Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce - OAACC

Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce - OAACC We are a private non-profit organization committed to helping you promote, sustain, and grow your business. WE SUPPORT OAKLAND BUSINESSES! As a member of the Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce, you have a partner that is committed to helping you promote, sustain, and grow your business.

We accomplish this in two ways:

(1) We provide you with programs, services, and resources that you can put to direct use in making your company more successful. (2) We work hard to create a strong economic environment—one in which all businesses, and especially minority businesses, can thrive and prosper. Here is what you gain when you invest in an OAACC membership:

ADVOCACY/PUBLIC POLICY: Have access to decision-makers and make your voice heard as OAACC works to influence public policy on issues and initiatives that impact your business. EDUCATION: Sharpen your competitive edge by enrolling in OAACC’s classes, workshops, and seminars, designed to enable entrepreneurs to build their skills and grow their businesses. INFORMATION: Learn about developments in the business world that affect you through our news updates. Use the OAACC website to connect with a wealth of up-to-date information and member resources that can benefit your business. TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE: Get hands-on help that can lead to improvements in your operations and set the stage for your business to prosper. NETWORKING: Make contacts by attending OAACC’s networking events, and build valuable relationships with colleagues, clients, and customers. MARKETING AND PROMOTION: Promote your business through such vehicles as the OAACC website and advertising opportunities on KICU-TV36 and the KTVU.com website. BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Take advantage of referrals, procurement information, and other business expansion opportunities that OAACC promotes exclusively for its members.

We accomplish this in two ways:

(1) We provide you with programs, services, and resources that you can put to direct use in making your company more successful. (2) We work hard to create a strong economic environment—one in which all businesses, and especially minority businesses, can thrive and prosper. Here is what you gain when you invest in an OAACC membership:

ADVOCACY/PUBLIC POLICY: Have access to decision-makers and make your voice heard as OAACC works to influence public policy on issues and initiatives that impact your business. EDUCATION: Sharpen your competitive edge by enrolling in OAACC’s classes, workshops, and seminars, designed to enable entrepreneurs to build their skills and grow their businesses. INFORMATION: Learn about developments in the business world that affect you through our news updates. Use the OAACC website to connect with a wealth of up-to-date information and member resources that can benefit your business. TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE: Get hands-on help that can lead to improvements in your operations and set the stage for your business to prosper. NETWORKING: Make contacts by attending OAACC’s networking events, and build valuable relationships with colleagues, clients, and customers. MARKETING AND PROMOTION: Promote your business through such vehicles as the OAACC website and advertising opportunities on KICU-TV36 and the KTVU.com website. BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Take advantage of referrals, procurement information, and other business expansion opportunities that OAACC promotes exclusively for its members.

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1. Get Gritty

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If you want to be a successful entrepreneur, you have to be gritty.

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As an entrepreneur, you’re going to have to put in long hours and make sacrifices for your business.

When you’re passionate about what you do, putting in the long hours won’t feel like a sacrifice anymore.

If you’re not passionate about what you do, you’re not going to have the motivation to keep going when you’re stressed and tired.

Have you ever noticed those entrepreneurs who never seem to get tired? Those entrepreneurs who get that gleam in their eye when they talk about what they do? That’s passion.

3. Trust Yourself

If you don’t believe in yourself, who will?

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04/24/2021
cahcc.mylendistry.com

Governor Newsom signed into law a comprehensive package providing urgent relief for the small businesses of CA. The package provides an additional $2 billion for grants up to $25,000 for small businesses impacted by the pandemic. Round 6 of the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program will open on April 28, 2021.

The required deliverables for the partnership will include:

Emails: Distribute three (3) CHCC and California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program outreach emails and engagement materials via email blast and include this link: https://cahcc.mylendistry.com/login
Website: Include CHCC and California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program Link: https://cahcc.mylendistry.com/login and links on grantee website
Social Media: Post (4) social media posts through Grantee social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) to engage organization members and extended network on the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program in partnership with the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce and drive applications to https://cahcc.mylendistry.com/login.
Note: must be 4 posts per social media channel.

Immediate action Item: If you are interested to participate in this grant opportunity please submit the following by Monday, April 26, 2021 at 6:00 PM.

Provide the CHCC with a W-9 and Invoice for payment:
Please submit and invoice and W9 via email to [email protected] in PDF form by Monday, April 26, 2021 at 6:00 PM. Invoice to the CHCC must include:
California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce
Attn: Michell Nguyen, Chief of Staff
1510 J Street, Suite 110
Sacramento, CA 95814
Description of Partnership Grant: Organization Outreach California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program in partnership with the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce
Grant Amount: $500.00



If you should have any questions, please contact me at [email protected] or at (916) 444 - 2221.

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Greetings Realtist and Friends!

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Spring has sprung and the good weather is rolling in! You are invited to this Sunday’s AKOMA Outdoor Market at Liberation Park! We will be featuring several poetry readings and performances from the artists at Bandung Books, raffles, giveaways, and wine tasting.

Visit @Loren Taylor's booth to learn about City of Oakland - Local Government resources like COVID Relief rental assistance and also learn about Oakland’s new Guaranteed Income Pilot #OaklandResilientFamilies.

Take a break and join us!

AKOMA Outdoor Market — Sunday, April 18th —Liberation Park (Eastmont Shopping Center Corner of 73rd & MacArthur Blvd.) — 10AM-3PM

To reserve wine tasting appointments in advance, please visit www.tinyurl.com/libationlounge.

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Who said you can't camp indoors!
Come out to play in one of our many imagination play areas like camping, the grocery store and ice cream shop!

Kids Play Zone is now offering open play times during the week, along with private play sessions. Visit our website for hours and pricing. We are also booking private parties.

Follow us on social media for updates on events and offerings. Email for more information: [email protected]

Who said you can't camp indoors!
Come out to play in one of our many imagination play areas like camping, the grocery store and ice cream shop!

Kids Play Zone is now offering open play times during the week, along with private play sessions. Visit our website for hours and pricing. We are also booking private parties.

Follow us on social media for updates on events and offerings. Email for more information: [email protected]

Address

333 Hegenberger Road, Suite 369
Oakland, CA
94621

General information

The OAACC continually strives to build a responsible and responsive organization. We are committed to providing strong, professional, inclusive and relevant advocacy on issues important to the successful development and growth of African American businesses throughout the Oakland/San Francisco Bay Area.

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 14:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 14:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 14:00
Thursday 10:00 - 14:00
Friday 10:00 - 14:00

Telephone

(510) 268-1600

Website

Products

We provide a number of services for our business associates and members including access to legal advice, receiving foreign business delegations and sending delegates abroad, organizing trade fairs and economic forums, organizing training programs for entrepreneurs, serving business groups and councils, providing banking and financial services, business matching services, access to updated research and numerous reports, and other services that meet and assist Oakland’s business community.

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