What do they do?
Our mission is to create and promote a climate in which minority and women-owned businesses can operate in a productive and profitable manner and to stimulate grassroot economic growth and development within the North Florida region we serve. We are committed to our initiatives and welcome the opportunity to work for you. Please take this opportunity to learn more about the BBMC, our programs and our membership benefits.
How much do they cost?
The Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce offers affordable membership fees to potential members. We are membership based organization. Please take a moment to review the annual membership fees. One Time Administrative Fee $30.00 Student $25.00 Individual $100.00 Business (1-9 employees) $185.00 Business (10-40 employees) $250.00 Business (40+ employees) $500.00 Non-profit Organization $250.00 Government $500.00 Corporate Star: One $1,500.00 Corporate Star: Two $5,000.00 Corporate Star: Three $10,000.00 Corporate Star: Four $15,000.00 Corporate Star: Five $25,000.00
Who do they work with?
We caters our services to the needs of minority owned and operated businesses throughout the Big Bend area. We have established several programs, events, workshops and board initiatives that provide world class growth for your personal and professional career.
Who do they NOT work with?
What are their successes?
Your membership in the Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce has many privileges. Not only are you personally invited to all Chamber events and membership meetings, but the Chamber is a great way to get involved in your community. As a new member, you will receive the following: Ribbon cutting ceremony at the Grand Opening/Re-opening of your business and featured article on website and e-Newsletter. Commemorative Big Bend Minority Chamber Member plaque. Member discounts to Chamber Events (Workshops, Seminars, etc.) Discounts from Participating Chamber Members. Political Advocacy for Minority Owned Businesses. Complimentary subscription to the Quarterly BBMC-Newsletter. Minority Business Certification training for procurement contracting within for local, state and federal governments. Referrals for business loans, marketing plans, technical assistance, employment opportunities and relocation information. Network of local business owners through membership receptions. Collectively interact as a Chamber members to make decisions and establishing policies that will enhance your business and the community. Promote your business by being listed in the Membership Directory and Business Guide with a planned circulation throughout the 5 county region. Invitations to Chamber banquets, luncheons, Coffee with the President, golf tournament, corporate business leaders luncheons, matchmaking and many more events./li> Opportunity to increase your business sales. Access to Small Business Development training and workshops.
Do they work with university professors and/or students?
1. Advocacy The Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce fights for legislation that promotes small business growth and policies that address the challenges of small, ethnic and women owned businesses. We understand the importance of maintaining a bi-partisan approach to advocacy; hence, we collaborate with policymakers from all political affiliations to advocate for policies that best serve the interest of the community. 2. Access to Capital Capital Access remains the most important factor limiting the establishment, expansion, and growth of minority-owned businesses. The Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce works with financial institutions, particularly women-owned institutions, to create avenues through which minority, ethnic, women, and small business can gain greater access to credit, capital, and other financial instruments. 3. Chamber Resources Providing chamber resources to its members is a core focus of the Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce. Levering our role as a regional organization with a statewide and national footprint while providing technical assistance and leadership training to our members. We also strive to assist in the establishment of minority, women, and small-owned businesses, and facilitating the sharing of best practices and industry data. To do all this, we utilize a variety of mechanisms, including: training, web-based tools, peer networking, coaching, resource partners, and information products. 4. Entrepreneurship Training The Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce is committed to helping small business leaders achieve stellar performance and growth through entrepreneur and business management training. Hence, we deliver quality educational opportunities and professional development resources that help our members manage and grow successful businesses. 5. Contracting and Procurement At the Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce, our goal is to level the playing field by helping members gain access to business opportunities in the private and public sectors. We accomplish this by educating members on contract opportunities, helping them increase their capacity to vie for large-scale contracts, and offering resources and information that enhance business owner’s ability to compete.
Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce
Work: (850) 577-0789
1028 East Park Avenue