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ILBCC Welcomes New Board Members in June 2020

The Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce are excited to welcome our two newest board members Dr. Carla Hightower and Attorney Demitrus Evans. Dr. Carla Hightower is a health coach and corporate wellness consultant. Attorney Demitrus Evans is Manager at The Evans International Law Firms, LLC. These two ladies will be crucial assets to the chamber’s board and they are…

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More Funding to Help Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

As entrepreneurs and small business owners focus on how to pay expenses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Entrepreneurial advocates and Black Business Chambers are working to find solutions to help black business owners deal with the healthcare and economic crises affecting America. The Small Business Administration (SBA) announced funding for small business owners in March through the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response…

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Access to Capital for Minority Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses During the Crisis

On May 15, 2020, Larry Ivory, President and CEO of the Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce participate in the Access to Capital for Minority Entrepreneurs and Small Business During the Crisis Webinar Series. The series is hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Financial Department. Yolanda Daniel, Vice President Finance and Chief Procurement Office of the Federal Reserve Bank…

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COVID-19 Survival of Black Small Businesses Is at Stake!

NBCC Call-To-Action Conference Call COVID-19 Survival of Black Small Businesses in the United States Is at Stake! Thursday, April 16, 2020 | 5:00 p.m. EDT RSVP and Get Call-In Details  The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on Black lives and businesses across the U.S. While Congress has passed the CARES Act, small black businesses have been left out of funding,…

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ILBCC Holds Statewide COVID-19 Business Impact Call

Engage with the Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce on April 10, 2020 to discuss the future of Black businesses in Illinois during the Covid-19 pandemic in U.S. Join state leaders from across the aisle and across the state, along with business owners and leaders. Please use call-in number:+1 712-770-4160 (PIN: 168221). Mute your phones and introduce yourself/business prior to commenting.…

ILBCC Plans Costa Rica International Office

After attending the successful National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) International Trade Mission to Costa Rica in February 2020, Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce (ILBCC) announced the opening of an international office in the country. “The purpose of the trade mission was to do business in Costa Rica and research strategic areas offering great opportunities in predominately black demographics,”…

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ILBCC Joins the NBCC International Trade Mission to Costa Rica

Over the years, the National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) Trade Mission has successfully traveled the world connecting entrepreneurs of color and matchmaking chamber members’ talents and markets. These tours provide an opportunity to do business, explore opportunities and experience first-hand the environment. The first NBCC International Trade Mission for 2020 will be to Costa Rica, February 24–28. Invited by Epsy…

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Small Business Facts

Small Business Facts Spotlight on Minority-Owned Employer Businesses May 2019, Nora Esposito, Research Fellow At A Glance According to the Census Bureau’s latest Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs (2016), there are 1,054,575 minority-owned businesses with employees in the United States. Overall, 20 percent of all employer businesses were at least 51 percent owned by minority entrepreneurs, employing 8.7 million workers at…

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