AACCNJ Circle of Achievement Awards Gala

Some of the biggest names in Black business and politics showed up in their finest on February 17, 2022, at the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey’s (AACCNJ) 15th Anniversary Circle of Achievement Award Gala held at the Venetian in Garfield, NJ. The AACCNJ welcomed Governor Phillip D. Murphy, Lt. Governor Sheila Y. Oliver, and keynote speaker President of Kean University Lamont O. Repollet, Ed.D. Each year the AACCNJ honors business and community leaders. This year’s awardees included Rev. Dr. DeForest B. Soaries Jr., MTA’s Michael J. Garner, CEO SUEZ North America Nadine Leslie, and Chief Administrator Officer Delaware River Port Authority Toni Proffitt Brown. The Gus Heningburg Award was presented to Founder & President of the National Black Farmer’s Association John Wesley Boyd Jr. The AACCNJ also received an award. They received the Chamber of Commerce of the Year for 2021 from the National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC).