Uniting Black Business Leaders & Black Chambers of Commerce

Uniting Black Business Leaders & Black Chambers of Commerce

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2016 USBC Conference. Pictured left to right: Ed Gordon, Ron Busby, Dr. Jeffry Ogbar, and DeRay McKesson.

The times we live in call for strategic collaboration between Black organizations to collectively use their platforms to advance the economic, socioeconomic, and overall well-being of the Black community. Brazen police brutality, relentless murders, the steep racial wealth gap, and barriers Black entrepreneurs face are among the reasons why Black organizations need to form alliances to collectively make a powerful impact. With this in mind, the U.S. Black Chambers is collaborating with select African American Chambers of Commerce to bring together Black Business Leaders and Black Chambers of Commerce for an intensive business training with the goal of producing more Black-owned businesses.

The U.S. Black Chambers’ School of Chamber & Business Management is the nation’s premier educational conference for African American entrepreneurs and Chambers of Commerce. The three-day business development conference convenes successful business owners, chamber leaders, corporate partners, government agencies, and legislators for an insightful series of workshops, panels, and networking sessions dedicated to growing Black-owned businesses. Subject matter experts will guide attendees through various sessions including: How to do Business with Corporate America; Scaling Up: Exploring International Business; Franchising, Innovative Ways to Access Capital, and much more.

2016 USBC Conference. Pictured: Heartland Black Chamber of Commerce receiving a $10,000 check from Wells Fargo on behalf of the U.S. Black Chambers Inc.
2016 USBC Conference. Pictured: Heartland Black Chamber of Commerce receiving a $10,000 check from Wells Fargo on behalf of the U.S. Black Chambers Inc.

More than just a business conference, this is also a great resource for Black business leaders and Chamber executives to learn, make powerful connections, and receive high-dollar funding. During last year’s conference, a total of $70,000 was awarded between 13 Chambers across the country, providing much needed capital, bolstering the role African American Chambers of Commerce play in cultivating Black enterprises.

Through its various mechanisms, the USBC School of Chamber & Business Management is certainly a conduit for the development and success of Black-owned businesses nationwide. This year’s conference will feature three course tracks: (1) Chamber of Commerce Executives, (2) Established Business Owners, and (3) Millennial Entrepreneurs, ages 18-34.

As the voice of the nation’s Black business owners, the USBC prides itself on its annual conference, that unites Black business leaders and African American Chambers of Commerce across the nation, to collectively work towards the distinct goal of increasing the number of Black-owned businesses.

We invite you to join us at our 7th Annual School of Chamber & Business Management conference. Click here to learn more about the U.S. Black Chambers of Commerce, and click here to register for the conference.

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