Welcome, 2024! As we joyfully commemorate the 15th anniversary of U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC), we reflect on a decade and a half of unwavering commitment to service, leadership, and the advancement of Black-owned businesses across the nation. We stand proud, celebrating not just an organization but a movement that has profoundly impacted the Black business ecosystem.
In the words of our esteemed President and CEO, Ron Busby Sr.:
“Over the past 15 years, U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. has been at the forefront of driving change and progress for Black businesses. Our work has not only empowered entrepreneurs but has also been instrumental in advancing the broader Black economic agenda. From our inception, where it all began with a vision fueled by the promise of a more inclusive economic future, to today’s reality of a robust network comprising over 170 Black Chambers of Commerce nationwide, our growth has been remarkable and impactful. The journey of USBC has been marked by milestones that echo the resilience and determination of Black business owners. Through advocacy, mentorship, and strategic partnerships, USBC has played a pivotal role in breaking down barriers, creating opportunities, and fostering a more inclusive business environment for Black entrepreneurs. In light of the new election year, affirmative action, and DEI programs are facing increased scrutiny and opposition. Your support is more crucial than ever to uphold the strength and vitality of the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. It is imperative to ensure that Black businesses persevere in their ongoing efforts. Your backing is instrumental in sustaining the fight for equity and inclusion.”
From policy initiatives that champion equitable access to resources to programs that cultivate the next generation of Black entrepreneurs, USBC has consistently demonstrated its dedication to uplifting our communities and fostering economic empowerment. The impact of this work extends far beyond the boardrooms – it resonates in the success stories of countless Black-owned businesses that have flourished under the guidance and support of USBC.
As we celebrate this milestone, we express our deepest gratitude to our members, partners, and supporters who have been instrumental in our journey. Your commitment to the vision of USBC is the driving force behind our collective achievements.
Looking forward, we are inspired to continue our mission, breaking new ground, and pushing the boundaries of what is possible. Together, we will build a future where Black businesses thrive, prosper, and contribute significantly to the economic prosperity of our communities.
Thank you for 15 years of unwavering support, and here’s to the next chapter of empowering Black businesses and fostering economic success!