We believe that leadership is something you take, that black people should be the largest employer of black people and that the black community deserves the same standard of living in our community that others have in theirs.
Notice: 20% of Basic Business annual membership dues are used for a wide range of lobbying and are non-deductible. Fees paid for marketing events only are fully deductible as a marketing expense.
Types of Membership:
Basic Business Membership $100 Annually
Black Milwaukee Where to Go What to Do $100 Quarterly
Executive Membership $1,000 Annually
Presidential Membership $2,500 Annually
Corporate Membership $5,000 Annually
Benefits of Membership
Basic Business Membership
Affiliation with the Madison Black Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
Affiliation with the African American Chamber of Wisconsin (Revolving Loan Fund)
Affiliation with the African American Chamber of Racine
Ability to leverage best practices and success strategies of African American businesses country and worldwide (newsletter, annual convention, international trade missions.)
Web Site Development Assistance
Free Customer Service classes for staff.
Annual Wisconsin Black Exposition
Register as a Minority Vendor
Register as a Minority Supplier
Post a Job
R.S.V.P. to and Prime Hosting Event
Executive Membership (Benefits of Basic level is included.)
Call Center Support/Assistance
Consistent networking inside and outside metropolitan Milwaukee
Education and advocacy—keeping members informed of important trends, events, opportunities; advocating on behalf of African American businesses regarding procurement, resources, etc.
Matchmaking services—franchise, merger and acquisition catalyst
A separate Political Action Committee
Presidential Membership (Benefits of Basic and Executive levels are included.)
Collaborations (banks, insurance companies, venture capitalists, pension funds and institutional investors) that increase opportunities to access capital.
Workshops/Seminars in conjunction with the business schools of major universities and historic Black colleges.
Corporate Membership (Benefits of all levels are included.)
Corporate Round-table Committee
Seat on the Advisory Board of Directors
Advocacy regarding African American participation on Corporate Boards
Addresses the total spectrum of African American business, particularly established businesses requiring more sophisticated services