The African American Chamber Builds Businesses & Empowers Communities.
The African American Chamber of Commerce is the principal leader and the preeminent advocate in fostering economic success for black-owned businesses in Central Florida. Our vision is to serve as the leading advocate in the Central Florida area for black-owned companies in business development, wealth creation and economic empowerment.
The African American Chamber fights for legislation that promotes small business growth. Particularly policies that address the challenges of Black business owners. We understand the importance of maintaining a bipartisan approach to advocacy, and hence, collaborate with policy makers from all political affiliations to advocate for policies that best serve the interest of the Black community.
Capital access remains the most important factor limiting the establishment, expansion and growth of Black-owned businesses. The African American Chamber works with financial institutions, particularly Black-owned institutions, to create avenues by which Black businesses can gain greater access to credit, capital and other financial instruments.
The African American Chamber is committed to helping Black business leaders achieve stellar performance and growth through entrepreneur and business management training. Hence, we deliver quality educational opportunities and professional development resources that help our members management and grow successful businesses.
At the African American Chamber, our goal is to level the playing field by helping members gain access to business opportunities in the private and public sectors. We accomplish this by educating members in contract opportunities, helping them increase their capacity to vie for large scale contracts, and offering resources and information that enhance Black owners’ ability to compete.
Look at our 2010-2013 Impact in Numbers
Economic Impact from Contracts / $3.6 Million
Entrepreneurs Assisted to Date / 4100
Members / 450
Seminars and Workshops / 85
Annual Event Attendees / 2500
One of the biggest advantages of being affiliated with the African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida is the camaraderie. Regardless of the size of your business, you can benefit from the advice, tips and leads that fellow entrepreneurs generously share to help other African American businesses as well as other minority owned small businesses succeed. So what do African American Chamber of Commerce companies do that other small business entrepreneurs should take note of? They go to networking events sponsored by the Chamber. They share leads to empower fellow members through leads groups sponsored by the Chamber. To expand their knowledge of general business practices, they take workshops, classes and attend seminars sponsored by the Chamber.