The vision of the African American Business Council is to strategically position black businesses for inclusion and success through opportunity, education, exposure, entrepreneurship, economic development, and public policy advocacy. We are committed to leading, educating, and advocating to grow African American-owned businesses and to create and grow a thriving African American middle class in Wilmington.
The Wilmington Chamber’s African American Business Council theme in 2023 is Moving Your Business Forward with Education towards Growth.
Our co-chairs have outlined the following schedule of meetings and topics for 2023 below.
- January 18: Goal Setting
- February 15: Tax Season Prep
- March 30: Intentional Collisions
- April 19: Marketing and Advertising
- May 17: Prioritizing and Professionalism
- June TBD: Intentional Collisions
- July TBD: Goal Setting Check In
- August 16: Risk Assessment
- September 20: 5 Cs of Credit
- October 3: Intentional Collisions
- November 15: Holiday Bazaar
- December TBD: Mental Health & Wellness
11:30am-12:00pm - Bring your own lunch; networking and connecting
12:00-1:00pm - Introductions, Guest Speaker, Chamber Announcements
In today's fast-paced and competitive world, prioritizing effectively and demonstrating professionalism in all aspects of our lives is more important than ever. Prioritization requires us to identify what is most important and allocate our time and resources accordingly. At the same time, professionalism demands that we conduct ourselves with integrity, respect, and competence in all interactions.
We will explore the critical role that prioritization and professionalism play in achieving our personal and professional goals. We will discuss strategies for setting priorities, managing time effectively, and making difficult decisions when competing demands arise. We will also examine the key components of professionalism, including communication skills, ethical behavior, and a commitment to ongoing learning and development.
Ultimately, by prioritizing effectively and demonstrating professionalism in everything we do, we can position ourselves for success, build strong relationships with others, and make meaningful contributions to our communities and society.
Tiffany D. Tucker is the Deputy Director of Athletics and Senior Woman Administrator at UNCW. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned her master's degree from Hampton University.
As a proud Tar Heel alum, Tiffany was selected by the UNC Athletics and The Rams Club to serve as an ambassador for the FORevHER Tar Heels Campaign. The $100 million initiative is the first of its kind in the country, building upon Carolina's legacy as a pioneer in women's athletics and emphasizing its long-time continued commitment to creating and enhancing opportunities for female student-athletes.
In a partnership with the world's $1 antiperspirant brand, Degree, and Yahoo Sports - Tiffany was featured in a gender equity series that empowered and inspired female athletes during the NCAA Women's Basketball Final Four. She used her platform to support the need for equitable investments for female athletes and increase awareness of Degree's commitment to inclusivity.
She was the recipient of the UNCW Kathleen Berkeley Inconvenient Woman Award, the Women Leaders in College Sports Nell Jackson NIKE Executive of the Year Award, and winner of the WILMA Magazine Women to Watch Award Education Category. Tiffany also joined a star-studded list of athletic influencers as one of Sports Illustrated's 100 Influential Black Women in Sports.
All Chamber members AND non-members are welcome to attend the meeting.
The meeting this month will be held at Channel powered by Live Oak Bank.