U.S. Black Chambers, Inc.

U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. USBC is an organization comprised of self-sustaining, viable Black Chambers and nationwide small business associations. Collaboration with strategic partners increases our capacity to provide diverse services.

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AARP Presents - Winning New Business: What's Working Now on Wed, Nov 3, 2021, 11:30 AM EDT. As we continue navigating th...
10/27/2021

AARP Presents - Winning New Business: What's Working Now on Wed, Nov 3, 2021, 11:30 AM EDT.

As we continue navigating the new reality dealt to us by COVID-19, many Black business owners and entrepreneurs are still struggling to figure out how to adapt their marketing and sales to meet the needs of their target audience and meet their goals.

Led by multi-award-winning marketing expert Sydni Craig-Hart, CEO of Smart Simple Marketing, this session will help you adapt your marketing strategy to make a meaningful virtual impact and set yourself apart from the competition during a crisis where agility and communication are key factors for success.

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AARP Presents - Winning New Business: What's Working Now on Wed, Nov 3, 2021, 11:30 AM EDT.

As we continue navigating the new reality dealt to us by COVID-19, many Black business owners and entrepreneurs are still struggling to figure out how to adapt their marketing and sales to meet the needs of their target audience and meet their goals.

Led by multi-award-winning marketing expert Sydni Craig-Hart, CEO of Smart Simple Marketing, this session will help you adapt your marketing strategy to make a meaningful virtual impact and set yourself apart from the competition during a crisis where agility and communication are key factors for success.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aarp-presents-winning-new-business-whats-working-now-tickets-196573154597

The U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. has recently been awarded the Women’s Business Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma by the U.S. Small...
10/27/2021
U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. Awarded New Women’s Business Center in Tulsa

The U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. has recently been awarded the Women’s Business Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Read more in the link below!

https://usblackchambers.org/news-events/u-s-black-chambers-inc-awarded-new-womens-business-center-in-tulsa/

U.S. Small Business Administration selects USBC to provide services for women entrepreneurs in the city Washington D.C. (Oct 26, 2021) — The U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC) has recently been awarded...

The U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC) has recognized the best in Black-owned business and corporate commitment to advanci...
10/25/2021

The U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC) has recognized the best in Black-owned business and corporate commitment to advancing Black business and the communities they anchor since 2009. On October 15th, the 2021 USBC Awards Presentation was held at the MGM National Harbor as the closing event of the 2021 ByBlack Conference hosted in partnership by USBC and the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters (NABOB,) and presented by American Express.

“It is important to acknowledge visionary leadership in assisting African American Chambers of Commerce, business organizations and our communities in their work of developing and growing Black enterprises,” said Ron Busby, Sr., President and CEO of USBC “This year's honorees demonstrate exceptional business practices and impact on Black communities, and are an example of what resilience and ingenuity can look like for the next generation.”

Our 2021 Corporation of the Year: American Express

Recognized for unprecedented commitments to support a diverse, equitable and inclusive marketplace and society. The corporation has committed to spending at least $750 million annually with diverse and Black-owned suppliers and providing access to capital and financial education to at least 250,000 Black-owned small and medium sized enterprises in the U.S. by the end of 2024. American Express also partnered with USBC to launch the expansion of the ByBlack directory and certification platform, in addition to supporting this year’s ByBlack Conference. Robert Childs, Executive Vice President, Office of Enterprise Inclusion Diversity & Business Engagement for American Express, accepted the award.

Photo: Ron Busby, Sr., President & CEO, U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC); 2021 Corporation of the Year Recipient: American Express accepted by Robert Childs, Executive Vice President, Office of Enterprise Inclusion Diversity & Business Engagement at American Express; Charles O’Neil, USBC Chair of the Board

The U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC) has recognized the best in Black-owned business and corporate commitment to advancing Black business and the communities they anchor since 2009. On October 15th, the 2021 USBC Awards Presentation was held at the MGM National Harbor as the closing event of the 2021 ByBlack Conference hosted in partnership by USBC and the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters (NABOB,) and presented by American Express.

“It is important to acknowledge visionary leadership in assisting African American Chambers of Commerce, business organizations and our communities in their work of developing and growing Black enterprises,” said Ron Busby, Sr., President and CEO of USBC “This year's honorees demonstrate exceptional business practices and impact on Black communities, and are an example of what resilience and ingenuity can look like for the next generation.”

