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.
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
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 classess for staff.
Annual Wisconsin Black Exposition
Call Center Support/Assistance
Register as a Minority Vendor
Register as a Minority Supplier
Post a Job
R.S.V.P. to and Prime Hosting Event
Consistent networking inside and outside metropolitan Milwaukee
Reliable statistics and data regarding Black business in Wisconsin—number, profile, industry stratification, size (not currently available in Wisconsin)
Education and advocacy—keeping members informed of important trends, events, opportunities; advocating on behalf of African American businesses regarding procurement, resources, etc.
Addresses the total spectrum of African American business, particularly established businesses requiring more sophisticated services
Matchmaking services—franchise, merger and acquisition catalyst
A separate Political Action Committee
Advocacy regarding African American participation on Corporate Boards
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.