•The mission of the St. Clair County Black Chamber shall be to teach capitalism and expand access to capitalization, technical support, procurement opportunities, effective networking, and sharing of information for Black owned businesses and other minority owned businesses as well as the African descendent community as a whole.


The main vehicle of disseminating information concerning this mission is through the Black Chambers located throughout the United States and the entire Black Diaspora and via mass marketing. the activities are driven by a strategic plan.


The St. Clair County Black Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is a Not For Profit trade organization with a primary objective to help improve the economic conditions of Black businesses and Black people in the Greater St. Clair County/Chicago communities through education, advocacy and training.

The SCCBCC is a member of the Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce, Inc. and the National Black Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

The Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce Inc. (ISBCC) is an advocate for minority business rights and opportunities at the state level. The ISBCC strives to promote and advance public policy issues and programs, which will serve to enhance favorable conditions for Illinois’ Black –owned businesses.

The National Black Chamber of Commerce Inc., (NBCC) a global trade association headquartered in Washington, D.C., represents over 64,000 Black businesses in the United States.

• To become an active partner in the process for planning the economic growth in our community by collaboration with public and private entities to ensure wealth creation through our members.

• To provide African-Americans with necessary entrepreneurial skills such as finance packaging, recruitment of a qualified labor pool, managerial expertise, and other resources to compete for opportunities in the marketplace.

• To actively market African-American businesses within the African-American community and to encourage mentoring and partnering in an effort to maximize any and all growth potential.


• To assist members through education of local, regional, national, and international networks such as: U.S. Small Business Administration, National Black Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and National Minority Supplier Associations.

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