FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 27, 2017
San Antonio, Texas - The Alamo City Black Chamber of Commerce (the Chamber) is relocating its headquarters to the Good Samaritan Veterans Outreach and Transition Center (GSVOTC), 202 Connelly St., Suite 209 in San Antonio Texas 78203, effective December 1, 2017. The ribbon-cutting and open house is Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
This move provides the Chamber with cohesive office suites, shared classroom/meeting space and an abundance of free parking. The GSVOTC is housed in the historic Good Samaritan Hospital constructed in 1915 as the Corinth Baptist Church and in 1948 was converted to a hospital for African-American patients in response to segregation. In December of 2011, the San Antonio City Council approved a partnership with the Alamo Community College District and St. Philip's College to renovate the former hospital into a veterans outreach center.
The Alamo City Black Chamber of Commerce discovered in talking to veterans in business and aspiring to be in business there is a lack of knowledge among veterans about starting a business, certifications and opportunities to work with tax supported agencies and private firms. The Chamber joins the US Small Business Administration, Goodwill Industries providing services at the GSVOTC to veterans and the population at large. The first free education seminar is “Doing Business with the State of Texas”, Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 10:00 AM.
Approaching 80 years of continues service to San Antonio, the Chamber’s Board of Directors is convinced the move will benefit chamber members and the community.
The Alamo City Black Chamber of Commerce (the Chamber) was established in April 1938 to provide a conduit between the City of San Antonio, its agencies and other governmental entities to foster economic empowerment for businesses and individuals in the eastern quadrant of San Antonio. The Chamber’s emphasis was to be part of the economic activity, promote jobs, training and business referrals to businesses and organizations. Although times are different and the chamber has evolved our purpose is still connecting businesses to the community for a legacy of prosperity.