The Black Chamber of Commerce is a non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting and advancing public policy issues and programs that will serve to strengthen and enhance the economic climate in which Black businesses operate statewide.
The BCC is a member driven organization representing a broad range of businesses which, among other things, expands business opportunities through partnering with other entities. The BCC offers seminars and other opportunities to educate new business owners and encourages BCC members to do business with each other.
Some of BCC flagship programs include: Advocacy for Black businesses, business opportunity events carried out in a variety of formats throughout the year; scholarship awards for high school students aspiring to pursue career paths in businesses; annual Legislative Prayer Breakfast; business opportunity networking mixers, and access to timely, strategic and beneficial information.
Some new initiatives that the BCC will be undertaking will focus on business referral services, grant writing, business planning, bonding seminars and ongoing assistance to Black polity makers throughout the state in
the areas of community research, planning and development.
The BCC will be publishing a bi-monthly newsletter in the near future; featuring our members throughout the region and state. The newsletter will also profile existing Black businesses who are making notable strives in their specific industry. The newsletter will list current request for funding proposals, invitation to bid, and potential contract opportunities for minority companies around the State. Ongoing statistical information about Black communities will be provided throughout the year as a regular feature in the newsletter. Our website will be retooled to provide up-to-date information of benefit to our members and will provide links to contracting and procurement opportunities and member resources.