The California Black Chamber of Commerce mission is to provide programs and services, through the above mentioned programs, which strength our member organizations in their regions of operations; to advocate policies which improve business opportunities for African Americans throughout California.
Making our state-wide community a great place to live reinforces our board’s main agenda in 2014-2015, which was to support local activities and recirculate California income locally. The most profound comment we’ve heard over the past year came from a member who works in the accounting field, he said; “I would rather lose to my competitor across the street then to see the business go out of the area.” That embodies our commitment to shop local, hire local, and volunteer local.
To that end, we continue to provide information statewide and through the nation through various formats: California Legislative Welcome Reception held in January, attended by a wide array of California business and community leaders. It provides an opportunity for small business owners to network with legislators in a relaxed atmosphere and share information related to critical legislation affecting minority and African American owned businesses.Public Policy Luncheon ,offers an opportunity to meet with government and community leaders to discuss the political climate of our state and address the real issues of under served communities; African American Leadership Forum the forum highlights leaders in the state covering the urban agenda; and Ron Brown Business and Economic Summit features workshops and plenary sessions providing valuable networking and business development strategies for participating entrepreneurs. Read More