Fort Wayne Black Chamber of Commerce - News

Fall 2017

Fort Wayne Black Chamber of Commerce Newsletter Re-launch
FORT WAYNE, Ind.: Fall 2017

The Fort Wayne Black Chamber of Commerce has re-launch its newsletter. Follow the lastest at the Black Chamber. Read Newsletters. Inside this edition: the announcement for our networking event Novermber 9, the launch of the "Starting a Business class", and an update on the Build Program. September Newsletter.

Fort Wayne Black Chamber of Commerce Networking with Michelle Chambers
FORT WAYNE, Ind.: Fall 2017

Michelle Chamber will be the speaker at the next the Fort Wayne Black Chamber of Commerce networking event, Thursday, November 9, 6 - 8 PM. Michelle Chambers will be our first guest speaker our newly design networking events. Chambers will discuss the politics of getting elected. Register for the event at Eventbrite.

Fort Wayne Black Chamber of Commerce - News

Summer 2017

Scholarship Opportunity
FORT WAYNE, Ind.: Summer 2017

Ayers Communications is planning another annual scholarship giveaway. Qualified applicants should apply no later than August 1, 2017. Completed applications and supporting documents can be emailed or mailed directly to Janell Lane at 1025 W. Rudisill Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN 46807.

Winter 2016-17

Black businesses in the Summit City
FORT WAYNE, Ind.: Winter 2016-17

Local Fox affiliate WFFT reporter Jasmyn Durham reports on Black businesses in the Summit City.

Fort Wayne Black Chamber of Commerce Needs You!
FORT WAYNE, Ind.: Winter 2016 - 17

The Fort Wayne Black Chamber of Commerce needs your time, talent, and treasure to continue its success.

Time
The FWBCC needs volunteers to please achieve its mission. As a small volunteer organization it is difficult for the FWBCC to be present and many of the community events that request or require our presence. Could you be a volunteer representative for the FWBCC by attending community events and talking with individuals about the value of the FWBCC?

Talent
Are you a professional or specialist in a particular field? Then the FWBCC could us your help. The FWBCC has an immediate a marketer to develop news stories and other content about the chamber. The FWBCC could also use a grant writer to help secure its future. We are not limited to these two aforementioned positions. If you have a skill that could be leveraged then we could put it to good use.

Treasure
Have you become a member of the Fort Wayne Black Chamber of Commerce yet? If not, you should do so. It shows your commitment to the chamber. Do you actively promote chamber membership? You should. The Fort Wayne Black Chamber of Commerce has become a go to destination for many minority business startups. A healthy business community is vital for a healthy community. Membership provides a fraction of the funds to deliver the mission of the chamber.

What We Are Doing

The FWBCC has been busy working to meet those objectives.

 Monthly committee and board meetings
 Presentations by various community members and endorsed several programs or projects
 Conducted a series of meetings with contractors and other black businesses to get them properly licensed and certified
 Produced a Black Chamber directory
 Held a youth/adult Entrepreneurial Summit
 Monthly publications in Frost Illustrated
 Partnered with the City of Fort Wayne in sponsoring two Lead Abatement classes
 Created the Microenterprise Development Assistance Program
 Secured office space in the Enterprise Zone building on Wayne Trace
 Established a signed memorandum of agreement/employment development partnership with the city

This is a brief overview of our progress thus far. We are pleased with the results after having been in operation less than a year.