Minority Business Alliance
The Chamber Business Diversity Council is now the Minority Business Alliance (MBA).
The purpose of the Minority Business Alliance is to convene, support and promote minority businesses; leveraging local business and nonprofit partners to expand community wealth building. A Minority Business Enterprise is a business that is at least 51% owned by one or more minority individuals (African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, Native American) who are United States citizens or legal resident aliens.
Meeting time: 12:00-1:30pm on the 4th Tuesday of each month
Location: Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, 2nd floor of the Jefferson School City Center, 233 4th St. NW
Attendance policy: MBA meetings are free to attend for Chamber members and non-members. Registration is required.
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Given that the Commonwealth of Virginia is now in a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 virus, the Chamber is regretfully suspending non-critical meetings for the time being and following the CDC's guidelines. The health and safety of our business community is of the utmost importance to us, and we hope your team remains safe during this challenge.
- January 28
- February 25
- March 24 - Canceled
- April 28
- June 23
- July 28
- August 25
- September 15: Minority Business Luncheon
- October 27
- November 17
Chamber Business Diversity Luncheon
John F. Bell Sr. Vanguard Award: William "Will" Jones III, co-owner of His Image Barber Shop and Natural Hair Studio
Keynote: Thomas Penny III, President of Donohoe Hospitality Services
Vanguard Award: Hollie Lee, Chief of Workforce Development Strategies, Charlottesville Office of Economic Development
Keynote: Dr. Carla Williams, Director, UVA Athletics
Vanguard Award: Eugene & Lorraine Williams
Keynote: Michel Zajur, President & CEO of the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce