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About  Us

Our Mission

The New Jersey Community Craft Experience (NJCCE) is a dynamic networking resource that unites local businesses and community members who share a common passion for making a positive impact. Our primary objective is to foster collaboration, nurture connections, and drive meaningful change within our community. We achieve this by providing an inclusive platform where small businesses, local community organizations, crafters, artists, and entrepreneurs can showcase their exceptional products and services.

Our mission revolves around organizing an annual community networking event that serves as a catalyst for interaction and collaboration. Additionally, we offer exposure opportunities through Small Business Saturday "Business Spotlights" to further enhance visibility for local businesses.


As NJCCE evolves, we aim to expand our offerings to include speakers, educational workshops, and captivating performances, creating a holistic experience for all participants. By doing so, we strive to transform local brands and small businesses into household names within their communities and the surrounding areas. Our ultimate goal is to facilitate growth and recognition for these businesses, fostering a thriving and interconnected local economy.

Established in 2007, our entrepreneurial journey began with a passion for crafting personalized do-it-yourself gifts, laying the foundation for our small business. As two sisters, Michelle and Veronica, we are proud owners of With You in Mind Gift Creations, LLC, operating from the heart of central New Jersey. Our primary focus lies in curating bespoke gifts suitable for all occasions and celebrations. Our diverse range of offerings includes delectable candies and treats, intricately designed diaper and towel cakes, delightful party favors, wellness stationery, captivating centerpieces, and an array of other unique creations.

In 2022, we embarked on a remarkable expansion by introducing an innovative initiative to give back to our community. This led to the birth of the New Jersey Community Craft Experience (NJCCE), a remarkable platform exclusively designed for small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs to showcase their exceptional products and services, offering them a valuable opportunity to thrive.


Our commitment to diversity and empowerment is exemplified by our certification as a Minority Women Business Enterprise (MWBE) and Minority Business Enterprise (MBE). These credentials validate our dedication to fostering inclusivity and providing equal opportunities in the business realm.



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Unite for a better community! At NJCCE, we believe in the power of collective action to create positive change. Join us as we bring people together for a shared purpose and make a tangible impact on our community.

Whether you volunteer your time, make an in-kind donation, or contribute products and samples, every act of support holds tremendous significance. Your contribution, no matter the size, is essential for the success of our event and the realization of our future endeavors.

Together, let's make a difference and build a stronger community. Join NJCCE today and be part of the movement that uplifts and empowers our community for a brighter future.

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