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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Washington, DC- The newly founded Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce announced a new chapter in the Black business ecosystem in Canada: the launch of the first national Black Chamber of Commerce in Canada of its kind.
With a commitment to aiding in the growth, development and success of Black businesses the chamber holds the old Swahili proverb true: ‘Unity is strength, division is weakness.’ With that in mind the chamber’s vision is to grow and build wealth for Black-owned businesses that will assist in building a strong economy by nurturing Black Entrepreneurs.
More than 200 guests and dignitaries are set to celebrate the invite-only April 25th launch at the Toronto Metro Hall. Guests speakers will include:
● Ron Busby, President of U.S. Black Chambers Inc.
● Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion
● Nadia Theodore, Consulate General of Canada in Atlanta, USA
“As the voice of the United States’ Black business owners, we look forward to expanding our reach to Canada to further strengthen our business relationships within the global African diaspora. The newly launched Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce will serve as a key resource to Black Canadian entrepreneurs and a strong international ally of the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc.” Ron Busby, President of U.S Black Chambers Inc.
“Our government believes that an inclusive economy is a strong economy and further, that diversity is our strength. I’m incredibly pleased to celebrate the creation of Canada’s Black Chamber of Commerce. I always say that we must
‘see it to be it’ and so the importance of an ecosystem and network that will encourage and support the proliferation and success of Black-owned and Black-led businesses cannot be overstated. I look forward to seeing the achievements for the community, for industry and for Canada at large.” Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion.
“As Canada’s Consul General to the Southeast USA, it is wonderful to celebrate the creation of Canada’s Black Chamber of Commerce. I’m excited about the opportunities that the Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce can provide to Canadian businesses, especially as they seek to grow in the U.S. market and globally. I look forward to following the achievements of the Chamber as they inspire Canadian businesses to seize opportunities on a global scale and I encourage future members of the Chamber to take advantage of resources such as the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service to assist them in their success.” Nadia Theodore, Consulate General of Canada in Atlanta.
To learn more about the CBCC visit: www.blackchamber.ca
Media Contact: Andria Barrett, Public Relations & Communication Officer
Telephone: (416) 613 6206 Ext 5222