How We Do What We Do
Our initiatives serve as the channels by which we mobilize our agenda. From training & technical assistance for your business to economic development of the community to mentoring partnering, our real world - real time initiatives maximize any & all business growth potential.
Successful execution of our initiatives & programs allow us to measurably foster Black business growth and development while implementing a new paradigm that attracts the investment of the resources that stabilize & create sustainable communities.
Experience that you can trust
The Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce (ILBCC) is the largest, most active voice for African American businesses in the state of Illinois. The organization was incorporated in 1997 through the work of the National Black Chamber of Commerce and Founder, President/CEO Mr. Larry D. Ivory also past Chairman of the Board of the National Black Chamber of Commerce.
Our objective is to help promote job creation and growth amongst African American businesses. Subsequently we have emerged to become the leading advocate and go to source for many state and local entities as well as corporations to promote these very principles. Through our strong membership base and network of local chapters, we proactively work to promote a healthier business climate and economic empowerment through entrepreneurship.
Our Vision is to help Illinois Black businesses to become sustainable, high-growth enterprises by assisting them with building their capacity, allowing them to compete effectively in local, state, federal, and commercial contracts.