African American Chamber of Commerce moves to a new location, expands on-site services

On Wednesday, September 18, the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky African American Chamber of Commerce will move to its new location at 2030 Gilbert Avenue in Walnut Hills.

The building has four times the amount of space as the Chamber’s prior location, according to Eric Kearney, president, and is a prime spot as most of their clients are located within a 10-mile radius of downtown Cincinnati.

“The larger facility allows us to continue the excellent services we provide to our members,” he says. “We can now offer more on-site training and workshops as well as provide Wi-Fi and virtual office space for our members.”

Currently, the Chamber hosts 120 programs a year. “[This] allows us to do more programming, more seminars, and just offer better service to people,” he continues.

The old facility at 2945 Gilbert Avenue will still be in use as an entrepreneurial resource center for established and aspiring small business owners.

By expanding their office space and their resources, the Chamber continues its mission to establish, cultivate, and strengthen consumer and business relationships throughout Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

“Our new location puts us strategically closer to the downtown business district and in closer proximity to high tech businesses and the entrepreneurial core of the city,” says Kearney.

It will also include multiple meeting spaces spanning two levels of the facility, a larger space for group meetings (room naming rights are available), a kitchenette, and an outdoor patio.

“We’re bringing a lot of people to this part of Walnut Hills ... [with] the programming that we provide that helps people to start a business, or if you’ve already got a business, to grow your business or expand," says Kearney. "So it’s really been great so far.”

The public is invited to the grand opening, which will take place on Wednesday, September 18th from 4–6 p.m. at 2030 Gilbert Avenue in Walnut Hills. Those interested in naming a conference room can contact Kristi Clement Williams at 513-751-9900, ext. 117.

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Jessica Esemplare is the managing editor of Soapbox Cincinnati and a graduate of Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Shortly after completing her degree in magazine journalism, she began covering local and regional topics at The Cincinnati Herald and, later, as an editor at Ohio Magazine. Her writing has also been featured in U.S. News and World Report.