Mr. Alford is the Co-Founder, President/CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce ®. Ms. DeBow is the Co-Founder, Executive Vice President of the Chamber.
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COMMENTARY: Meet National Black Chamber of Commerce in Atlanta

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Among states, Georgia had the largest total number with 256,848 black-owned businesses and accounted for 9.9 percent of the nation’s black-owned businesses, according to Black Demographics. Black businesses comprise 26% of Georgia businesses which is the second largest percentage in the nation. In 2018 Georgia ranked number one in the U.S. for small business climate and number two for most startups by women. […read more]

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Entrepreneurs Soiree Heightens Business Pitch Success

JACKSONVILLE FREE PRESS — Creating a successful business or elevator speech is critical to the dynamics that make up a small business. From invoicing to advertising to networking, a small business owner or as they’re called an ‘entrepreneur,’ is scouring the streets from dusk to dawn to fulfill their obligations to customers.  Whether it’s a package to be delivered, mailed or meetings to attend, being an entrepreneur is a full time job.  […read more]