Welcome to the Fort Wayne Black Chamber of Commerce


Announcing the BUILD program!
The Northeast Indiana Building Trades, the Fort Wayne Urban League, and the Indiana Plan has come together to create a pathway into the skilled trades. The need for more apprentices and more diversity within the skilled trades has brought about the BUILD program (Building Trades, Urban League & Indiana Plan Local Diversity). BUILD has created a three week pre-apprentice training that will prepare participants for a career in the skilled trades.

The BUILD program will provide training on job readiness and team work as well as a clear concreate understanding of the 17 skilled trade organizations in Northeast Indiana taught by field experienced instructors.

Click here for more information on the BUILD program or contact Nicole M. Mays-Walker, Office Administrator of Northeast Indiana Building Trades at (260) 489-8574 to enroll.

The Fort Wayne Black Chamber of Commerce serves as an advocate for the creation, growth and general welfare of black businesses in Fort Wayne community. The Chamber will actually promote the expansion of business opportunities on behalf of its membership through referrals, partnerships, seminars, technical assistance, and mentoring. The Chamber will focus on economic and business development, education and special projects.

The Fort Wayne Black Chamber of Commerce members are hosting business hours at the office and providing valuable information to new and emerging entrepreurs. See our events page to review the schedule details.
Your membership is a key component for success. It's the only way we can make a difference.

Our primary goals are to bring awareness of opportunities to the black business community, and to facilitate relationships to network and grow businesses.

Among ideas under discussion are workshops to teach people how to own a business, and how to stay in business, and how to help black-owned businesses learn how to do business with the government under programs that set contracts aside for business that are considered disadvantaged. Teaching entrepreneurship to the young is another idea.