WHO WE ARE

The African-American Chamber of Central Pennsylvania is a non-profit 501c3 organization that encourages, empowers, and promotes economic development and growth to the African American, small, minority and women owned business community through entrepreneurship, business development, training and business partnerships throughout the Central Pennsylvania region.

The mission of the African-American Chamber of Commerce of Central Pennsylvania is to provide substantive support in advocating, developing, and promoting minority-owned businesses in both public and private sector forums. The AACCCP promotes the vision, voice, and value of minority business ownership in Central Pennsylvania.
By the year 2014, the AACCCP will be a viable working organization educating, advocating, and connecting over 1000 minority and disadvantaged businesses throughout the Greater Harrisburg area.

Resources. Resources are available for each member for access, education, and sustainibility.
Education. Programs and events geared toward the needs of our members.
Advocacy. The voice of the African-American business community. This effort is carried out through ongoing, consistent dialogue with legislators, policy-makers, public and private sector corporations, and financial institutions about the specific actions necessary to achieve positive evolvement within the African-American business community at large.
Participation. The most essential components in advancing the African-American business community. Through partnerships with similar interest organizations, the AACCCP works to streamline the MBE certification process and centralize bid-assistance resources.

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WHAT WE DO

PROGRAMS WITH A CAUSE

Today, the chamber’s staff and board are building on our rich history and revitalizing our approach to better prepare businesses for opportunities in an ever-changing economic environment.  Our monthly “Professional Thursday’s” networking event connects minority businesses to support and encourage group economics, our annual “Build Your Business Bootcamp” provides mature businesses and start­ups with tools, networking opportunities and funds essential to accelerating their business goals, quarterly we hold forum’s such as the “Great Debate” series where local leaders come together and discuss issues that pertain to our community, and our annual “Turkey Giveaway” promotes participation and service during the holiday season to those in our community.

NETWORKING

EDUCATION

ADVOCACY

PARTICIPATION


CONNECT & GROW

The African American Chamber provides mentoring, seminars, and network functions that assists our members with opportunities for business development, growth, and success. One of the biggest advantages of being affiliated with the African American Chamber of Commerce of Central PA is the camaraderie. Regardless of the size of your business, you can benefit from the advice, tips and leads that fellow entrepreneurs generously share to help other African American businesses as well as other minority owned small businesses succeed.

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MEMBERSHIP GROWTH IN 2014: UP 80% WITH 149 NEW MEMBERS


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