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Congratulations USBC Member:
BOAZ Enterprises on your Google Contract!
 
LaTonya J. Pegues
CEO of BOAZ Enterprises & USBC Member
Austin, Texas based Public & Media Relations, Marketing, Training, & Consulting Firm. 
U.S. Black Chambers Continues to Create
Opportunities for its Members
 
Washington, DC-- U.S. Black Chambers' member LaTonya Pegues attended the USBC's Annual Policy Breakfast held at Google's Washington, DC office during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Annual Legislation Conference and walked away with a rewarding contract from Google.
 
While attending USBC's Annual Policy Breakfast, LaTonya met one of USBC's Google partners and began to discuss business opportunities. As a small business owner, LaTonya was no stranger to Google's small business resources. Under LaTonya's leadership, her organizational development, communications, and international consulting firm was a member of the inaugural Accelerate with Google Academy graduating class of 2014. During that time, LaTonya was also one of the first small businesses to register in the Google Small Business Supplier Diversity program.

As a member of USBC, LaTonya was able to leverage her membership to gain access to senior staff at Google. While networking at USBC's Annual Policy Breakfast, LaTonya was able to meet key decision makers needed to secure a sizable contract. 

"The U.S. Black Chambers does an excellent job of providing its members with access to key players. As a member of USBC, I've leveraged USBC's resources and networking opportunities to grow my business. I'm thankful and excited to work with one of the nation's largest tech companies-- Google."
 
On behalf of the USBC President Ron Busby congratulations to both parties!  
 
Become a Member Today!
 
Learn more about the U.S. Black Chambers Membership by visiting: www.usblackchambers.org/join-now

USBC's Bank-Black Card Has Been Instrumental 
 
The USBC's Credit Card has been instrumental in facilitating the financial management of our small firm as we enter an expansion phase in our business development. 
-Aimee D. Griffin, Esq., The Griffin Firm, PLLC
Banking-Black Supports Our Mission of Economic Empowerment
 
As an original incorporator of the U.S. Black Chambers, Attorney Aimee Griffin has fought for economic justice for people who have been denied access and opportunity. Aimee Griffin, Esq., has committed her life to working with individuals and businesses to create wealth and maintain it through business and estate planning.  Aimee is the principle at the Griffin Firm, PLLC where she works closely with individuals to help them become successful business owners.
 
For Aimee, banking Black is about economic empowerment. When asked why she decided to Bank-Black, here's what she had to say:
 
"We pride ourselves on developing synergies and promoting entrepreneurial talents among individuals and business entities. Most importantly, our estate planning firm prides itself on promoting economic empowerment tools that support Black communities. We are proud to be associated with The Bank-Black card because of the empowerment that is symbolizes."
 
The USBC's Bank-Black initiative has helped entrepreneurs expand their business and has helped individuals reduce personal debt. One of the USBC's core pillars is access to capital, the USBC's Bank-Black initiative serves as a platform to help Black entrepreneurs and individuals secure credit. When asked about the impact of the USBC's Bank-Black initiative, here's what Aimee had to say:
 
"As a member of the Board of Directors for the U.S. Black Chambers, we have continuously discussed ways in which we can collaborate not just for the good of Black banks but for economic empowerment of Black business owners. The USBC's Bank-Black initiative is a clear win-win." 
 
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Learn more about the U.S. Black Chambers Bank Card by visiting: www.USBlackChambers.org/bankblack
 
Connect with Us on Facebook & Twitter #USBCBankBlack

 

USBC: A Champion of Minority Business Development

The USBC recently received 2 high recognition awards in honor of its leadership in Black Business Development. 

 

The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Awarded USBC President Ron Busby with the Advocate of the Year Award

"We're honored to recognize this dynamic group of individuals who have dedicated themselves and their resources to ensuring the advancement of the minority business community," said Alejandra Y. Castillo, MBDA National Director. "Their contributions are essential to creating an ecosystem that supports, develops and elevates U.S. minority business enterprises now and in the future."

 

The MED Week awards celebrate and recognize the outstanding achievements of minority entrepreneurs based on challenges overcome, total revenue, jobs created, and the economic impact.

 

The Rhode Island Black Business Association Awards USBC President Ron Busby with the Outstanding Leadership Award.

 

The Rhode Island Black Business Association (RIBBA) is dedicated to enhancing the growth and economic empowerment of Black-owned businesses, entrepreneurs and professionals by providing them a forum to competitively participate in the local and global economy, primarily through business development, legislative advocacy, business mentoring and quality educational opportunities and professional development resources. This year during RIBBA’s Annual Gala, USBC President Ron Busby provided opening remarks and was awarded with the Outstanding Leadership Award.

Small Business Saturday
 
 
 
In collaboration with American Express, we invite you to become a Neighborhood Champion for Small Business Saturday to help support local small businesses. 
 
As a Neighborhood Champion, you will play a critical role in helping your local community participate in Small Business Saturday. Make an impact this holiday season by supporting your local neighborhood small businesses. Click here to get involved
Black Friday
The holiday season is make-or-break for many Black-owned businesses. We strongly encourage our membership and others to play an active role in supporting Black-owned businesses this holiday season. Black Friday and Small Business Saturday are crucial times to put much needed capital into the hands of small and Black-owned businesses. 
 
Join us in our Buy-Black & Bank-Black initiative.
 
Learn more about the U.S. Black Chambers Bank-Bank initiative by visiting: www.USBlackChambers.org/bankblack
 
Connect with Us on Facebook & Twitter #USBCBankBlack

USBC to Host its Annual Policy Breakfast 
During the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's 
Annual Legislative Conference 
You're invited to join us for our Annual Policy Breakfast held during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Annual Legislative Conference. This year we're bringing you two power-packed panel discussions on topics that impact the Black community:

Access to Capital: The Unbanked
&
Creating Opportunity through Digital Commerce

 
Your attendance comes with an opportunity to receive a $25 discount off USBC Membership. To redeem this offer you must register for membership onsite during the policy breakfast.  
 
 
Classes Start
September 20th
Spread the Word to Black Entrepreneurs 

Don't Miss this Entrepreneurial Training Opportunity!
Opportunity for
Black Tech Entrepreneurs:
Mobileys Competition
 
The Mobileys recognizes early-stage apps, services, and products that use mobile to make the world a better place. Enter to win a $20,000 prize, exposure that can be valuable when securing funding and users, and a trip to Washington, DC to meet innovation policy leaders.