Contra Costa Black Chamber of Commerce


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Contra Costa Black Chamber of Commerce:

Contra Costa Black Chamber of Commerce Part of the US Black Chamber of Commerce Organization


BLACK CHAMBER Presented by Greg Cantrell


MISSION To advance the economic development opportunities for the black-owned firms located within Contra Costa County. To facilitate programs that foster self-empowerment of the black citizens in Contra Costa county. Be considered a valued economic development partner throughout Contra Costa County.

Why Use the Chamber Model?:

Why Use the Chamber Model? In CCC the entity would provide a niche to provide under-provided resources to those black-owned constituents Historically chambers have been known as primary business advocates at local levels Chambers are non-political and only serve the business and professional interests of its members Uniquely positioned to make an impact within the region.

Business Model :

Business Model Membership Organization: Small business resource & technical assistance center Business planning Marketing Financial Literacy Mentoring & coaching


US CENSUS REPORT 2009 Total Firms Reported Business Quick Facts: California 2.9 million Contra Costa County 82,564 American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms. 1.40% 1.30% Asian-owned firms, percent, 12.80% 12.00% Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.30% 0.20% Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 08.90% 14.70% Women-owned firms, percent, 29.90% 33.90 % Black-owned firms, percent, 3.90% To few to report


PLAN OF ACTION Administration File 501 c3 status Fictitious business name Business Permits City of Antioch Form a Board Operating Board vs Advisory Board Board Functions/Positions Board Member Prospects Phones, office space, fax number Check on where need to file various forms for incorporation

Membership :

Membership Benefit Statement Leads program Membership directory List of all Black Businesses in CCC

Fund Raising :

Fund Raising Develop income streams Corporate sponsorships Grants Special Events Tradeshow events Membership fees Membership directory

Advertising/Promotion :

Advertising/Promotion Post signs Newsletter Mixers, networking events Tradeshows Percentage off of directory ad space

Value Proposition:

Value Proposition Business Advocate Networking/Social Events Trade & Commerce Workshops & Training Jobs, job referrals, postings Financing resources Contract opportunities Procurement Assistance Private/Public Partnerships Industry research data Business Advisory Mentoring & coaching

Business Opportunities:

Business Opportunities Affinity Credit/Debit Card Program The Empowerment Card Chamber foundation Partnership Issue branded MC, Visa, Discovery Cards Directed buying program Vendor Table Local corporate/small business Multiple revenue channels Potential Consortium: Hispanic Chamber, Asian Chamber, NAACP, Faith-based


Opportunities Others to consider: Community Access Bank Hedge fund for funding businesses Multi-Media (Web, tv, print, social) Sector Strategy Business Acquisitions Gas station Restaurant Hotel Green business

Potential Partners:

Potential Partners Corporate Wells Fargo Citibank Verizon Tesoro Chevron AT & T Comcast Community Based Veterans groups Workforce Development Local learning institutions Local politicians National Black chamber National NAACP

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