Our 2021 Corporation of the Year: American Express

Recognized for unprecedented commitments to support a diverse, equitable and inclusive marketplace and society. The corporation has committed to spending at least $750 million annually with diverse and Black-owned suppliers and providing access to capital and financial education to at least 250,000 Black-owned small and medium sized enterprises in the U.S. by the end of 2024. American Express also partnered with USBC to launch the expansion of the ByBlack directory and certification platform, in addition to supporting this year’s ByBlack Conference. Robert Childs, Executive Vice President, Office of Enterprise Inclusion Diversity & Business Engagement for American Express, accepted the award.

Photo: Ron Busby, Sr., President & CEO, U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC); 2021 Corporation of the Year Recipient: American Express accepted by Robert Childs, Executive Vice President, Office of Enterprise Inclusion Diversity & Business Engagement at American Express; Charles O’Neil, USBC Chair of the Board

Thank you @BlackNewsChannel BNC  for today's live interview with Ron Busby, Sr. about Black-owned businesses not being a...
10/21/2021

Thank you @BlackNewsChannel BNC for today's live interview with Ron Busby, Sr. about Black-owned businesses not being able to access PPP loans during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

#TheVoiceOfBlackBusiness #ByBlack #community #accesstocapital

Thank you @BlackNewsChannel BNC for today's live interview with Ron Busby, Sr. about Black-owned businesses not being able to access PPP loans during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

#TheVoiceOfBlackBusiness #ByBlack #community #accesstocapital

The world lost a trailblazer. General and statesman Colin Powell's work was as a politician, diplomat and four-star gene...
10/19/2021

The world lost a trailblazer.

General and statesman Colin Powell's work was as a politician, diplomat and four-star general.
But to us and so many Americans, what he represented mattered most; honor, ingenuity, bravery and integrity.

We mourn the loss of our country's first African-American Secretary of State, first African-American national security adviser and first African-American chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
We also send condolences to his family and friends during this time.

Gen. Colin Powell, we salute you. We salute your legacy. We salute you for a life well lived.

- Ron Busby, Sr.
President & CEO, U.S. Black Chambers, Inc.

[photo credit: Stephen Voss/Redux Pictures via Politico.com]

The world lost a trailblazer.

General and statesman Colin Powell's work was as a politician, diplomat and four-star general.
But to us and so many Americans, what he represented mattered most; honor, ingenuity, bravery and integrity.

We mourn the loss of our country's first African-American Secretary of State, first African-American national security adviser and first African-American chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
We also send condolences to his family and friends during this time.

Gen. Colin Powell, we salute you. We salute your legacy. We salute you for a life well lived.

- Ron Busby, Sr.
President & CEO, U.S. Black Chambers, Inc.

[photo credit: Stephen Voss/Redux Pictures via Politico.com]

Over 2 years in the making! The #ByBlackConference has been an amazing opportunity to finally shake hands, share experie...
10/15/2021

Over 2 years in the making! The #ByBlackConference has been an amazing opportunity to finally shake hands, share experiences, and break bread 💎

AND it’s not over yet! Tonight we have @raheem_devaughn joining us LIVE in studio!

Join us only at 👉🏽byblackconference.com

10/14/2021
Grow with Google: How to Make Google Work for Your Business

Helping small businesses grow is critical to economic growth and revitalization in our communities and Google is here to help. GrowWith Google Coaches have developed content designed to meet the challenges and changing needs of businesses. Not only will this session help you navigate through the pandemic, but it will also help you identify ways to drive more future revenue. Learn how to grow your business with free tools, digital skills training, and hands-on coaching.

Featuring: Sterling McKinley

10/14/2021
Advancing Black Entrepreneurs

U.S. Black Chambers and Advancing Black Entrepreneurs by Chase for Business has developed a series of information-packed sessions that help expand your financial knowledge.

Featuring: Shea Taylor - Chase for Business; Lisa Stevens, Chase for Business & Alisa Joseph, USBC

In addition to the great sessions and events🔥, be sure to tune in tomorrow as we will be highlight some exciting entrepr...
10/13/2021

In addition to the great sessions and events🔥, be sure to tune in tomorrow as we will be highlight some exciting entrepreneurs and more LIVE at our #ByBlackStudios! A sneak peak at the next generation of change makers and innovators🏆

Check the FULL schedule on our website or RSVP to attend virtually! Only at 👉🏽 ByBlackConference.com

#BlackExcellence #ByBlackConference #ByBlack #AMEX #BlackOwnedBusiness

RP @edlgordon 👉🏽 Thanks to Ron Busy, president of @usblackchambers for invite to moderate a number of sessions during th...
10/13/2021

RP @edlgordon 👉🏽 Thanks to Ron Busy, president of @usblackchambers for invite to moderate a number of sessions during the organization’s annual conference. Always insightful.

⚡️Thank you Ed for always supporting!

RP @edlgordon 👉🏽 Thanks to Ron Busy, president of @usblackchambers for invite to moderate a number of sessions during the organization’s annual conference. Always insightful.

