History & Mission

Mission Statement

  •  To provide programs and services which strengthen our member organizations in their regions of operation  

  • To advocate policies which improve business opportunities for African Americans throughout California

  • To actively promote economic development and build coalitions with other organizations throughout the state

  • To implement and maintain programs that, promote youth entrepreneurship, training and community economic development.

More than 20 years ago, the California Black Chamber was created by five businessmen who saw a need to assist the local chambers from around the state with business growth and development for their chamber members, advocacy in supplier diversity issues and building communities within their region of operation.


The California Black Chamber of Commerce is the largest African American non-profit business organization representing hundreds of small and emerging businesses, affiliates and chambers of commerce throughout the state.

If you own a business, represent one, manage an association/organization, or you are a corporate leader the CBCC can provide advocacy assistance for your supplier diversity needs, and business development and training for your small business.


From our headquarters in the capitol city.We welcome you to the California Black Chamber of Commerce!