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U.S. BLACK CHAMBERS NAMED DISTINGUISHED ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR

11/10/2016, 3:53 a.m.
The U.S. Black Chambers, the only national advocacy organization working solely to advance Black businesses and building economic power in ...
Ron Busby, Sr., the president and CEO of the U.S. Black Chambers says that, “USBC’s partnerships are key to our success, and to the success of the Black community.” (USBC)

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

this award.

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.