⚡️Thank you Ed for always supporting!

Even while preparing for today's opening of our #ByBlackConference , @RonBusby took time to interview live with BNC abou...
10/13/2021

Even while preparing for today's opening of our #ByBlackConference , @RonBusby took time to interview live with BNC about funding needs for Black-owned businesses. Thanks for always doing the work, Ron!

🏆 Loading… #MainStage #ByBlackConferenceJoin us at 2pm today as we kick off this years hybrid conference! 👉🏽ByBlackConfe...
10/13/2021

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Join us at 2pm today as we kick off this years hybrid conference! 👉🏽ByBlackConference.com

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Have you checked out the FULL schedule online! #ByBlackConference starts tomorrow! Grab your LIVE or virtual ticket only...
10/12/2021

Have you checked out the FULL schedule online! #ByBlackConference starts tomorrow! Grab your LIVE or virtual ticket only at 👉🏽ByBlackConference.com

Have you checked out the FULL schedule online! #ByBlackConference starts tomorrow! Grab your LIVE or virtual ticket only at 👉🏽ByBlackConference.com

Don’t miss the Executive Armchair Conversation between Robert Childs EVP, Office of Enterprise Inclusion, Diversity & Bu...
10/12/2021

Don’t miss the Executive Armchair Conversation between Robert Childs EVP, Office of Enterprise Inclusion, Diversity & Business Engagement for American Express and USBC President Ron Busby Sr. on the importance of backing Black-owned businesses and Amex’s diversity, equity and Inclusion efforts impacting customers, colleagues and communities.

Register now at www.ByBlackconference.com
#AmexBusiness

Don’t miss the Executive Armchair Conversation between Robert Childs EVP, Office of Enterprise Inclusion, Diversity & Business Engagement for American Express and USBC President Ron Busby Sr. on the importance of backing Black-owned businesses and Amex’s diversity, equity and Inclusion efforts impacting customers, colleagues and communities.

Register now at www.ByBlackconference.com
#AmexBusiness

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10/12/2021

1 MORE DAY until #ByBlackConference🔥🔥🔥 Are you going to be in the room?

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Join these AMAZING speakers, moderators, performers and more at this years #ByBlackConference Oct.13-15th! 🔥 Have YOU re...
10/12/2021

Join these AMAZING speakers, moderators, performers and more at this years #ByBlackConference Oct.13-15th! 🔥 Have YOU registered? 👀

Registration is still open but will close soon! We can’t wait to see everyone on Wednesday!💰

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Industry Titans from all around the country will be joining us sharing their journey and progress towards generational w...
10/10/2021

Industry Titans from all around the country will be joining us sharing their journey and progress towards generational wealth and financial freedom!

Get the full schedule on 👉🏽ByBlackConference.com

Industry Titans from all around the country will be joining us sharing their journey and progress towards generational wealth and financial freedom!

Get the full schedule on 👉🏽ByBlackConference.com

Are you registered for the #ByBlackConference? 🏆Our opening session will feature President Ron Busby  and James Wintson ...
10/09/2021

Are you registered for the #ByBlackConference? 🏆Our opening session will feature President Ron Busby and James Wintson for an open dialogue discussing the State of Black Business, closing the wealth tab and why it is critical to support Black owned enterprises!

See you LIVE at the MGM Casino National Harbor Wednesday Oct. 13-15th!

Tickets available at 👉🏽 ByBlackConference.com

Are you registered for the #ByBlackConference? 🏆Our opening session will feature President Ron Busby and James Wintson for an open dialogue discussing the State of Black Business, closing the wealth tab and why it is critical to support Black owned enterprises!

See you LIVE at the MGM Casino National Harbor Wednesday Oct. 13-15th!

Tickets available at 👉🏽 ByBlackConference.com

Are you REGISTERED for the #ByBlackConference! Join our virtual  and limited in-person experience Oct. 13-15th at the MG...
10/08/2021

Are you REGISTERED for the #ByBlackConference! Join our virtual and limited in-person experience Oct. 13-15th at the MGM Casino National Harbor🔥

This years conference brought to you by the U.S Black Chambers Inc. and National Association if Black Owned Broadcasters will gather some of the TOP Black entrepreneurs, leaders, and business advocates helping YOU reach new HEIGHTS in 2022.

From contracting to partnerships, vendors and more! Get connected and learn about all of the #BlackExcellence happening within our chambers and beyond!

