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New Jersey Business Magazine - JA of New Jersey Named Innovator of the Year by Middlesex Chamber

JA of New Jersey (JANJ) has been named the recipient of the Innovator of the Year award at the upcoming Community Leaders of Distinction Awards, hosted by the Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce (MCRCC). The ceremony will take place at The Pines Manor in Edison on May 31, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Established in 1997, the Community Leader of Distinction Awards (an annual event that has been a pillar) of the MCRCC’s program. The nomination process provides an opportunity for employees, residents, beneficiaries, and other individuals to acknowledge an individual or organization that goes above and beyond in its duties. Past honorees have come from various backgrounds, including nonprofit organizations, local governments, small businesses, and multinational corporations. The honorees are united by their desire to contribute to the betterment of the community through their philanthropic contributions, volunteer efforts, and commitment to ethical business practices.

“We are honored to receive this award from the Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce,” said James Horne Jr., President & CEO of JANJ. “Being a member of the Chamber has impacted our organization in immeasurable ways, providing invaluable networking opportunities and a great support system of like-minded individuals. JA is committed to empowering young people to own their economic success, plan for their futures, and make smart academic and economic choices. We are grateful for the recognition and the opportunity to continue serving our community.”

Headquartered in Raritan Center, JANJ is an award-winning, free educational resource Junior Achievement operation. JANJ provides New Jersey’s youth with relevant experiential education in financial literacy, career readiness, entrepreneurship, and life skills, equipping them with the skillset and mindset to explore, choose, and advance in their future career paths.


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