Florham Park N.J. – Dec. 9, 2021 – Business development grants of $10,000 will be awarded to three local Black-owned small businesses in early January, courtesy of the New York Jets and Visa in collaboration with the Morris County Chamber of Commerce and the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey. The deadline for submission of applications is Sunday, Dec. 19.
To qualify, businesses must:
To apply, visit https://www.morrischamber.org/jetsgrantprogram.html. Preference will be given to those applicants that do business in Morris County.
This is the second year the Jets are making the grants available, awarding two grants last year. The team is making the funding available to reinforce its commitment to support Black-owned small businesses, amplify black voices and help provide financial stability to communities in need.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for small Black-owned businesses to invest in growing their enterprises,” said Meghan Hunscher, Morris County Chamber president. “Last year’s grant recipients invested in equipment and marketing and both saw an almost immediate return on their investment. I encourage any Black-owned small business that meets the qualifications to take the time to apply.”
"Once again, the Jets have demonstrated their commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion," stated John E. Harmon, Sr.,IOM Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey. "We have many members with businesses based in Morris County and strongly urge each of them to take advantage of this opportunity. Business development grants like the ones offered by the Jets and Visa can take small Black-owned businesses to the next level in their economic growth. We are hopeful that other large corporations will follow the example set by the Jets and Visa."
About the Morris County Chamber of Commerce
The Morris County Chamber of Commerce has more than 700 member organizations that range from entrepreneurs and small businesses to large corporations and Fortune 500 companies. The chamber’s mission is to collaboratively advance the interests of its members to champion a thriving business and community environment. The chamber’s many events, meetings and seminars provide a platform for its members to connect, collaborate, learn and succeed. The chamber is dedicated to the advancement of Morris County's businesses and community by providing services, information and advocacy to support the success of its member organizations. They are headquartered in Florham Park.
About the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey
Founded in 2007, the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ) is a 501(c)(3) organization 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. The AACCNJ serves 800+ members and has 10,000+ contacts in its database. Among its many goals, the AACCNJ seeks to enhance its ability to be a critical source of information, inspiration, knowledge, and resources for the 80,000+ African-American businesses and the more than 1.2 million Black residents throughout New Jersey. The AACCNJ joins the top three percent of all chambers nationwide that are accredited by the United States Chamber of Commerce. The AACCNJ is the only accredited chamber in New Jersey and the only African-American chamber in the United States to hold this distinction. The AACCNJ’s reach extends statewide and nationally via radio, television, and social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram). Its weekly radio show, Empowerment Hour, has more than 2,000 listeners. Its monthly television show, Pathway to Success, airs on NJTV and NJTVonline.org, garnering 1.6 million viewers, and on PBS.org, attracting an audience of more than 28 million viewers.
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