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Welcome to the
Wisconsin Black
Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

Our Mission: 
To make Black People the
Largest Employers of Black People

Our Mission: 
To make Black People the
Largest Employers of Black People

Upcoming Bootcamps & Events

Our Mission: Make Black People the

Largest Employers of Black People!

We believe that in our community, we deserve the same standard of living that others enjoy!

Employment Opportunities

Technical Assistance Workshops

Grant Writing

Workshops

How to market

Workshops

Home Buying & Real Estate Workshops

7 Annual Events

Monthly Workshops

More than 500 active businesses

3 Corporate Partners

1 Bankers Roundtable Member(s)

2021-2022

New Business Start Up

2021 - 2022

Business Receiving

Technical Assistance

2021 - 2022

Business Receiving

Capacity Building 

20 corporate partners

15 initiatives a year

Want to be a Taste of Black Milwaukee ft Men Who Cook Vendor?

Upcoming Events

  • Mommy & Me
    Mommy & Me
    Sat, May 11
    Veterans Park
    May 11, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Veterans Park, Veterans Park, Milwaukee, WI, USA
    May 11, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Veterans Park, Veterans Park, Milwaukee, WI, USA
    Join us for our Mommy & Me Pre Mothers Day Fitness Walk!!! There will be vendors, games, workouts and we are also offering boat rides at the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center!!
  • Start-Up | Technical Business Assistance | Capacity Building Bootcamp
    Start-Up | Technical Business Assistance | Capacity Building Bootcamp
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, May 18
    The Wisconsin Black Chamber of Commerce
    May 18, 2024, 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
    The Wisconsin Black Chamber of Commerce, 2900 W Vliet St, Milwaukee, WI 53208, USA
    May 18, 2024, 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
    The Wisconsin Black Chamber of Commerce, 2900 W Vliet St, Milwaukee, WI 53208, USA
    Our team of experienced professionals make starting a business a simple and transparent process. We not only help you start your business, we also help you create strong affiliations to meet your targets.
  • 3rd Thursday Networking Event
    3rd Thursday Networking Event
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Jul 18
    Location is TBD
    Jul 18, 2024, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    Jul 18, 2024, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    Business Owners! Every 3rd Thursday we are networking somewhere! (5-9pm) -Pitch Competition -Gas Give Aways -Grant Leads -Free for Chamber members! https://www.twbcc.com/events-2
  • Black Winemakers Chicago Day Trip
    Black Winemakers Chicago Day Trip
    Sat, May 25
    Chicago
    May 25, 2024, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
    Chicago, 9030 S Hermitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60620, USA
    May 25, 2024, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
    Chicago, 9030 S Hermitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60620, USA
    Join us for an unforgettable experience during our Black Winemakers Chicago Day Trip! Attendees will have the exciting opportunity to pick their own ingredients, craft their own wine, and bottle their spirits to their liking. Imagine bringing home 20+ bottles of your signature potion to share!
  • 1st Saturday Wealth Building/Technical Assistance Workshop & Networking
    1st Saturday Wealth Building/Technical Assistance Workshop & Networking
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Aug 03
    Chase Bank
    Aug 03, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Chase Bank, 210 W Capitol Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53212, USA
    Aug 03, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Chase Bank, 210 W Capitol Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53212, USA
    Chase is excited to partner with the Wisconsin Black Chamber of Commerce for a series of financial fitness workshops. Learn how to maximize your tax return through Home Ownership and Business Ownership in 2023. Please join us in learning more about business & home ownership, bring a friend.
  • Start-Up | Technical Business Assistance | Capacity Building Bootcamp
    Start-Up | Technical Business Assistance | Capacity Building Bootcamp
    Sat, Jun 01
    The Wisconsin Black Chamber of Commerce
    Jun 01, 2024, 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
    The Wisconsin Black Chamber of Commerce, 2900 W Vliet St, Milwaukee, WI 53208, USA
    Jun 01, 2024, 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
    The Wisconsin Black Chamber of Commerce, 2900 W Vliet St, Milwaukee, WI 53208, USA
    Our team of experienced professionals make starting a business a simple and transparent process. We not only help you start your business, we also help you create strong affiliations to meet your targets.
  • 2nd Saturday Technical Assistance Workshop & Networking
    2nd Saturday Technical Assistance Workshop & Networking
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Aug 10
    Rise & Grind Cafe
    Aug 10, 2024, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Rise & Grind Cafe , 2737 N Doctor M.L.K. Jr Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53212, USA
    Aug 10, 2024, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Rise & Grind Cafe , 2737 N Doctor M.L.K. Jr Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53212, USA
    BMO Harris is excited to partner with the Wisconsin Black Chamber of Commerce for a series of financial fitness workshops. Learn how to maximize your tax return through Home Ownership and Business Ownership in 2023. Please join us in learning more about business & home ownership, bring a friend.
  • 3rd Thursday Networking Event
    3rd Thursday Networking Event
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Aug 15
    Location is TBD
    Aug 15, 2024, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    Aug 15, 2024, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    Business Owners! Every 3rd Thursday we are networking somewhere! (5-9pm) -Pitch Competition -Gas Give Aways -Grant Leads -Free for Chamber members! https://www.twbcc.com/events-2
  • 1st Saturday Wealth Building/Technical Assistance Workshop & Networking
    1st Saturday Wealth Building/Technical Assistance Workshop & Networking
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Jun 01
    Chase Bank
