Message from US Black Chambers, Inc.’s President + USBC Updates, 6.6.19

A Message from USBC President Ron Busby
June 2019
August 19th-21st marks our 10 year conference anniversary. In our 10th year we preparing to give attendees an unmatched conference experience.
For the 10th year in a row, the U.S. Black Chambers National Business Conference will bring together Black business owners, millennial entrepreneurs, local and national elected officials, and Chambers of Commerce from across the country to make power connections, learn from business experts, and to discuss policy solutions to advance Black entrepreneurs.
Black entrepreneurs remain the fastest growing population in the small business community, in contrast Black entrepreneurs also face some of the highest business closure rates due to lack of funding and resources. Our National Business Conference offers business educational workshops, networking opportunities, and access to business resources to help sustain and grow Black-owned businesses and Black Chambers of Commerce.
We’re proud to say, during our previous conferences we awarded a total of $70,000 to 13 Chambers across the country, providing much needed capital to bolster the role Black Chambers of Commerce play in cultivating Black-owned businesses.
We believe entrepreneurship is the key to building wealth in the Black community, regardless of where you are in business: beginner, intermediate, or expert; our conference offers something for you. We look forward to having you join us for our 10th anniversary National Business Conference.
In the spirit of success,
Ron Busby, Sr.
U.S. Black Chambers, Inc.
In Case You Missed It:
Donald Cravins Jr., Vice President, Policy and External Affairs Charter Communications shakes hands with USBC President Ron Busby during the Charter Communications reception.
USBC President Ron Busby along with Combs Enterprises President Dia Simms following President Busby’s keynote at the BYOB Summit.
USBC staff attend Industrial Bank’s 85th anniversary, celebrating 85 years as one of the nation’s historic Black-owned banks.
USBC President Ron Busby at the CNN headquarters discussing the era of fake news and the importance of freedom of the press.
USBC President Ron Busby met with the National Minority Supplier Development Council, the U.S. Hispanic Chamber, and the National Association of Minority Airport Contractors to discuss diversity and inclusion as it relates to supplier procurement.
USBC President Ron Busby attends the launch of USBC’s newest member the Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce.
Resources for Black Entrepreneurs:
Webinars, Events, etc.
Save the Date:
USBC’s National Business Conference
August 19th-21st
National Harbor
Attend USBC’s 3-day National Conference to learn business insights, identify collaborations, and make power connections. Full conference registration grants you access to all receptions, plenary sessions, luncheons and the USBC’s 10th Anniversary Awards Banquet. Register today!
Congressional Update:
Provided by: Prism Group
​Recently, the House Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) subcommittee released the House Appropriations Bill for FY20. Included is $30 million in funding for the Women’s Business Center program, a 66% increase from FY19.
Up ahead the House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Innovation and Workforce Development will hold a hearing titled “Mind the Skills Gap: Apprenticeships and Training Programs” at 11:30am. To view a livestream of the hearing, click here.
A Mexican delegation arrived in Washington over the weekend to meet with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo concerning the Trump Administration’s proposal to increase tariffs on Mexican imports by 5%, beginning June 10. The Tariff will escalate to 10% on July 1; 15% on August 1; 20% on September 1; and 25% in October unless, according to the President, “the illegal Immigration problem is remedied.” Critics of the proposed tariff revisions say this could negatively impact the passing of the USMCA.
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