The African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida (“the Chamber”) is a membership organization serving public, private, and not-for-profit African American-owned businesses and organizations in Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia counties. For over seven decades, the Chamber has served its members as an advocate and resource. Established in 1945, the Chamber is a members-only network devoted to cultivating a thriving business environment for African American companies, an engaged public awareness for minority firms, and education and advocacy for both members and the Central Florida community.

Our Mission:

We will be the principal advocate and preeminent leader in fostering economic success for African American-owned businesses and the African American business community in Central Florida.

Our Vision:

To serve as the leading advocate in the Central Florida area for Black-owned companies in Business Development, Wealth Creation, and Economic Empowerment.

THE FOUR PILLARS OF THE CHAMBER
All of our programs revolve around four focal points

ADVOCACY

The Chamber serves as a support base and voice for its membership, fighting for legislation that promotes small business growth and policies addressing the challenges of Black and minority-owned business owners.

ACCESS TO CAPITAL

The Chamber works with financial institutions to create avenues through which members can gain greater access to credit, capital, and other financial instruments. Access to capital is the most important limiting factor for businesses.


CONTRACTS

To help members gain access to business opportunities in the private and public sectors we educate members in contract procurement, helping them increase their capability to vie for large scale contracts. We also offer resources and information that enhance Black and minority owners’ ability to compete.

ENTREPRENEUR TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT

We are committed to helping members reach their full potential through entrepreneur and business management training and providing professional development resources for successful business growth.