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General Admission

$25.00

2024 Luncheon

$35.00

2024 Luncheon – Table Reserve

$300.00

2023 Black History Luncheon

February 21. 2023 - Black History Luncheon at the Ernest L. Knight Center at Alabama A&M University

Annual Business Conference

2022 Event Recap with photos and much more information

AUGUST IS BLACK BUSINESS MONTH!

The history of Black Business Month can be traced back to the year 2004 when engineering entrepreneur Frederick E. Jordan partnered with John William Templeton, the president and executive editor of the scholarly publishing company eAccess Corp. They initiated this annual reflection and recognition event with the intention of driving the policy agenda that affects the 2.6 million African-American businesses. The main focus was to highlight and empower Black business owners all over the country, particularly in light of the unique challenges faced by minority business owners. This initiative stemmed from Jordan’s own personal experience of struggling to gain financial backing and funding when he started his own firm in San Francisco back in 1969.

The history of African American businesses is largely an untold story in American history. After the end of slavery, African Americans were finally free to fully capitalize on their skills, capital, and investments for themselves. The success of businesses within the Black community played a significant role in providing financial resources and leadership for the Civil Rights movement in the twentieth century. Notable figures like A. G. Gaston, a multi-millionaire businessman, played essential roles in advancing the movement in Birmingham.

At the Fourth Atlanta Conference in 1898, conference convener Dr. William E.B. DuBois proposed strategies necessary for the growth of Black businesses. Two of these tenets are readily within our reach, but they seem elusive in actual application. The first is the notion that Black individuals would support Black businesses, even if it meant some financial disadvantage, such as paying slightly more. The second is that Black churches, schools, and newspapers would actively promote Black business. One can only imagine where our communities might be today if we had consistently followed these principles for the past 120+ years.

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Third Tuesday of Every Month @ 12:00 Noon
Monthly Info-Networking Meeting
Location varies – Meetings Currently held in person. Call 256-427-2650 or email us at info@hsvblackchamber.org

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$15 Monthly Luncheon

Member News and Events

Drake State Awarded $2.4 million Federal Grant to Connect Minority Communities to High-Speed Internet

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Drake State Community & Technical College received a $2.4 million grant award as part of the U.S. Department of Commerce and National Telecommunications and Information Administration's (NTIA), Connecting Minority Communities Pilot (CMCP) program, to help eliminate historical broadband and computer access inequities in and around Madison County, Alabama. Drake State applied for the competitive federal grant, along with more than 200 universities and colleges across the United States. Drake was one of the first five universities and the first Historically Black College and University (HBCU) to be awarded a CMCP grant by the federal government.

Our Dedication To Local Businesses

What we can do for you

Networking Events

Participate in business, educational and social activities to meet people who can help your business succeed by sharing information, providing services, products, resources, or referrals.

Business Coaching

One-on-one personalized business coaching free of charge. Determine where you are, where you want to be, and walk away with a plan to get there.

Chamber Advertising

Advertising through the Chamber offers your company exposure to the the business community. Creates awareness for your products and services, and allows you to target your marketing efforts to potential customers.

Our Event Gallery

Some of the wonderful people we have part of our group. Come join us!

Our Monthly Networking Meeting

Third Tuesday of Every Month - 12pm Information Networking Meeting

Informative Speakers bring knowledge and spur ideas. Non-members are welcome to attend

Network with like-minded people interested in your success.
Our chamber is focused the collective growth and sustainability of the members.

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