• Welcome to the New Jersey LGBT Chamber!

    The NJ LGBT Chamber is the bridge to connect with New Jersey's LGBT, and allied business community. We are New Jersey's premier LGBT business organization dedicated to strengthening LGBT businesses in the New Jersey tri-state area.

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  • Every month our Board picks a Chamber Member in a random drawing to be featured on our website and social media platforms as a "Member Spotlight"

    Interested in being featured? Please complete THIS FORM for a chance to be featured on our website and social media platforms for one full month!


  • About Jerry:

    Jerry Arduino is an event planner.  His company, Beardsley Events, LLC, is a full service event planning and décor company serving the New Jersey, New York and Tri-State Area. 

    Beardsley Events assists clients with every detail of their event to ensure that their vision is brought to life.  They provide great ideas, connections to talented and dependable vendors, and serve as a one-stop shop for flower walls, floral décor (real and silk), and a large variety of décor rentals!

    Jerry looks forward to more opportunities to work with Chamber Members.  Check out the highlights below for information about a special discounted rate!


    Quick Highlights!

    What services do you provide? How long have you been in business?

    We provide full and partial event planning, month/day of coordination, floral décor, event and wedding décor rentals, and flower walls.

    Who do you want to work with / Who is your target audience?

    We like working with both private and corporate clients.  Our private clients retain us to guide them through the process and ease the stress of planning any moderately sized event such as a wedding, Bar or Bat Mitzvah, or fundraising gala.  Our corporate clients retain us for larger events such as expos, product launches, golf outings, and more!

    What separates your business from the competition?

    When planning an event, nothing is more crucial than having a keen eye for details.  Planners are expected to remember loads of information such as dates, times, locations, seating arrangements, as well as confirming that all of the client’s requests have been properly taken care of before an event.  Attention to detail is a huge part of what our team does, and we make every event unique and special.

    How can other members refer you to your ideal clients/customers?

    Personal introductions are always welcome, and new clients can also be referred to our website and social media platforms, listed below.  We find that referrals are our best source of new business.


    How long have you been a member of the NJ LGBT Chamber of Commerce?

    One full year as a member!  And I was attending meetings before that.

    Are you a certified LGBT Business Enterprise or are you planning on becoming certified?

    I look forward to becoming certified as an LGBT Business Enterprise this year!

    What do you wish to accomplish (or have you already accomplished) with your membership with the NJ LGBT Chamber of Commerce?

    I love networking, making new friends, and building new business relationships.  I enjoy volunteering for many causes, so it’s great to volunteer my time for the Chamber as well.

    We like to offer our members specials or deals that come from other members! Do you have any products or services you’d like to exclusively offer or discount for NJ LGBT Chamber Members?

    Yes!  Any new client will receive a 10% discount off any of our services.  Even if a new client does not have any current planning/coordination needs, we offer a variety of décor rentals and other services.  Combined package deals are also available!

    Where can we find you online or on Social Meda?

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/beardsleyevents/

    Instagram: www.instagram.com/beardsleyevents/?hi=en

    Twitter: twitter.com/beardsleyevents

    Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/jerry_arduino-02bb3317

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