The African American Chamber Herzing Scholarship Program

The African American Chamber of Commerce believes in fostering growth and success in our community through black-owned companies, their leaders and owners. To further our mission and help support your goals, we have teamed up with Herzing University to provide a set of full-tuition MBA scholarships. We believe that furthering your education and knowledge will strengthen your skill set as a leader within your organization and in our community. Contact us today about applying for one of the full-scholarships and other scholarships through Herzing University.

The African American Chamber of commerce will be the driving force and the preeminent resource in fostering economic success for black owned businesses in Central Florida.

The African American Chamber provides mentoring, seminars, and network functions that assists our members with opportunities for business development, growth, and success.

The African American Chamber has a four pronged approach to building businesses in Central Florida is depicted in the new brand: Advocacy, Access to Capital, Entrepreneur Training and Contracting.

The Chamber Programs & Mission

1. Advocacy

The African American Chamber fights for legislation that promotes small business growth. Particularly policies that address the challenges of Black business owners. We understand the importance of maintaining a bipartisan approach to advocacy, and hence, collaborate with policy makers from all political affiliations to advocate for policies that best serve the interest of the Black community.

2. Access to Capital

Capital access remains the most important factor limiting the establishment, expansion and growth of Black-owned businesses. The African American Chamber works with financial institutions, particularly Black-owned institutions, to create avenues by which Black businesses can gain greater access to credit, capital and other financial instruments.

3. Entrepreneur Training

The African American Chamber is committed to helping Black business leaders achieve stellar performance and growth through entrepreneur and business management training. Hence, we deliver quality educational opportunities and professional development resources that help our members management and grow successful businesses.

4. Contracting

At the African American Chamber, our goal is to level the playing field by helping members gain access to business opportunities in the private and public sectors. We accomplish this by educating members in contract opportunities, helping them increase their capacity to vie for large scale contracts, and offering resources and information that enhance Black owners’ ability to compete.

Look at our Impact in Numbers

Economic Impact from Contracts / $3.6 Million
Entrepreneurs Assisted to Date / 4100
Members / 450
Seminars and Workshops / 85
Annual Event Attendees / 2500

One of the biggest advantages of being affiliated with the African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida is the camaraderie. Regardless of the size of your business, you can benefit from the advice, tips and leads that fellow entrepreneurs generously share to help other African American businesses as well as other minority owned small businesses succeed. So what do African American Chamber of Commerce companies do that other small business entrepreneurs should take note of? They go to networking events sponsored by the Chamber. They share leads to empower fellow members through leads groups sponsored by the Chamber. To expand their knowledge of general business practices, they take workshops, classes and attend seminars sponsored by the Chamber.

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