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    Are you interested in being more engaged in your community and our organization?  Looking for a leadership position that aligns with your professional goals and objectives?  The Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce encourages you to become an involved member of our organization through committee engagement and leadership opportunities.  Consider joining the Chamber for one of the following committees:

  • Special Events Committee Special Events Committee

    The special events committee works to support the chamber in the planning, promotion, and sponsorship identification for chamber signature programming including the black elected officials’ reception, the annual awards program, chamber summits, and corporate programming. Click here to sign up.

    Strategic Programs:

    • Meet and Greets /Meet the Leaders
    • Receptions/Functions
    • Small Business Award Program

    Chairs:

    TiWanna Kenney
    Lahoma Dade-Roberts

  • Government Affairs Committee Government Affairs Committee

    The Government Affairs committee promotes pro-business legislation and advocates on behalf of issues of concern to the African American community within the Greater Austin region.  This committee works to provide remarks, testimony and opposes legislation which threatens a healthy business climate and quality of life at both state and local levels. Click here to sign up.

    Strategic Partners & Programs:

    • Black Elected Officials Welcome Reception
    • Texas Legislative Black Caucus
    • Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Policy Visit – US Black Chamber – Washington, DC.

    Chair:

    Jamar Brown

  • International Affairs Committee International Affairs Committee

    The International Affairs committee is focused on developing programming and conducting outreach to Afro-decent communities and Afro-diaspora organizations within the Greater Austin region to support the chamber’s international programming and to encourage the involvement and participation of international communities within the Chamber’s efforts. Click here to sign up.

    Chair:

    Ashley Hunter

  • Education Committee Education Committee

    The education committee is focused on policy, issues and programs in the areas of K-12 and higher education within the Greater Austin region advocating on behalf of minority students and the minority workforce. Click here to sign up.

    Strategic Programs:

    • Principal for a Day
    • AISD and K-12 outreach
    • Higher education and vocational outreach
    • Workforce development

    Reports:

    Chair(s):

    Patricia Hayes
    Mercadi Crawford

  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development Committee Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development Committee

    The Entrepreneurship and Business Development committee works to share ideas and best practice strategies to help small business members operate more efficiently and profitably. The committee also works to assist small business learn what it takes to obtain and secure local, state and federal government procurement contracts. Click here to sign up.

    Strategic Programs:

    – Procurement Series
    – Business Lunch and Learns

    Chair:

    Angelo Foadey
    Tiffany Dockery Gibson

  • Collegiate Chapter Collegiate Chapter

    The GABC Collegiate Chapter was developed with the mission to utilize students’ talents, efforts, and experiences, to increase membership, business acumen, and involvement within the African American and Greater Austin business community. GABC encourages students pursuing higher education in Austin, and surrounding areas, to engage in ways to enhance our local economy and gain exposure to business and entrepreneurship.

    Students of all majors, ethnicities and ages are encouraged to join. Click here to sign up.

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    “We looked for a creative way to engage young emerging talent that would add value to the community as well as our member business firms and students. We believe the collegiate chapter achieves this mission.”

    -Tam Hawkins, President & CEO

    Chair:

    Roger Davis

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