CHAMBER EVENTS

MEMBER TESTIMONIALS

MISSION STATEMENT!
The African-American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey, Inc., (AACCNJ) is dedicated to economically empowering and sustaining African American communities through entrepreneurship and capitalistic activities within the State of New Jersey and via interaction with the National Black Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (NBCC).

The African-American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey has been incorporated as a 501(c)(3) in accordance with the Internal and provides advocacy and support for businesses throughout the State of New Jersey.
GOVERNMENT 
* Partnerships to increase contracting with women
    and minority-owned businesses
*  Promotes a pro-business agenda
*  HUD Section 3 
*  Title VI
*  Public Policy through Education Reform and Job Creation


SMALL BUSINESS BUSINESS
* Training/Development Program
* Host Educational Forum and Networking events to connect
opportunities, and resources.
* Promotes members through spotlights features in chamber 
marketing materials and website.
* Capacity building strategies.
* Advocates membership access to public, private sectors, and 
community  opportunities.

CORPORATiONS
* Supply Chain Diversity
*Corporate Advertising
*Marketing Penetration Strategies
*Promotional Opportunities
*Human Resource Recruitment Services
*Youth Mentorship and Entrepreneur Programs
 *Training and Job Readiness Programs
 *Assist in Developing and Implementing Public Policy  Strategies.
A Career in Your Best Interest
 
Here, at Investors Bank, you will find yourself in an environment filled with people who come to work every day with a sense of purpose – teammates who are excited to be at a growing company.  Our success is attributed to the fact that we are a different Bank.   Everything we do and how we do it comes from a culture built on our Core Values of Character, Commitment, Cooperation, and Community. 

These values are serving us well as we work together to transform our company into the premier Bank in the region.  Join us and experience the difference the right company can make for your career. 
Please visit our website to view all our current open positions:
www.myinvestorsbank.com/home/careers
 
Investors Bank is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability, liability for military service, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other basis made unlawful by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation.

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April Aaronson was born in New Jersey and has spent most of her life in the Garden State. April received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Rutgers University and then completed her MPA and MSW at Columbia University.April spent over 20 years working in executive positions in municipal, county, and state government in New Jersey. Her work spanned human services, child welfare, and public health. April also has served in executive staff and board positions in several non-profit organizations. Currently, she is the executive director of Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA of New Jersey). CASA of New Jersey, established in 2000, provides a voice for abused and neglected children placed in foster care by empowering a statewide network of county-based CASA volunteers who advocate for these children in Family Court. CASA volunteers connect children to needed services and advocate for their best interests while in foster care, and typically speed the reunification or adoption process. The ultimate goal for every child is a permanent, loving home and family.April is married and has a daughter in college.

Patricia Timmons is a lifelong resident of New Jersey.  She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Jersey City State College (now known as New Jersey City University) and a Master of Education from Rutgers University, receiving certifications as Elementary School teacher and School Administrator.  During her educational career with the Jersey City Public Schools, Patricia taught grades 5, 7, 8 and Reading Recovery; she served as Assistant Principal in a Pre K through grade eight grammar school until her retirement in 2013.  While researching volunteer opportunities, Patricia came across the Court Appointed Special Advocate  (CASA) program which afforded her the opportunity  to continue her advocacy and connection with young people, even after retirement.  She completed the comprehensive training in December 2013 and received her first case in January 2014.  In addition to serving as a proud CASA volunteer, Patricia is an active member of her church, an avid reader, a fitness enthusiast, and a doting grandmother of four.

Andrew Simmons -  "Over twenty years ago, I founded Lashay's Construction & Development, Minority & Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (MDBE) contractors. With $4 million annual revenue, we provide heavy construction services for development, residential, commercial and city, county and national govt. projects of all sizes, including NY highways, bridges & tunnel projects. I've completed small business mentorship programs with the MTA, Port Authorities of NY, NJ & NYC School Construction Authority. With my brother, I co-founded two non-profits, a training program called "My Brother's Keeper" and CURE, which built "Lillie Pearl on the Hudson," a 12-unit affordable housing condominium in Yonkers, named for our mother. 

Applying my team’s extensive experience fabricating, furnishing, bending, and installing reinforced steel (rebar), in 2014 I launched A&S Rebar, a full-service, MDBE steel rebar manufacturer, supplier & distributor, which provides estimating, detailing and project management services in NY & the tri-state area. Our products include Black Rebar, Stainless Steel Rebar, Epoxy Coated Rebar, Fabricated Rebar Accessories, Tire Wire, Anchor Bolts, Uppers, Wire Mesh & Couplers. Based in Long Island, A&S Rebar is certified as a DISADVANTED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (DBE) by the MTA and by New York State as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) to provide onsite rebar & fabrication services, as a distributor/supplier of reinforced steel and to offer mgmt. consulting services. When A&S Rebar supplies & fabricates (cuts to Length) your rebar, your firm receives a 100% credit toward its MDBE goals. Lashay’s & A&S Rebar help clients optimize NY State’s MBE UTILIZATION TARGET OF 30%. We work with: Contractors & Subcontractors interested in purchasing rebar from an MDBE-approved provider. Developers of residential & commercial buildings. City, County & Natl. Govt. Agencies, Transportation Depts & Port Authorities planning new projects. You can contact me at 646-864-5987 or simmons@asrebar.com