The Committee represents the Black Chamber on local, state and federal issues that impact the members. The Committee researches issues, develops positions it recommends to the Board, and advocates for those positions with Board approval.
The committee develops and implements procedures to increase the number of Members and is responsible for ongoing membership renewal campaigns.
The Committee develops and implements programs and strategies to enhance the economic opportunities available to the Members.
The Committee coordinates all activities for the purpose of generating funds for the general operating budget of the Black Chamber.
The Committee develops and implements procedures to increase the publicity of the Black Chamber and its activities through the media.
The Committee will guide and make recommendations on matters such as budgets, programs to be funded and contributions to other organizations. It will review audit findings and submit recommendations to the Board. The Committee has responsibility for developing financial policies and assists in the establishment of the budget process.
Mr. Perry is one of the original founders of the Black Chamber, serving first as its Treasurer (1984-1987) and President (1988-1994). Among the community and civic boards Mr. Perry has served are the Kansas City Greater Chamber of Commerce, Kansas City Tax Increment Financing Commission, Consumer Credit Council of Greater Kansas City and the Center for Business Innovation. He is a native of Tallahassee, Florida, and a 1974 graduate of Florida A&M University’s School of Business & Industry.
The Black Chamber of Greater KC , is a central resource, voicing the needs and challenges facing black businesses as well as promulgating and sponsoring legislative and public policy issues of significant concern to our businesses.
The Black Chamber of Commerce of
Greater Kansas City
5737 Swope Parkway
Kansas City, Missouri 64130
The Chamber Mission:
The Black Chamber of Commerce shall be to assist, promote, and support African Americans in achieving economic prosperity and economic independence.