THE DALLAS BLACK CHAMBER of COMMERCE

The Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce serves as an advocate for the creation, growth and general welfare of African American businesses in the Dallas community. The Chamber actively promotes the expansion of business opportunities on behalf of its membership through referrals, partnerships, seminars, technical assistance and marketing. The Chamber focuses on economic and business development, education, convention/tourism and special projects.

Your membership is the pivotal component for success - it's the only way we can make a difference!

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Presidents Message


Welcome to the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce:

Serving as the Interim President for the oldest Black Chamber in the nation is a privilege and honor.  The Chamber has a 90 year heritage of successfully developing, enhancing, and promoting valuable business opportunities for our members while providing a significant emphasis on education and advocacy.  Our primary goals seek to strengthen our local economy by mitigating barriers to allow African American owned businesses to flourish.

Through continued support, collaborations and partnerships, the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce (DBCC) creates innovative programs and opportunities to improve business outcomes, strengthen and prepare African American businesses for new opportunities, and in the end, to make a continual difference in our community.

Landmark years such as the DBCC’s 90th anniversary reminds us all of the importance of building and sustaining strong collaborations and partnerships for the benefit of the community at large and for historically underutilized businesses.  Membership in the DBCC is an essential step toward successful business outcomes.  

We seek your continued support and valued membership to forge ahead towards our impending centennial – in a few short years.  Join us, as we continue our path of unparalleled access to business advocacy, premier events, networking opportunities and constructive leadership since 1926.

Marnese Barksdale Elder/Interim President