What we're about

The New Jersey LGBT Chamber of Commerce is New Jersey's premier organization for the promotion of LGBT owned businesses, LGBT business enterprise certification opportunities (LGBTBE), and the advancement of LGBT business professionals.

We are proud to serve as the New Jersey affiliate chapter of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) based in Washington, DC. You should attend our networking events, workshops and panel discussions to grow your business, widen your knowledge base and expand your social circle, within the community and beyond. Experience the power of membership!

Become a chamber member today and apply for LGBT business certification. The NGLCC is the exclusive, third-party certification body that verifies that eligible businesses are majority-owned by LGBT individuals, and subsequently grants LGBT Business Enterprise® (LGBTBE®) designation to such businesses as part of its LGBT Supplier Diversity Initiative.

By becoming a certified LGBTBE, businesses are able to build relationships with America's leading corporations, generate prospective business and clients, and collectively team with each other for contracting opportunities. As corporate America becomes more inclusive and further diversifies its supply chain, certification offers the opportunity for LGBT-owned businesses to differentiate themselves from their competitors.

Upcoming events (4+)

Meet the Diverse Chambers of New Jersey!

Online event

COST: FREE!
YOU MUST REGISTER ON OUR WEBSITE FOR THIS EVENT. You will not obtain the Zoom link if you only RSVP on MeetUp: bit.ly/DIVERSITY2021

The NJ LGBT Chamber is excited to host a two-part roundtable series designed to engage LGBT-, small-, minority-, women-, disability-, and veteran-owned businesses, educate them about available certifications which would help them get more equitable access into corporate and government procurement streams, and encourage them to join local diverse Chambers/organizations in NJ.

Part 2 -- September 23rd, 2021 -- Meet the Diverse Chambers of NJ

AGENDA -- Meet the Diverse Chambers of NJ
9:00am-9:10am -- Welcome from the NJ LGBT Chamber of Commerce
9:10am - 9:25am -- Keynote Speaker -- Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver, State of New Jersey
9:25am - 9:40am -- Panel Discussion -- Business Owner Successes from Being a Part of a Chamber

[Diverse Chamber Presentations]

9:40am - 9:55am -- Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of NJ
9:55am - 10:10am -- African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey
10:10am - 10:25am -- NJ State Veterans Chamber of Commerce
10:25am - 10:30am -- [Restroom Break/Questions]
10:30am - 10:45am -- New Jersey LGBT Chamber of Commerce
10:45am - 11:00am -- WBEC East/MetroNY
11:00am - 11:15am -- Capital Region Minority Chamber of Commerce

[Breakout Room Sessions -- Attendees can request up to two Chambers they want to be in a Breakout Room with to ask more questions]

11:15am - 11:30am -- Breakout Room Session 1
11:30am - 11:45am -- Breakout Room Session 2
11:45am - 12:00pm -- Conclusion

LGBTQ+ and Allied In-Person Networking Mixer at Grounds for Sculpture!

**RSVP HERE: https://bit.ly/2WlyVyI **

Join the NJ LGBT Chamber mixer hosted at Grounds For Sculpture—New Jersey’s 42-acre magnificently landscaped contemporary sculpture park! Grab a drink at the Van Gogh Café*, explore the grounds, and enjoy fresh air as you unwind.

**Non-alcoholic & alcoholic beverages available a la carte. Must be 21+ with state-issued ID to purchase alcoholic beverages.**

5:00pm - 6:00pm – Networking on the Van Gogh Café Terrace
6:00pm - 6:30pm – Private tour of new exhibitions!
6:30pm - 9:00pm – Networking resumes! Explore all the grounds and galleries have to offer.

Cost: The cost of admission has been WAIVED by GFS! Just check in at the admission counter and make your way to the Van Gogh Café!

Virtual Thursdays: Happy Hour Networking! LGBTQ+ and Allied!

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YOU MUST REGISTER ON OUR WEBSITE FOR THIS EVENT. You will not obtain the Zoom link if you only RSVP on MeetUp: https://www.njlgbtchamber.org/events/calendar//?c=6

Join the New Jersey LGBT Chamber of Commerce for our "Virtual Thursdays" Happy Hour Networking series EVERY LAST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH! Grab your favorite beverage, introduce yourself, and connect with fellow Chamber Members and supporters! This event is open to all!

***If you are looking to attend more than 1 Happy Hour, you must register for each occurrence separately because the Zoom links will differ for each event.**
*** This event is FREE for dues-paying Chamber Members! ***
*** This event is $5 for non-dues paying supporters and guests! ***

Upon registration, you will be sent an email confirmation providing you with the instructions and link to join the Zoom Meeting. If you do not receive this confirmation email by the day-of, please send an email to [masked] to request dial-in instructions.

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Virtual Tuesdays: Coffee Connections! LGBTQ+ and Allied Networking!

YOU MUST REGISTER ON OUR WEBSITE FOR THIS EVENT. You will not obtain the Zoom link if you only RSVP on MeetUp: https://www.njlgbtchamber.org/events/calendar//?c=6

Join the New Jersey LGBT Chamber of Commerce for our Coffee Connection Networking series EVERY 2ND TUESDAY OF THE MONTH! Kickstart your morning by introducing yourself and connecting with fellow Chamber Members and supporters! This event is open to all!

*** If you are looking to attend more than 1 Coffee Connection, you must register for each occurrence separately because the Zoom links will differ for each event. ***
*** This event is FREE for dues-paying Chamber Members! ***
*** This event is $5 for non-dues paying supporters and guests! ***

Upon registration, you will be sent an email confirmation providing you with the instructions and link to join the Zoom Meeting. If you do not receive this confirmation email by the day-of, please send an email to [masked] to request dial-in instructions.

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