Listen to our Tax Concerns

President and CEO of the Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce (ILBCC) Larry Ivory, speaks out on the graduated income tax plan. “As the head of the ILBCC, it is my duty to do what is right for our members and for the communities we represent. We take no joy in not being in sync with the governor, but opposing…

What’s New with the Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce (ILBCC)!

Since the Outbreak The ILBCC has been continuously working to keep people informed and reassured that we can continue to strive during this unprecedented time. The Chamber has been busy completing tasks, checking off goals, distributing important information, and striving to ensure that we are being of service in all ways possible even during this trying time.  During the initial…

Stay Strong |NBCC and Groupon

President and CEO of the Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce (ILBCC) and the Chairman of the National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) Larry Ivory, sparked a relationship between the NBCC and Groupon. During the growth of this relationship a survey was conducted via these two organizations and here are the interesting and important results. Take a look. Groupon and…


Happy Juneteenth 2020

by Shelbey Roberts Central Illinois (WMBD) – “Juneteenth” is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. June 19, 1865, marked the day that Major General Gordon Granger and Union soldiers came to Galveston, Texas to share that the war had ended and that the enslaved had been freed. The news came more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln…

Loevy & Loevy Lawsuit | ILBCC Joins

While Congress has passed the CARES Act, small black businesses have been left out of funding, shut out of SBA Disaster Loans, and the lauded Payroll Protection Program with Affirmative Action removed from contracts. The leadership and members of ILBCC are working with Loevy & Loevy law firm in taking on banks that discriminate against minority-owned businesses. Though some banks have…

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