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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- January 28
- February 25
- March 31 - Virtual meeting on Zoom
- April 28 - Virtual meeting on Zoom
- June 23 - Virtual meeting on Zoom
- July 28 - Virtual meeting on Zoom
- August 25
- September 22
- 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