African American Chamber of Commerce President/CEO John E. Harmon, Sr., Will Examine Why Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Matter in Business, during Lecture Hosted by Berkeley College

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Contact: Kelly Depsee
Director, Communications and External Relations


Event on December 7, 2021 at 1 p.m. is Open to Students, Business
and Community Leaders

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John E. Harmon, Sr., Founder, President and CEO of the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey, will serve as guest lecturer for “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Why They Matter for Businesses Large and Small,” a free virtual webinar hosted by Berkeley College. The event, on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, at 1 p.m., is open to all chambers of commerce, business and community leaders, as well as students, faculty and staff.

Register Today! There is no cost to attend the event, but registration is required. Click here to register.

The Berkeley College Larry L. Luing School of Business® Leadership Lecture Series features entrepreneurs and diverse leaders in business and industry who share their experiences on how to succeed in business with students and the community at-large.

Harmon will discuss the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion as a winning model for business success. The lecture will include a look at best practices and how the African American Chamber of Commerce works with businesses and government to establish equitable pathways to entrepreneurship and business ownership in Black communities. The lecture will be followed by a question-and-answer session with students.

Harmon is recognized nationally as a leading advocate for the African American community, including more than 70,000 Black-owned businesses and 1.1 million African American residents in New Jersey. Harmon’s role is to ensure that policy at the municipal, county and federal levels provide fairness, equity and access to a level playing field in the marketplace.

Harmon serves on several professional and corporate boards. He is Board Member and the Former Chairman of the Board for the National Black Chamber of Commerce, with 150 affiliate chapters. He serves on the Board of Directors of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and is a member of its Committee of 100; is a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Economic Community Advisory Council (ECAC); and is on the Board of Directors of Investors Bank, and Hackensack Meridian Health. Harmon is also a Board Member of Digital Place-based Advertising Association.

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