African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida Awards $100,000 in Grants to Local Small Businesses

May 17, 2020 – ORLANDO, FLORIDA – After receiving $100,000 from a generous donor, the African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida (AACCCF) announced the opportunity for chamber members to apply to receive a grant to assist with sustaining operations during the coronavirus pandemic.

President Tanisha Nunn Gary made the announcement on April 29, 2020 during a “Coffee & Conversation” virtual meeting with members. 

“We want to support our black businesses, as many as possible, here in Central Florida…” 
– Tanisha Nunn Gary, AACCCF President

After reviewing nearly 50 applications, a committee narrowed down the applicant pool to just 12 finalists. Recipients will receive funding from $2,500 all the way up to $20,000 to help keep their business afloat during these difficult times. President Gary personally called each recipient to notify them of their grant.

“This changes…everything” 
– Ashley Caldwell of Empowerment Chiropractic, Grant Recipient


The Chamber is excited to officially announce the AACCCF COVID-19 Small Business Grant recipients:

  • ProRestore Services, Jeremiah Ofori
  • Empowerment Chiropractic, Ashley Caldwell
  • Teen Paradise, Carolyn Gales
  • Graham Leak Branding (GLB), Latria Graham Leak
  • Hair In Motion of New York, Lesline Powe-Barton
  • RTW Photography, Derrious Robinson
  • Sacred Heart Coach Lines, Marie and Joseph Leveque
  • Anderson & Associates, Veronica Anderson
  • Credit Repair of Florida, Timothy Sanders
  • Hold My Luggage, Constance Serrano
  • Go Go Party Bus, Javonne Williams
  • L5 Entertainment, Larry McRae

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The African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida (“the Chamber”) is a membership organization serving public, private, and not-for-profit 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 small businesses including advocacy, an engaged public awareness for minority firms, and education for both members and the Central Florida community.

The Chamber’s vision is to serve as the leading advocate in the Central Florida area for Black-owned companies in Business Development, Wealth Creation, and Economic Empowerment.