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Michiana African American
Chamber of Commerce
Community Update
August, 2014
Agenda
I. Who We Are
II. Our Goals
III. Our Accomplishments
IV. Next Steps
Who We Are
Our Goals
Our
Accomplishments
Next S...
Who We Are
• The Michiana African American
Chamber of Commerce (MAACC)
• Business Solutions coming from the
African Americ...
Who We Are
The Branding Challenge
• Counter Negative publicity
• Reinforce Positive contributions
Minority Business Enterp...
Who We Are
Who We Are
This year South Bend
Rotary is joining us
In the effort
Who We Are
Our Goals
• Provide members effective business development
training, resources and growth strategies
• Connect members to ...
Our Goals
Training and development
– Assessment tools to determine current level of capability
– Over 100 workshops design...
Our Goals
Connection to opportunities
– Access to a network of businesses looking to buy services
from community based bus...
Our Goals
Beneficial Programming
– Access to Interns and Human resources
– Veteran Business Development Program
– Quick Bo...
Our Goals
Self Sustaining Organization
– Membership
– Sponsorships
– Workshops
– Awards Event
– Economic Publications
Our Goals
Collaboration
– City of South Bend
– South Bend NAACP
– 100 Black Men
– Ft Wayne Urban League
– St. Joe Chamber
...
Accomplishments
– Greentown Michiana
– The Beacon
– National College Internship Program
– Net Zero Housing/Building strate...
Next Steps
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Michiana African American Chamber of Commerce August 2014 community update

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The Michiana African American Chamber of Commerce shares the organization's new direction with expanded benefits for the members and the entire community.

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Michiana African American Chamber of Commerce August 2014 community update

  1. 1. Michiana African American Chamber of Commerce Community Update August, 2014
  2. 2. Agenda I. Who We Are II. Our Goals III. Our Accomplishments IV. Next Steps Who We Are Our Goals Our Accomplishments Next Steps
  3. 3. Who We Are • The Michiana African American Chamber of Commerce (MAACC) • Business Solutions coming from the African American Community for the benefit of the ENTIRE community
  4. 4. Who We Are The Branding Challenge • Counter Negative publicity • Reinforce Positive contributions Minority Business Enterprises Women Business Enterprises Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Affirmative Action Crime
  5. 5. Who We Are
  6. 6. Who We Are This year South Bend Rotary is joining us In the effort
  7. 7. Who We Are
  8. 8. Our Goals • Provide members effective business development training, resources and growth strategies • Connect members to profitable opportunities • Provide programming that benefits members, sponsors and the community overall • Create a financially self sustaining organization •Training •Opportunities •Programming •Self sustaining •Collaboration • Collaborate with other community organizations with similar community revitalization goals
  9. 9. Our Goals Training and development – Assessment tools to determine current level of capability – Over 100 workshops designed to close capability gaps – Evaluation methods to ensure knowledge transfer – Access to professional mentors to provide support – Continuous learning through most current business education publisher, professional organizations and networks
  10. 10. Our Goals Connection to opportunities – Access to a network of businesses looking to buy services from community based businesses with the specific goal of strengthening the community. – Access to a network of businesses with supplier diversity strategies designed to help MBE, WBE and DBE businesses grow – Bidding process support to improve the probability of successfully winning bids – Training and support to pivot to new trends
  11. 11. Our Goals Beneficial Programming – Access to Interns and Human resources – Veteran Business Development Program – Quick Books training – Community Outreach/Supplier Diversity Program support – Clear Program Investment ROI Metrics – High Value Minority Business Pipeline – Community Revitalization Best Practices
  12. 12. Our Goals Self Sustaining Organization – Membership – Sponsorships – Workshops – Awards Event – Economic Publications
  13. 13. Our Goals Collaboration – City of South Bend – South Bend NAACP – 100 Black Men – Ft Wayne Urban League – St. Joe Chamber – Warsaw/Kosciusko Chamber – Ministerial Alliance – ICIC – More …
  14. 14. Accomplishments – Greentown Michiana – The Beacon – National College Internship Program – Net Zero Housing/Building strategy – Michiana Goodwill Granite Recycling Program – Angel’s Wings Transportation – Veteran Business Committee – Education/Youth Entrepreneur Committee – UWW Innovation Center Tour – Diversity Utilization Board
  15. 15. Next Steps

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