By The Charleston Chronicle | September 6, 2018 | 0 Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce President Larry Holman cuts the Grand Opening Ribbon On a recent, bright, sunny Friday morning the Beaufort County Black Chamber…
About THE BCBCC
We help your business grow.
Developing connections among Multi-Cultural businesses within our community
Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce, a 501©3 organization, is a membership organization dedicated to offering products, services and educational programming for multi-cultural business-owners and professionals within the Beaufort and neighboring communities. Our mission is dedicated to the economic empowerment of African American communities and small businesses in Beaufort County.
The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization dedicated to offering products, services, and educational programming for multi-cultural business owners and professionals within the Beaufort and neighboring communities. The individuals and businesses we serve are federally recognized as disadvantaged business enterprises and/or denied access to capital in traditional finance markets. We are organized as a 501 )c) (3) Corporation in South Carolina. Our 990 is available for review at our office.
- Networking Opportunities
- Business Development
- Marketing Assistance
- Access to Capital
- Procurement Opportunities
- Business Referrals
We are the BCbCC: discover our story
Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce: ‘Working Together, We Can Make A Difference’
The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce has come a long way since its founding in 1999. Starting from an idea, about $5,000 and a handful of members, the chamber has grown into a multi-million dollar organization that takes its mission seriously and is – literally – changing the face of Beaufort County. As we look back at the inception of The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce (BCBCC), we are reminded that in the past, days before BCCC was scheduled to open, it was vandalized with the N-word in red spray paint, the hate didn’t stop there, the property soon to be home to BCCC was also set on fire. Yet Larry Holman stood true to his vision of planting a chamber in Beaufort to support Beaufort’s Black business owners.
Principles of our work
Providing programs and workshops that deliver practical and useful education to strengthen and grow minorities and women in business.
Understanding the importance of culture by helping bridge the economic and societal gaps through outreach, diversity and inclusion.
Preserving and celebrating the Gullah Geechee Heritage of the Coastal Carolina’s. BCBCC is founder and publisher of Gullah Geechee Heritage and visitors and tourism guide.
MOVING THE NEEDLE ON EMPOWERMENT
The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones that do.
The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce looks to enhance educational, cultural, and social experiences for young professionals.
22+ Years in business
HUNDREDS of Workshops Conducted
HUNDREDS of Networking Events for our members
85+ Micro Loans totaling $1,757,415.92
6 Current Programs
Why join the bcbcc
The BCBCC is the facilitator between public and private entities looking to expand their participation with disadvantaged business enterprises.
Networking and Referrals
Creating networking and referral opportunities among member businesses, existing businesses and the greater Beaufort County business community.
Access to Capital
Micro Lender/CDFI providing loans for start-ups and business expansions.
Assisting our members with resources to secure capital through loans and grants.
Providing avenues for African-American and small businesses to learn of resources in our community and state.
Encouraging entrepreneurship of businesses that will provide jobs within Beaufort and surrounding counties.
“We are absolutely committed to the community and to the businesses we serve as well as their future success. To have strong Black businesses, we’ve got to have strong Black chambers.’”
President & CEO
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The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce (BCBCC) offers education, products and services for disadvantaged business enterprises and socioeconomically disadvantaged communities.
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711 Bladen Street
Beaufort, SC 29902
Monday – Friday: 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed