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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.
Our Member Spotlight for the month of September is
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!
Our Member Spotlight for the month of September is Veronica Janice with VG Creatives, LLC
Creating and launching a business during a pandemic was difficult at best however, with perseverance, dedication, and a commitment to producing top quality products which will prevent injuries and save lives from airborne shade hazards, VG Creatives is poised to become known worldwide. The successes I measure are the forward momentum and opportunities being presented with our products. One such opportunity was in early August with the Gator Jawn being submitted to QVC which we are currently still hopeful to get a positive response after a zoom pitch went disastrous with my sound cutting out during the pitch. We are also now in talks with Lowes stores having the Gator Jawn, the Jawn-it-ALL and our Ground Stakes submitted for a program they call "Making it with Lowes" The product samples have been submitted at their request and are actively being reviewed by the buyers.
What services do you provide? How long have you been in business?
I design and manufacture a line of Secure Anchor Systems for Easy ups, and umbrellas or any pole-based structure. The company was founded less than two years ago.
Who do you want to work with / Who is your target audience?
We are currently shipping products DTC (direct to Consumer through Amazon, Walmart.com, & eBay. My target audience are outdoor enthusiasts, At Home events, Beach goers, Camping, survivalists, racing circuit, recreational sports fields such as your children's field games where protection from not only the sun is needed but winds and rail as well. We are moving from the DTC marketplace into the retailer marketplace. I am currently in talks with Lowes through the "Making it with Lowes? campaign they are running for new product searches. I would like to get my products in more retail stores as a wholesaler.
What separates your business from the competition?
The background I have in 40 years of Manufacturing, engineering and Product Development has given me the insight to design and manufacture the most robust and universal Secure Anchor System on the market at a very reasonable price. With just one product, our flagship, the Gator Jawn brand Jawn-it-All kit, you can secure any pole-based structure, including any size umbrella or Easy up, to at least FIVE different landscapes, is lightweight, adaptable, universal, and super tough. The competition uses either a single or at most dual-purpose anchoring capability for securing umbrellas with the dangers of a pointed screw type end, which takes effort to install. Our products are designed for easy of use and a confident worry-free experience for the day, days or weeks at a time.
How can other members refer you to your ideal clients/customers?
Buyers of retail stores which carry beach and shade structure items. Any major retailers would be welcome. Camping supply companies, racing circuit and or any outdoor enthusiasts groups or activities.
How long have you been a member of the NJ LGBT Chamber of Commerce?
About 1 year
Are you a certified LGBT Business Enterprise or are you planning on becoming certified?
I am a member of the NJLBTGCC with my certification process having been completed and awaiting final acceptance.
What do you wish to accomplish (or have you already accomplished) with your membership with the NJ LGBT Chamber of Commerce?
To be able to open opportunities with other members without the stigma of worrying about being discriminated against. I am hopeful becoming a certified member provides validated opportunities with other businesses to do business with and to expand my business contact base.
We like to offer our members any 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, I have created a special code just for members. Use code: NJLGBTCC30 for 30% off all orders over $40.00
Where can we find you online or on Social Media?
Veronica Janice- VG Creatives- Creator of the Gator Jawn!