The Corpus Christi Black Chamber of Commerce is proud to sponsor several signature programs throughout the year to increase economic empowerment in the local community, to bring awareness of black businesses, to be supportive of community business needs, and to enhance business partnerships. These are some of the highlighted public programs:
Annual L.E.A.D Conference with Sisters on a Saturday and Brothers on a Saturday
This is an annual business development conference usually held in March/April each year. This event primarily focuses on business development, and entrepreneurship. Our audience consists of business and professional women, young and aspiring entrepreneurs, college and university students. Our motto-’Soaring To New Heights’ plays a large part in our selection of workshop speakers and a keynote speaker. The public is invited.
Chamber Events event during Juneteenth. The Corpus Christi Black Chamber of Commerce is a proud sponsor of this 10 day historical celebration supporting the Juneteenth Holiday (June 19). A Juneteenth Coalition of organizations sponsors ten days of events and selects one day to honor local African American high school graduates and youth. The public is invited.
Annual Show Biz & Mixer. This is an annual community business networking event held each year. This event gives our small business members and aspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity to ‘showcase’ their products and services. The public is invited.
Annual Business Awards Banquet & Celebration. This is our major fundraiser held in November each year. This event primarily focuses on business and economic development, and the recognition of African American business owners, business leaders, plus young and aspiring entrepreneurs. Our audience consists of business and professionals, young and aspiring entrepreneurs, college and university students-and the community at large. The Speaker’s presentation covers his/her professional ‘struggles to triumphs’ as an African American, as it relates to our motto "Soaring to New Heights" along with sharing his/her expertise on business careers, focusing on and engaging the young entrepreneurs and college and university students. The public is invited.