2018 Press Advisory

March 8, 2018
John E. Harmon, Sr., IOM, Founder, President and CEO
African American Chamber of Commerce of NJ
Former Chairman, National Black Chamber of Commerce
379 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 0868
609-571- 1620 info@aaccnj.com www.aaccnj.com

The African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ) announces John E. Harmon, Sr., IOM,
named among ROI-NJ Power List 2018 Influencers


John Harmon named to the Associations Power List 2018 most influential, ROI Influencers.

Trenton, NJ March 8, 2018, John E. Harmon, Sr., Founder, President & CEO, African American Chamber of
Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ), has been selected for Return on Information-New Jersey (ROI-NJ) 2018
Power List of Influencers.
The list was featured in the Monday, February 26th, 2018 edition of ROI-NJ.

Excerpt from publication: “Harmon connects the small business owner to some of the key players in the business
and political worlds of New Jersey. He has also boosted the membership of the AACCNJ and its visibility. The
Chamber’s events attracts some of the largest companies in the country interested in diversifying their vendor
contracts – a key issue for the Chamber”.

Harmon is also a Board member of the NJ Chamber of Commerce (NJCC), where 16 of his fellow Board members
were also named to ROI-NJ Newspapers Top Influencers List, including Tom Bracken, NJCC, CEO and President.
Board Members were named in the Top 25, Banks, Top Executives, Health Care, Real Estate, Government Affairs,
Higher Education, Technology, and Associations Power Lists.

To read an online copy visit this link: http://www.roi-nj.com/2018/02/26/opinion/roi- nj-reveals- roi-influencers-
power-list- 2018/​

The AACCNJ performs an essential role in the economic viability of New Jersey.  While providing a platform for New Jersey’s African American business leaders, to speak with a collective voice, the AACCNJ advocates and promotes economic diversity fostering a climate of business growth through major initiatives centering on education and public policy.  The Chamber serves as a proactive advocacy group with a 501(c) 3 tax exemption, which is shared by the National Black Chamber of Commerce.   
 
March 5, 2018
John E. Harmon, Sr., IOM, Founder, President and CEO
African American Chamber of Commerce of NJ
Former Chairman, National Black Chamber of Commerce
379 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 0868
609-571-1620 info@aaccnj.com  www.aaccnj.com
 
The African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ) announces John E. Harmon, Sr., IOM, was selected to participate in prestigious Department of Defense Program hosted by the Secretary of Defense.
 
John Harmon among Select Group Chosen to Engage with Senior Military Officials and Private Sector Business and Community Executives for the Secretary of Defense’s 2018 Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC 88).

 
Trenton, NJ, March 5, 2018, John E. Harmon, Sr., Founder, President  & CEO, AACCN, has been selected as a participant in the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC) hosted by the Secretary of Defense.  The JCOC program is the oldest and most prestigious public liaison program in the Department of Defense. Harmon was selected as one of 40 individuals (out of 230 applicants) to attend this prestigious event.   In addition, Harmon is the only attendee from the State of New Jersey.
 
As a JCOC participant, Harmon will spend several intense days from June 10-16, 2018 at military installations, engaging with senior military officials and U.S. Service members.  In addition to participating in tactical training exercises, he will gain a better understanding of the roles and mission of the U.S. Armed Forces; their skills, capabilities, and equipment employed in defense of our nation.
 
              The JCOC program is directly linked to the Department of Defense’s new initiative, This Is Your Military.  The goal of this initiative is to educate and accurately inform the American public on the military's relevance, innovativeness and how it is a force for good.  It also seeks to introduce the American public to those who currently serve, and dispel common misperceptions about the military.

                  “I am truly humbled to be selected as a participant in the Public Liaison Program to gain insight of the level of service and professionalism provided members of the US Defense Department on behalf of all US Citizens and our allies. What an incredible honor, one that I will cherish for life.”  John E. Harmon, Sr., IOM.
 
The objective of the JCOC public liaison program is to help bridge the growing military-civilian divide by:
  • Educating and informing participants about the strength and readiness of the U.S. Armed Forces through personal observation of Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard operations.
  • Providing a better understanding of the rewards of military service.
  • Providing the American public opportunities to obtain a better understanding of national defense policies and programs through the eyes of opinion leaders who have spent time with their military. 

To find out more about the program, please visit the program website: http://jcoc.osd.mil
 
The AACCNJ performs an essential role in the economic viability of New Jersey.  While providing a platform for New Jersey’s African American business leaders, to speak with a collective voice, the AACCNJ advocates and promotes economic diversity fostering a climate of business growth through major initiatives centering on education and public policy.  The Chamber serves as a proactive advocacy group with a 501(c) 3 tax exemption, which is shared by the National Black Chamber of Commerce.   ​