No excuse is acceptable. No effort is adequate until it has been proven effective.
-Dr. Sybil C. Mobley
The Black Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City, Inc. is a Missouri not-for-profit corporation located at 5737 Swope Parkway in Kansas City, Missouri. It was incorporated on May 13, 1985, and was ruled exempt from federal income taxes under the provisions of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 by the Internal Revenue Service during December 1986.
The Black Chamber was conceived and started in late 1984 by fourteen (14) local Black business owners as a vehicle through which to promote, sustain and maintain economic progress for Black-owned enterprises in the metropolitan area, and as a medium for ensuring the participation of such businesses in the overall business and economic development plans of the area.
Black Chamber of Commerce: Membership Profile
Our purpose is to ensure that Black-owned businesses always have an opportunity to express their interests and to be heard. It is through the Chamber’s persistent voice, our businesses are able to effectively communicate and address the needed changes to rectify continued racial imbalances in the economy and to strengthen the community.
The Black Chamber is committed to the principle that the total metropolitan area is better served when Blacks participate more fully in the economic wealth of the community, and when the efforts of commerce, industry, and the professions are coordinated in maintaining and strengthening a sound and healthy business climate for all sectors of the community.
The Black Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City, Inc. unites business voices across disciplines and industries to advocate for economic inclusion, including equal access to investment capital, contracts, sponsorship, and other critical business resources in the metropolitan Kansas City area.