Welcome to the ILBCC
Our mission of the Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce (ILBCC) is simple. We help small businesses access success through developing strategies to assist them in increasing their competitive ability and capacity. Since our inception we have seen steady growth and have worked with businesses and government agencies alike to help craft solutions in areas that directly help reduce economic disparity for our citizens and communities. For more than 22 years, we have operated at the highest levels in public and private sectors to help create sustainable opportunities for African Americans, women, and minority owned businesses alike. We advocate for the over 100,000 Black owned businesses that represent an extremely diverse slice of industries from all across Illinois.
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.
Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce
We're invested in your success.
FORMER SEC. OF STATE JOHN KERRY'S ADDRESS TO THE ILBCC
Building Black Businesses
The Illinois State Black Chamber Of Commerce (ILBCC) is the largest, most active voice for black businesses in the state. Incorporated in 1997, ILBCC is a member of the National Black Chamber Of Commerce. Founded by President and CEO Mr. Larry D. Ivory, ILBCC promotes job creation and growth among Black-owed businesses.
We have emerged as a leading advocate and go to agency for many state and local entities as well as corporations in order to propagate these very principles. Through our strong membership and network base of local chapters and businesses, we proactively work to promote a healthier business environment and to economically empower black communities through capitalistic enterprise, entrepreneurship & endeavor.