    Jun 01, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Chase Bank, 210 W Capitol Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53212, USA
    Jun 01, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Chase Bank, 210 W Capitol Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53212, USA
    Chase is excited to partner with the Wisconsin Black Chamber of Commerce for a series of financial fitness workshops. Learn how to maximize your tax return through Home Ownership and Business Ownership in 2023. Please join us in learning more about business & home ownership, bring a friend.
  • Start-Up | Technical Business Assistance | Capacity Building Bootcamp
    Start-Up | Technical Business Assistance | Capacity Building Bootcamp
    Sat, Jun 08
    Lacrosse Wisconsin
    Jun 08, 2024, 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
    Lacrosse Wisconsin, La Crosse, WI, USA
    Jun 08, 2024, 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
    Lacrosse Wisconsin, La Crosse, WI, USA
    Our team of experienced professionals make starting a business a simple and transparent process. We not only help you start your business, we also help you create strong affiliations to meet your targets.
  • 1st Saturday Wealth Building/Technical Assistance Workshop & Networking
    1st Saturday Wealth Building/Technical Assistance Workshop & Networking
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Sep 07
    Chase Bank
    Sep 07, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Chase Bank, 210 W Capitol Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53212, USA
    Sep 07, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Chase Bank, 210 W Capitol Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53212, USA
    Chase is excited to partner with the Wisconsin Black Chamber of Commerce for a series of financial fitness workshops. Learn how to maximize your tax return through Home Ownership and Business Ownership in 2023. Please join us in learning more about business & home ownership, bring a friend.
  • 2nd Saturday Technical Assistance Workshop & Networking
    2nd Saturday Technical Assistance Workshop & Networking
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Sep 14
    Rise & Grind Cafe
    Sep 14, 2024, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Rise & Grind Cafe , 2737 N Doctor M.L.K. Jr Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53212, USA
    Sep 14, 2024, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Rise & Grind Cafe , 2737 N Doctor M.L.K. Jr Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53212, USA
    BMO Harris is excited to partner with the Wisconsin Black Chamber of Commerce for a series of financial fitness workshops. Learn how to maximize your tax return through Home Ownership and Business Ownership in 2023. Please join us in learning more about business & home ownership, bring a friend.
  • Men Who Cook Registration - Chefs/Cooks
    Men Who Cook Registration - Chefs/Cooks
    Sat, Jun 15
    The Wisconsin Black Chamber of Commerce
    Jun 15, 2024, 11:00 AM
    The Wisconsin Black Chamber of Commerce, 2900 W Vliet St, Milwaukee, WI 53208, USA
    Jun 15, 2024, 11:00 AM
    The Wisconsin Black Chamber of Commerce, 2900 W Vliet St, Milwaukee, WI 53208, USA
    Be a part of “A Taste of Black Milwaukee ft. Men Who Cook”! Saturday, June 15th! Looking for MEN WHO COOK to participate in the 23rd annual Competition!
  • Taste of Black Milwaukee ft. Men Who Cook
    Taste of Black Milwaukee ft. Men Who Cook
    Sat, Jun 15
    The Wisconsin Black Chamber of Commerce
    Jun 15, 2024, 11:00 AM – 7:30 PM
    The Wisconsin Black Chamber of Commerce, 2900 W Vliet St, Milwaukee, WI 53208, USA
    Jun 15, 2024, 11:00 AM – 7:30 PM
    The Wisconsin Black Chamber of Commerce, 2900 W Vliet St, Milwaukee, WI 53208, USA
  • A Taste of Black Milwaukee Restaurant Registration
    A Taste of Black Milwaukee Restaurant Registration
    Sat, Jun 15
    The Wisconsin Black Chamber of Commerce
    Jun 15, 2024, 2:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    The Wisconsin Black Chamber of Commerce, 2900 W Vliet St, Milwaukee, WI 53208, USA
    Jun 15, 2024, 2:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    The Wisconsin Black Chamber of Commerce, 2900 W Vliet St, Milwaukee, WI 53208, USA
    Looking for RESTAURANTS that would like to be part of the 2nd annual “Taste of Black Milwaukee” to let everyone know what Milwaukee has going on! Deadline to register Thursday, June 6th
  • 3rd Thursday Networking Event
    3rd Thursday Networking Event
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Jun 20
    Location is TBD
    Jun 20, 2024, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    Jun 20, 2024, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Location is TBD
    Business Owners! Every 3rd Thursday we are networking somewhere! (5-9pm) -Pitch Competition -Gas Give Aways -Grant Leads -Free for Chamber members! https://www.twbcc.com/events-2
  • 1st Saturday Wealth Building/Technical Assistance Workshop & Networking
    1st Saturday Wealth Building/Technical Assistance Workshop & Networking
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Jul 06
    Chase Bank
    Jul 06, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Chase Bank, 210 W Capitol Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53212, USA
    Jul 06, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Chase Bank, 210 W Capitol Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53212, USA
    Chase is excited to partner with the Wisconsin Black Chamber of Commerce for a series of financial fitness workshops. Learn how to maximize your tax return through Home Ownership and Business Ownership in 2023. Please join us in learning more about business & home ownership, bring a friend.
  • 2nd Saturday Technical Assistance Workshop & Networking
    2nd Saturday Technical Assistance Workshop & Networking
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Jul 13
    Rise & Grind Cafe
    Jul 13, 2024, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Rise & Grind Cafe , 2737 N Doctor M.L.K. Jr Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53212, USA
    Jul 13, 2024, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Rise & Grind Cafe , 2737 N Doctor M.L.K. Jr Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53212, USA
    BMO Harris is excited to partner with the Wisconsin Black Chamber of Commerce for a series of financial fitness workshops. Learn how to maximize your tax return through Home Ownership and Business Ownership in 2023. Please join us in learning more about business & home ownership, bring a friend.

