U.S. BLACK CHAMBERS NAMED DISTINGUISHED ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR
11/10/2016, 3:53 a.m.
U.S BLACK CHAMBERS NAMED DISTINGUISHED ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Black Chambers, the
only national advocacy organization working solely to advance
Black businesses and building economic power in the Black
community, was named Distinguished Advocate of the Year.
The award, given by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s
Minority Business Development Agency was announced as
part of the 2016 National Minority Enterprise Development
Week Award winners. This is the first year USBC has earned
Each year MBDA honors “Champions of Minority
Business Development” through its National MED Week.
The initiative recognizes the achievements of minority
entrepreneurs, along with those individuals and organizations
that have demonstrated leadership and commitment in
advancing global minority business enterprise.
“Each year the U.S. Black Chambers’ commitment
to building the economic power of the Black community
is strengthened. Whether talking to o©cials in the federal
administration, or working with larger corporations, advocacy
on behalf of small business and economic empowerment
is a cornerstone of our work,” said Ron Busby, Sr., the
president and CEO of the U.S. Black Chambers. “USBC’s
partnerships are key to our success, and to the success of the
Black community. We’re proud to be honored by the Minority
Business Development Agency, and look forward to our
continued collaborative work.”
ABOUT THE U.S. BLACK CHAMBERS, INC. The U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC) provides committed, visionary leadership and advocacy in the realization of economic empowerment. Through the creation of resources and initiatives, we support African American Chambers of Commerce and business organizations in their work of developing and growing Black enterprises. The USBC is an association of more than 100 self-sustaining viable Black Chambers and small business associations nationwide and serves close to 250,000 small businesses. More information can be found at www. usblackchambers.org.