African-American Chamber awarded $150,000 for training, management and networking

The Greater Cincinnati African-American Chamber of Commerce is expanding its partnership with Ohio's minority business division to improve training, strategic management, networking and mentoring for minority businesses.  The state awarded the chamber a $150,000 grant to expand its support of the minority business community. Working with with the Ohio Department of Development’s Minority Business Enterprise Division, the Chamber will work to ensure minority businesses have access to the assistance needed to be productive and profitable.

 "Their partnership is critical to the development of direct and inclusive services that will broaden economic opportunities for Ohio’s minority business community,” says Ohio Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher, who also serves as the director of the Ohio Department of Development. The Greater Cincinnati African American Chamber of Commerce works to establish, cultivate, and strengthen consumer and business relationships; provide its members access to major corporate markets to increase business opportunities; and assist in developing strategic partnerships and alliances to strengthen and grow the business community.

Writer: David Holthaus
Source: Melissa Vince, Ohio Department of Development
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