As Leaders We Are About Your Business
Our Board Directors (we are about chamber business)
As a non-profit organization there are two basic responsibilities that our board members have which are to support and to govern the chamber which both require different skills and expertise. In the role of "supporter" board members raise money, bring contacts to the organization, and act as ambassadors to the community. Equally important, the "governance" role involves protection of the public interest, being a fiduciary, selecting the executive director and assessing his/her performance, ensuring compliance with legal and tax requirements, and evaluating the organization's work.
Our mission is to educate, enhance and promote economic development in our region. In other words, we focus on helping our members grow their businesses!
The purpose of the Chamber is to help minority-owned businesses gain greater exposure and increased visibility which brings more revenue to businesses. We can help the minority-consumer market and business community in many ways by helping them to understand the importance of commerce.
When your company joins our Chamber, you will have the opportunity to network and collaborate with well other business owners. In addition, we offer workshops and seminars throughout the year, on a variety of topics geared specifically to the growth of your bottom line. Attend a chamber event and meet some of our members. As with any quality business organization, you will get the most out of the Chamber by participating and getting involved. Then, take advantage of the wealth of resources we offer through networking and attending our workshops:
• Procurement Opportunities the more you know the more you grow
• Educational Workshops that help you to extend your knowledge
• Business Referrals inquiries needing products and services
• Business Marketing what you see is what you get…and so much more
So take the first step in your business success and register for a Chamber event today.We look forward to having you join us. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office, Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Linda S. Gray
Greater Southwest Black Chamber, President/CEO