​​Membership

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 National Black Chamber of Commerce

Affiliation with the ILL State Black Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

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

Affiliation with the Business Council

Ability to leverage best practices and success strategies of African American businesses country and worldwide (newsletter, annual convention, international trade missions.)

Business Plan Advise and Guidance

Web Site Development Assistance

Free Customer Service classes for staff.

Business Start Up Assistance

Annual Wisconsin Black Exposition

Bye Weekly Meet and Greets

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

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