About

How We Are Organized

Bethel’s Place Black Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) organization and a member affiliate of the National Black Chamber of Commerce.  The nonprofit’s mission is to eliminate the economic disparity that African Americans experience in all areas of commerce by empowering them through education, training, networking, entrepreneurship development, and implementation of the community business success model.

We are comprised of a diversity of businesses from all backgrounds who are committed to our primary mission and also to our goal of empowering  small businesses to positively impact and revitalize communities and the overall economy through their existence and growth.

Chamber Motto— “Your business is our business because money never sleeps.”

Official Board Formation —October 15, 2010 as a 7-member board headed by Leon Jenkins, President/CEO and Board Chair.

Official Formation Date—Oct. 21, 2010

Charter members—inducted in December 2010.

Our Beginnings

Bethel’s Place Black Chamber of Commerce, Inc. established its board of directors on October 14, 2010.  We are the first church chamber of commerce formed in the nation through the National Black Chamber of Commerce, Inc., Washington, D.C.

Our Core Values

Membership requirements—businesses in good standing who exhibit strong work ethics, consistently high standards in customer care and quality products and services in the consumer marketplace.

Mission Statement

Mission – Our mission is to eliminate the economic disparity that African Americans experience in all areas of commerce by empowering them through education, training, networking, entrepreneurship development, and implementation of the community business success model.

Community Business Success Model – patronize, refer and support member businesses first and empower your business with the tools to succeed through business education and training, networking, providing top notch customer care and products and services.

Our Services

We offer an array of empowerment tools to equip and empower businesses to go to the next levels:

  • Business Education and Training Opportunities
  • Online Business Directory
  • Webinar Training Opportunities
  • Networking Mixers
  • Hotel Discounts 
  • Member-to-Member Discounts
  • e-Blasts  and Ad Discounts

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