Murphy to attend Statewide Hispanic Chamber gala (Sponsored Content: Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey)

The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey’s annual gala just got a little greater: Gov. Phil Murphy has confirmed he will be in attendance at the Dec. 8 event.

Carlos Medina, chairman of the SHCCNJ, said Murphy’s presence will cap another strong year for the fastest-growing minority business group in the state.

“Gov. Murphy has made it clear since his first day in office that he is behind and fully supports the efforts of the Statewide Hispanic Chamber and the Hispanic community,” Medina said. “Having such strong support from the governor helps all of our businesses and our community.”

The gala will be held from 6-11:30 p.m. at The Legacy Castle in Pompton Plains.


The annual gala is a way the Hispanic Chamber recognizes Hispanic leadership in New Jersey.

It will be a who’s who of New Jersey’s finest in both the public and the private sector.

The SHCCNJ will present three special awards:

  • Latino Trailblazer of the Year: Stella Nolasco, fashion designer;
  • Hero Award: Edgardo Mirando-Rodriguez, comic artist and creator of “La Borinquena”;
  • Nonprofit Leader of the Year: Ana Montero, American Red Cross, recovery executive officer.

“The SHCCNJ presents these prestigious awards each year to extraordinary and visionary persons, as well as corporate and government advocates,” Medina said. “The awards are based on those who have contributed to and who have demonstrated exemplary excellence and leadership in their professions.”

Actor, philanthropist and marine combat veteran J.W. Cortes will serve as master of ceremonies.

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