The Texas Association of African American Chambers of Commerce is coming to town celebrating 30-year anniversary as Texas' only Black business advocate group! The TAAACC organization consist of 24 local chambers which represent over 250,000 Black owned businesses in the second largest and fastest growing economy in the nation. Both the Alamo City Black Chamber and the African American Chamber of San Antonio are financial Board members of our organization. TAAACC's role is designed to cover the interest of Black business owners across the state of Texas.
As the Chairman of the Board, TAAACC has worked very hard to bring the Alamo City something really special as we educate the importance of fueling the engine of Black-owned businesses. For $100 registration fee, which covers two days of the conference on Thursday, September 27 and Friday, September 28, 2018, participants will be treated to conference topics and speakers designed to increase their financial opportunity to improve the quality of life for Black Texans in the marketplace. The conference will be held at San Antonio's Sheraton Gunter Hotel and you are encouraged to register and stay with the conference participants.
We have received special investments from our sponsors, with a special give that was not requested but greatly appreciated. The Tricentennial Commission has enabled us to invite up to nearly 30 Black College students majoring in business to be able to attend. We have extended the invitation to HBCUs (St Philip's College, Paul Quinn University, Huston-Tillotson University, Texas Southern University and Prairie View A&M University) and local San Antonio colleges.
As TAAACC turns 30 years old we have local celebrities like Karen Grace, former diva news anchor and business owner, who has agreed to chair our annual golf tournament on Wednesday, September 26 at the Silverhorn Golf Courses. She is taking sign-ups at TAAACC.org. Please sign-up if you like to golf! Also joining Karen is the President of the US Black Chambers, Inc. Mr. Ron Busby! Come out and network with national, state and local business leaders. The registration is $100 and available at TAAACC.org.
Now, let me add, we have some really great speakers. Making a special return to the Alamo City is my friend, Mr. George Fraser of FraserNet, and my good friend, and one of few Black US economist, Mr. William Michael Cunningham. We have a special partnership with Fox News Commentator Tezlyn Figaro who will moderate Mr. Don Mooney's Workshop, "How to become a Black Business Millionaire!" This topic was inspired by Texas State Representative Barbara Gervin-Hawkins who spoke at the 2018 Black Business Day at the Texas Capitol to set a goal of growing new Black millionaire companies city to city. We also will focus on priming our business community to think global addressing international opportunities for Black Businesses in Africa and abroad with Jaque Johnson and our own Bexar County Commissioner Tommy Calvert!
I'll update you to more of the action next week before we close our registration on TAAACC.org! We will include a list of Black businesses being recognized as the best of our very best! This conference is a first of its' kind for our city and county to host.
Get signed up and tell your friends George is coming back! Seats and golf slots are limited.
You can see Mr. Frasers last speech in the Alamo City below on the San Antonio Observer! Click picture below....
Christopher C. Herring is the Chairman of the Editorial Board of the San Antonio Observer. He is the Chairman of the Texas Association of African American Chambers of Commerce serving in his 4th year, Silver Life Member of the NAACP, Chairman of the City of San Antonio Small Business Advocacy Committee, Chairman of the City of San Antonio's Diversity Action Plan Subcommittee and a retired United States Air Force Officer. He is the President/CEO of River Walk Publishing, and business owner of New Horizons School. He is the author of syndicated column "Black America" and voted in the Top 3 San Antonio Activist by the SA Current in 2018. He is the President/CEO of Global Chamber San Antonio.