Find a list of grants and loans available for Small businesses and Nonprofits.

Small Business Grants

Grant information is updated as it comes to the Chamber.

Justice 40 

 

https://www.eda.gov/funding/funding-opportunities/all-opportunities?q=/funding/funding-opportunities/all-opportunities&f%5B0%5D=funding_status%3A6565

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Social Media:

FHL Bank Chicago

https://www.fhlbc.com/community-investment/community-first-programs/community-first-sup-reg-sup-accelerate-grants-for-small-business

List of SBA Lenders in Wisconsin

Business Law

Business law assistance program for small businesses

Services: Eligible participants can receive brief assistance on a wide variety of business law matters including:

  • Finance and lending

  • Insurance claims/coverage

  • Commercial leases and contracts

  • Tax

  • Labor and employment

  • Real estate

  • Commercial debtor/creditor

  • Regulatory compliance, including privacy and COVID-19 related requirements

Technical Assistance Workshop(s)

First Saturday 's @ Chase Bank - 10am - 12pm

Second Saturday's w/ BMO Harris Bank -1pm- 3pm 

Our Technical Assistance workshops take place the first and second Saturday's of every month.

Register on our events page!

Diverse Business Assistance Grant Program 

The $37.5 million Diverse Business Assistance Grant Program will provide support to ethnic and diverse chambers of commerce and other collaboratives that provide technical assistance and services to businesses that have historically had limited access to capital and are owned by members of communities disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic. 

 

https://doa.wi.gov/pages/DiverseBusinessAssistance.aspx 

Diverse Business Investment Grant Program 

The Diverse Business Investment Grant Program will provide an additional $37.5 million to community development financial institutions (CDFIs), for grants to small and micro-businesses that are owned by members of communities that historically have had limited access to capital and those that were disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.  

https://doa.wi.gov/pages/DiverseBusinessInvestment.aspx

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