Changemakers: AACCNJ to honor five business leaders at corporate awards dinner

Mathew Knowles, CEO of Music World Entertainment – a global leader in sales & marketing, brand development, entrepreneurship, and leadership – will be the keynote speaker at the African American Chamber of Commerce’s Changemakers corporate awards dinner this fall.

The event, Oct. 3 at the Doubletree by Hilton in Cherry Hill, will honor a select number of corporations and small business owners that have made significant contributions to the success of the AACCNJ and New Jersey:

· Chris Carothers, President, FCC Consulting Services;

· Thomas Kemly, CEO, Columbia Bank;

· John Kennedy, Ph.D., CEO Emeritus, N.J. Manufacturing Extension Program;

· Zach Lewis, President, Lewis Consulting Group;

· Nikkia McClain, President, Tene Nicole Creative Agency.

AACCNJ Founder and CEO said the honorees are incredibly deserved.

“The 2023 honorees have played a pivotal role in positioning our members, communities, and countless individuals in realizing their ambitions thus upholding the significance of capitalism and free enterprise,” he said. “It is through our engagement with representatives of both the private and public sectors that we forge these alliances to mitigate the systemic underperformance of the over 1.2 million blacks in New Jersey.”

Harmon said the event sums up the mission and vision of the AACCNJ.

“This strategy deployed by AACCNJ has enabled our organization to coalesce several relationships that have derived mutual benefits while serving as the cornerstone of our success. We are pleased to host this dinner to honor our “2023 Changemakers,’” he said.