Only 5 days left to register. Visit 👉🏽ByBlackConference.com to RSVP today💰

Are you REGISTERED for the #ByBlackConference! Join our virtual and limited in-person experience Oct. 13-15th at the MGM Casino National Harbor🔥

This years conference brought to you by the U.S Black Chambers Inc. and National Association if Black Owned Broadcasters will gather some of the TOP Black entrepreneurs, leaders, and business advocates helping YOU reach new HEIGHTS in 2022.

From contracting to partnerships, vendors and more! Get connected and learn about all of the #BlackExcellence happening within our chambers and beyond!

Only 5 days left to register. Visit 👉🏽ByBlackConference.com to RSVP today💰

Ron Busby Sr., USBC President, speaking on PBS with Dr. Ben Chavis and the Chavis Chronicles about the collaboration of ...
10/07/2021

Ron Busby Sr., USBC President, speaking on PBS with Dr. Ben Chavis and the Chavis Chronicles about the collaboration of the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. and the National Assoc. of Black Owned Broadcasters.

In a groundbreaking partnership, NABOB and USBC joined forces in 2020 to create the inaugural By Black Virtual Conference. This historic virtual event offered attendees and participants the opportunity to gain tools of empowerment from top industry leaders on the latest strategies to grow black business, black chambers and black owned broadcasters.

President Winston and President Busby, Sr. kicked off this 3-day online event with a powerful conversation moderated by Ed Gordon which addressed the systemic issues and challenges facing black entrepreneurs and black broadcasters. Topics discussed during this insightful dialogue included the pandemic’s tragic impact on black business ownership, limited access to capital and discriminatory policy regulations to name a few.

The 2021 #ByBlackConference takes place Oct. 13- 15, 2021 at the MGM National Harbor Resort & Casino in Oxon Hill, MD. Attendees will have the flexibility to customize their in-person or virtual experiences to access sessions in-person, live-streamed online, or viewed on-demand after they’ve posted. The in-person experience will be limited to 150 guests and proof of vaccination is required at the time of online registration.

👉🏽 RSVP at ByBlackConference.com

Ron Busby Sr., USBC President, speaking on PBS with Dr. Ben Chavis and the Chavis Chronicles about the collaboration of the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. and the National Assoc. of Black Owned Broadcasters.

In a groundbreaking partnership, NABOB and USBC joined forces in 2020 to create the inaugural By Black Virtual Conference. This historic virtual event offered attendees and participants the opportunity to gain tools of empowerment from top industry leaders on the latest strategies to grow black business, black chambers and black owned broadcasters.

President Winston and President Busby, Sr. kicked off this 3-day online event with a powerful conversation moderated by Ed Gordon which addressed the systemic issues and challenges facing black entrepreneurs and black broadcasters. Topics discussed during this insightful dialogue included the pandemic’s tragic impact on black business ownership, limited access to capital and discriminatory policy regulations to name a few.

The 2021 #ByBlackConference takes place Oct. 13- 15, 2021 at the MGM National Harbor Resort & Casino in Oxon Hill, MD. Attendees will have the flexibility to customize their in-person or virtual experiences to access sessions in-person, live-streamed online, or viewed on-demand after they’ve posted. The in-person experience will be limited to 150 guests and proof of vaccination is required at the time of online registration.

👉🏽 RSVP at ByBlackConference.com

Address

1701 K St. NW, Suite 1150
Washington D.C., DC
20006

General information

Five Pillars of Service: Advocacy - The USBC fights for legislation that promotes small business growth, particularly policies that address the challenges of Black business owners. We understand the importance of maintaining a bipartisan approach to advocacy, and hence, collaborate with policymakers from all political affiliations to advocate for policies that best serve the interest of the Black community. Access to Capital - Capital access remains the most important factor limiting the establishment, expansion and growth of Black-owned businesses. The USBC works with financial institutions, particularly Black-owned institutions, to create avenues by which Black businesses can gain greater access to credit, capital and other financial instruments. Chamber Development - The growth and development of Black chambers of commerce is a core focus of the U.S. Black Chamber. As such, we leverage our role as a national organization, provide technical assistance and leadership training to member chambers, assist with the establishment of new Black chambers, and facilitate the sharing of best practices and industry data among our members. To do this, we utilize a variety of mechanisms including, training, web-based tools, peer networking, coaching, and information products. Entrepreneur Training - The USBC is committed to helping Black business leaders achieve stellar performance and growth through entrepreneur and business management training. Hence, we deliver quality educational opportunities and professional development resources that help our members manage and grow successful businesses. Contracting - At the USBC, our goal is to level the playing field by helping members gain access to business opportunities in the private and public sectors. We accomplish this by educating members on contract opportunities, helping them increase their capacity to vie for large scale contracts, and offering resources and information that enhance Black owners’ ability to compete.

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

Telephone

(202) 463-8722

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