Murphy to speak at Juneteenth Black Business Expo

Event, sponsored by African American Chamber, to be held June 13 in Teaneck

Gov. Phil Murphy will deliver remarks as a special guest speaker at the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey’s Juneteenth Black Business Expo, to be held June 13 at the Bogota Savings Bank Center on the campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck.

The 2024 expo, themed “The Journey Continues,” will be a dynamic, educational and collaborative event focusing on entrepreneurship, and the economic and cultural empowerment of underperforming communities.

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The Juneteenth Expo provides a forum to highlight African American entrepreneurs from various business sectors, along with over 50 corporations, Black-owned businesses, community partners and state agencies that will display their products and services in a transformed exhibit space that incorporates the history of Black Wall Street and Black entrepreneurial excellence.

Murphy spoke at the event last year.

John Harmon, the founder and CEO of the chamber, is thrilled to have him back.

“We are pleased with Gov. Murphy’s attendance, it is significant to have his participation at the Juneteenth Black Business Expo for the second consecutive year,” he said.

“The governor will be joining the AACCNJ to recognize Juneteenth and extend his support for the mission of the AACCNJ as we embark on our 17th year of advocacy and coalescing relationships that strengthen the competitiveness of New Jersey.

“Our ultimate goal is to work with the Murphy administration and the private sector in New Jersey to create a transformational collaboration based on acknowledgment, focus, intentionality and excellence.”

New Jersey native Malcolm Jenkins, a former NFL star turned entrepreneur and philanthropist, will serve as the keynote speaker in a fireside chat with Harmon.

The Black Business Expo will also feature a health and wellness fair by Premier Sponsor Hackensack Meridian Health. Premier Exhibitor Johnson & Johnson will feature a Pitch Contest for participating businesses; Elite Exhibitors include Davis EIS, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, Lakeland Bank, Citizens Bank, East West Connections, Valley National Bank and Cross River Bank.