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…

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…

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…

Three Myths About Weight Loss

by Dr. Carla Hightower, MD, MBA If you have ever tried a fad diet, chances are the results were disappointing. You may be unaware of the misinformation and myths about weight loss preventing you from making good decisions. Here are 3 myths about weight loss that may help you make progress toward your goals. Myth #1: A Lack of Self-Discipline…


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…


Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce Joins Illinois Clean Air Now Coalition

Black business leaders push for clean transportation investment throughout Illinois, with a particular focus on minority areas. CHICAGO – The Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce, the largest voice of Black businesses in the state, announced today that it has joined Illinois Clean Air Now (ICAN), a coalition of clean energy, health and transportation stakeholders from Illinois and around the…

ILBCC board members

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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