THE HISTORY OF
THE BLACK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The Black Chamber of Commerce-
The BCCPB’s primary objective is to promote the creation of black/minority owned businesses in the Permian Basin area through Economic Development as well as promoting Black/Minority convention and tourism. The work of the BCCPB is concentrated mainly in the black/minority communities of the Permian Basin, where it works toward the legislative agendas as a member of the TAAACC and on the national level with the National Black Chamber of Commerce.
Each year, the BCCPB conducts workshops for small and minority owned businesses. The topics include:
A. How to Develop a Business C. Procurement with Local Government
B. Doing Business in the State of Tex D. Financing with Local Banks
The Black Chamber of Commerce Theme of Work for 2021 is: “Resilience”.
The BCCPB relies on membership, special fund raising, and corporate support to operate on a daily basis. This major fundraising event that was started in 1986 is the Annual Ebony Bar Awards Banquet, which is usually held the second weekend in November. During the event, the BCCPB recognizes a Business Person of the Year, a Business Hall of Fame Award, the Adela Uranga Humanitarian Award, the Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and The President’s Award, for their contribution to the black community. Our website is: www.odessablackchamber.com. Please feel free to check us out as we would love for you to consider becoming a member of our chamber.