The Black Chamber of Commerce Inland Empire is proud to have granted a scholarship to Chalon Hicks, a deserving student of the Inland Empire, at the “It Takes A Village” Scholarship celebration. Chalon Hicks has worked studiously throughout her high school years and holds lots of promise. Her contribution to the school and the community not only inspires her peers, but also the people around her. The BCCIE works to support the youth, with special emphasis on youth entrepreneurship, and aims to help deserving students, like Chalon, accomplish their goals.
April 6th, First Fridays
First Fridays was on April 6th at Raquel’s Jazz Lounge. It was a great networking and learning opportunity. Real estate developer and philanthropist Bobby Borisov attended our event and shared with us his nonprofit organization, Permanent Supportive Housing Foundations. His organization aims to provide quality housing to a variety of the population who cannot afford to pay rent, or those who are at risk of losing their homes. With the help of the community and various organization, change within the Inland Empire can be enacted.
April 9th, Monday Mixer
On Monday, April 9th, we had our Monday Mixer. There were many familiar faces and even a few new faces. The mixer was a great turnout and our guests were educated about media marketing by Mark Ress and Salvador Ayala.
Our speaker Mark Ress of Blitz Media Marketing has worked with many A-List clients; his company is the engine behind many successful online marketers. He covered topics like social media and how to maximize coverage for small businesses, how technology, like Beacons, can help advertise your business, and ways that you can better promote your business.
Sal Ayala of Uniko Media Group was our business spotlight; he did a wonderful job of explaining how Uniko Media can help your business by creating websites and assisting with marketing from branding to public relations!
We had a fun, educational night and the guests were able to network and meet many other business people! If you haven’t been to one of our mixers or missed this last one, attend our next one on April 30th at the New Hope Family Life Center!
Congratulations to Dr. Nicki Thomas for becoming a member! She will be receiving her plaque on April 30th at our mixer!
Congratulations to BCCIE President Tammy Martin-Ryles for receiving the Tom Bradley Community Service and Distinguished Citizen Award!
April 30th – Business Mixer
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Guest Speaker: Caltrans with the Dept of Transportation.
New Hope Family Life Center
(1505 W Highland Ave. San Bernardino)
June 25th – Youth Business Conference
More info coming soon!
July 30th – Business Conference
More info coming soon!
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