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Dallas Black Chamber
Presidents Message

Serving as the president of the oldest Black chamber in the nation is a privilege and an honor. Throughout the chamber’s 94-year history, we have been focused on developing, enhancing, and promoting an ecosystem that produces valuable business opportunities for our members and communities across North Texas through education, advocacy, and resources to stimulate growth. We also seek to remove all barriers to Black businesses and organizations that keep them from fully participating in our local, regional, and national economies. With the continued support, collaborations, and partnerships, the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce creates innovative programs and opportunities to improve business outcomes, strengthen and prepare Black businesses for new opportunities, and in the end, to make a continual difference in our communities. Landmark years like 2020 have reminded us all of the importance of building and sustaining strong partnerships for the benefit of historically underutilized and underfunded businesses and nonprofits and the community at large. Membership in the DBCC is an essential step toward successful business and organizational outcomes. We seek your continued support and valued membership to forge ahead towards our centennial – in a few short years. Join us as we traverse the unknown through an unprecedented time in our nation’s history toward economic recovery, closing the racial wealth gap, and ensuring equity around access to capital for all entrepreneurs. Help us make Dallas a premier place to start and grow a business for all our citizens. 

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We offer a full range of chamber benefits!

BUSINESS COACHING & CONSULTING

REFERRALS

PARTNERSHIPS

SEMINARS & WEBINARS

SHE-SUITE WEB SERIES

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

MARKETING & PROMOTION

RIBBON CUTTING

MARKETING & PROMOTION

CERTIFICATION & PROCUREMENT ASSISTANCE

INFORMATIONAL NEWSLETTER

ECONOMIC IMPACT RESEARCH

MEMBER DISCOUNTS

BUSINESS FORMATION SUPPORT

COVID-19 CRISIS ASSISTANCE

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

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Our Voice Matters

The chamber takes on the tough issues and opposes new regulations, taxes, fees, assessments and costs directed at small businesses. We also help protect the principles of free enterprise and aids businesses in being treated fairly.

Regulations 70%
Taxes & Fees 95%
Assessments 85%
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When you get involved with the chamber of commerce, you will become better connected to your community. You will become more aware of community and business issues. You can help solve problems, and members can help you solve your problems.

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Dallas black chamber of Commerce

Leadership

Harrison L. Blair
President
Darren L. James
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD KAI TEXAS
Katrina Keyes
1ST VICE CHAIR K STRATEGIES
Kenneth Martin
K.D. MARTIN LAW FIRM, PLLC.
Jared Johnson
3RD VICE CHAIR JMA JOHNSON LLC
Lalonni Hagerman
TREASURER BAYLOR SCOTT & WHITE HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER
Jimmy Gaston
SECRETARY PREMIERE360 DISTRIBUTING
Matt Houston
IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR MLH ENTERPRISES
Dr. Susan McElroy
PARLIAMENTARIAN UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS
Hugh Harrison
CHAIR APPOINTEE LEGACY RESOURCE GROUP
Joe Walker
CHAIR APPOINTEE JWE GROUP
Joyce Williams
CHAIR APPOINTEE DALLAS COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT

HARRISON BLAIR

ZERIUS BRITTAIN

KEITH BRITTON

ANTHONY BROWN

SAMUEL D. BROWN

MARTIN BURRELL

VENUS COBB

MARK D. COOKS

JIMMY GASTON

ZARIN GRACEY

DEVIN GUINN

LALONNI HAGERMAN

HUELON HARRISON

RONALD HAY

MATT HOUSTON

DARREN JAMES

JARED JOHNSON

THE HONORABLE SHEQUITTA KELLY

KATRINA KEYES

KENNETH MARTIN

DR. SUSAN MCELROY

JOHN PROCTOR

JOE WALKER

REV. TERRY WHITE

BRIDGETT WHITMORE, ESQ

JOYCE WILLIAMS

JADE TINNER

DALLAS BLACK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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