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.
September 20: 5 Cs of Credit
October 3: Intentional Collisions
November 18: Holiday Bazaar
December 13: Mental Health & Wellness
SEPTEMBER MEETING AGENDA
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Lunch will be provided 12:00 - 1:00 PM - Introductions, Guest Speaker, Chamber Announcements
Five C's of Credit: The Five C's of credit are Character, Capacity, Capital, Collateral, and Conditions. These factors help lenders assess a borrower's creditworthiness and determine whether to approve a loan or credit application. Join us for this month's AABC to learn more!
Chakema Clinton-Quintana is the Vice President and Director of a dynamic Minority Resource Center right here in Wilmington, North Carolina. Channel is a beacon of support and empowerment for minority small business owners. With over two decades of banking, real estate, and management experience, Chakema leads a dedicated team focused on providing tailored education, technical assistance, and invaluable networking opportunities. Chakema is also a board member at the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce and serves as the co-chair for the AABC. She enjoys volunteering, spending time with family and friends.
All Chamber members AND non-members are welcome to attend the meeting, but registration is required!