Black chambers across Florida gathered for the third Annual Black Chamber Day
Tallahassee, FL – On February 5th, 2024, the Florida Association of Black Chambers of Commerce will host its third annual Black Chamber Day at the Capitol in Tallahassee.
Florida is home to over 380,000 black-owned businesses. Black Chamber Day at the Capitol focuses on advocacy for resources for black chambers and black businesses. “We don’t want our voices and needs to be forgotten so it is imperative for us to come to Tallahassee to share the great work that black chambers have been doing across the state and to tell our representatives exactly what we need to continue to make a difference,” shared Shaheewa Jarrett Gelin, Esq., the founder of the Florida Association of Black Chambers of Commerce. Chambers, from Pensacola down to Miami, unite to work together collectively.
Black Chamber Day has featured a press conference and meetings with Florida House Representatives and Senators to present the group’s Legislative Agenda. The two-day event also provides an opportunity for the participating chambers to advocate for their individual needs as well. Last year, one chamber walked away with $5 million in funding.
The Florida Association of Black Chambers of Commerce plans to engage the process to ensure that our entrepreneurs are met with fertile ground so that they can continue to contribute to job growth and have an even larger economic impact. To attend the event, which includes a welcome reception and luncheon, tickets are available on Eventbrite.
The following chambers participated in the Black Chamber Day at the Capitol: African-American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida, Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce of Florida, Black Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach, Broward County Black Chamber of Commerce, Greater First Coast Chamber of Commerce, Gulf Coast Minority Chamber of Commerce, Jacksonville Black Chamber of Commerce, Manasota Black Chamber of Commerce, Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce, Treasure Coast Black Chamber of Commerce, and the South Florida Black Chamber.