The African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ) Juneteenth Black Business Expo

May 22nd, 2024

June 13, 2024 9:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.

Location: Fairleigh Dickinson University

The AACCNJ 2024 Black Expo themed “The Journey Continues”, is a Community, Public and Private Sector Collaborative. The Expo will be a dynamic, educational, and interactive Expo focusing on entrepreneurship, and the economic and cultural empowerment of underperforming communities.

The AACCNJ 2024 Black Expo will be a memorable and enriching community experience focusing on entrepreneurship,

and the economic and cultural empowerment of underperforming communities.

This dynamic, educational, and interactive Expo will feature:

Johnson & Johnson’s Battle of the Pitches will give entrepreneurs valuable exposure and feedback that can propel their business to greater heights.

“Business Corner” where you will receive professional headshots, critiques on your capability’s presentation, elevator pitch and more.

Keynote remarks from Retired NFL Veteran, Entrepreneur, and Philanthropist Malcolm Jenkins will join AACCNJ CEO John Harmon in a conversation about his career and professional journey as an entrepreneur

Personalized matchmaker sessions with leading experts designed to help you enhance your company.

Breakout sessions on topics ranging from talent acquisition to digital literacy.

Blackheart returns to the Expo with a brand-new AI technology exhibit!

Interactive and historical exhibits on Black Excellence past, present and future.

Food emporiums with tastings of delicious cuisine.

Music and entertainment.

Experience a fashion showcase created by black fashion designers!

Networking and more.


Registration Begins – 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM (Continental Breakfast)

Expo Hall Opens – 9:00 AM (Welcome Announcements)

Workshop: CRM, AI, and Shifting Generational Dynamics -10:05 AM – 10:45 AM

Workshop: Winning RFP’s and Keeping Your Business Relevant – 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

Matchmaking Session # 1 – 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Lunch – 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Keynote Speaker Malcolm Jenkins – 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Matchmaking Session # 2 – 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Workshop: Empowering Black-Owned Businesses & the Role of DEI Programs/Initiatives – 2:45 PM – 3:30 PM

Workshop: Creative Funding Strategies for Small Businesses and Holistic Well-Being – 2:45 PM – 3:30 PM

Battle of the Pitches & Essay Contest Winner Announcements – 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Juneteenth Black Business Expo Ends – 4:00 PM