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2 WELCOME TO THE GREATER BALTIMORE BLACK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Welcome to the Greater Baltimore Black Chamber of Commerce website! The GBBCC is the perfect place to get support and assistance as a new business owner, someone thinking of starting a business, and those that seek to expand and enhance their existing business. This is the place to cultivate new industry relationships and to stay connected with others specializing in your field of business and beyond. GBBCC is proud of its strong ties to the minority business communities in Baltimore City and it's surrounding counties that provide partnering, mentoring and business support services for our members. The GBBCC Monthly Meeting is held at Coppin State University's Talon Hall at 6:45pm the first Wednesday of each month and are free and open to the public. GBBCC prides itself on bringing the best and the brightest of the business community to conduct informative seminars, workshops, and classes assisting business owners on everything from legislative changes to upcoming minority contracts and how to apply for them. Our panel discussions and workshops have included diverse topics such as The ABCs of Prospecting and Driving Sales, Are You Ready for Business and Business Plans?, Preparing To Be A Part of The Green Economy, The Importance of Strategic Planning, and Financing Your Business. Join GBBCC today and allow us the opportunity to take part in your businesses growth and success! Our Strength is in Our Numbers, Our Power is in Our Unity!

3 ~ABOUT US~ Chambers Mission Who We Are Executive Board & Committee Chairs Member Directory

4 ~BENEFITS~ Resources MBE/DBE Information Business Resources Areas Colleges Government Employment Opportunities City of Baltimore Employment Mayors Office of Employment

5 ~NEWS~ Upcoming Events / Past Events Press Room Bulletin Board Public Policy President Obama

6 ~TIPS OF THE WEEK~ What's in a Leader? As a consultant, how do I help my clients/employees to take action?

7 ~HOT TOPICS~ The purpose of the GBBCC Forum is to promote an ongoing exchange of ideas on issues within the Maryland business community. The goal of the forum is to: facilitate an exchange of ideas, concerns and information between local businesses, the chamber and other organizations to provide a focus for discussion and joint engagement on issues of mutual relevance including business, the economy, entrepreneurship, unemployment and other economic development issues. enable members of the business community to come together for networking and support while promoting a greater understanding of the entrepreneurship, business and the local economy raise awareness of the needs of local businesses and the factors affecting local economic growth and prosperity Disclaimer: The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by the various authors and forum participants on the GBBCC web site do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and/or viewpoints of the Greater Baltimore Black Chamber of Commerce or its other participating members.

8 ~CONTACT~ We Want to Hear from You! GREATER BALTIMORE BLACK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Office: 1518 W. Pratt Street Baltimore, Maryland 21223 Mailing: P.O. BOX 1251 Ellicott City, MD 2104 Phone: 443-296-2GBC (2422)

9 ~ADVERTISE~ Advertise with GBBCC The Greater Baltimore Black Chamber of Commerce offers a wide variety of affordable and highly targeted advertising options for any size business. From print to web-based ads, the Chamber can custom design a marketing program to fit any budget. Choose from a variety of unique advertising products that give your business access to potential new customers and provide you a measurable return on your marketing investment. Reach customers in Maryland, potential customers doing business in Baltimore County and consumers planning to relocate or visit Baltimore through the Greater Baltimore Black Chamber of Commerce Advertising options.


11 ~MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION~ Please take a moment to file out this comprehensive membership application form so that the Chamber can better serve the needs of your company. All member information will be used only for internal purposes to enhance our ability to provide quality services for your business growth. The GBBCC mission is to provide support and leadership for the growth and development of black owned and operated businesses and to advocate for economic empowerment in the African American Community in the Greater Metropolitan Area. We are committed to serving a beacon of hope to Black-owned businesses operating in the Greater Baltimore Metropolitan area. Serving Baltimore City and its contiguous counties, the GBBCC has members from across Maryland. ~DEMONSTRATION~

12 ~ LOGIN/PROFILE~ ~DEMONSTRATION~ View Profile Change Passwords My Profile Edit Profile Profile Privacy Email subscriptions Member photo albums Invoices and payments

13 ~MEMBERS ONLY~ Materials for Members GBBCC Templates for Your Business GBBCC Meeting: Boeing Diversity Supplier Program Presentation Contract Opportunities The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) procures nearly $2 Billion worth of goods and services every year.



16 ~THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME~ Please take the time to complete our short feedback form on our website. This will allow you to add suggestions, concerns and or changes you would like to see added. Thank you again your feedback is greatly appreciated


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