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Minority Business Council

The Chamber Minority Business Council (CMBC) was launched January 2012 and is an outgrowth of the City of Charlottesville’s Dialogue on Race, the “Orange Dot Project”, and the leadership of several Chamber member enterprises.

The purpose of the Chamber Minority Business Council is to grow and support minority businesses by facilitating the startup of new businesses and the successful running of existing businesses.  CMBC’s strategy is to provide access to the greater Charlottesville business community; to provide an advocating group to the foundations, governmental, for profit and non-profit customers/clients; and to provide a clearinghouse for creating new, maintaining existing, and nurturing longstanding relationships that lead to greater economic vitality.

The Chamber Minority Business Council goals are to substantially increase the creation of new businesses and improve their success rate in Charlottesville and surrounding areas; to serve existing businesses by enhancing their viability through increased exposure and visibility; and, to create an incubational environment where ideas, strategies, and talents are exchanged among members.

 

Council Meeting Time:  12:30-2pm; every 3rd Wednesday of each month

Location:  Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

223 4th Street NW, 2nd Floor

Charlottesville, VA 22902


The Chamber Minority Business Council Nominating Committee (Crystal Napier, Johnny Forbes, and Allison Linney) is happy to announce the 2014 MBC Executive Board!

Chairperson Nominee: Anne Brown, American National University           

Vice Chairperson Nominee: Libby Allbaugh, Tax Ladies LLC

Secretary Nominee: Nareen Scott, Mary Kay & CACF

Vice Chair/Finance Nominee: Devy Goradia, Accounting Solutions PLC

Chamber Liaison:  Andrea D. Copeland; Director, Member Education Services

434.295.3141 ext. 105, education(at)cvillechamber.com


The Chamber Minority Business Council had a successful, productive 2013. We thank our members, supporters, friends, and the Chamber staff for making this possible. Check out the photos from some of our events:

2013 Summer Social

2013 Chamber Minority Business Conference

2013 Holiday Social

Photography services were provided by Out of Sight Events.

 


Interested minority business enterprises* and non-profit organizations may contact Andrea Copeland for more information.


*Minority Business Enterprise

A Minority Business Enterprise is a business that is at least 51% owned by one or more minority individuals** who are United States citizens or legal resident aliens, or in the case of a corporation, partnership, or limited liability company or other entity, at least 51% of the equity ownership interest in the corporation, partnership or limited liability company or other entity is owned by one or more minority individuals.

Department of Minority Business Enterprise,

Code of the Commonwealth of Virginia — 2007

** African American, Asian American,

Hispanic American, Native American