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Our Mission

The Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce (VABCC) promotes economic prosperity and sustainability among black-owned businesses.

The mission of the VABCC is to build a sustainable business ecosystem that encourages growth, champions innovation, and facilitates opportunities for black businesses to thrive in Virginia.

The VABCC works in partnership with the Virginia Black Business Directory (VABBD), a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization whose mission is to increase small business growth while fostering an inclusive environment for all entrepreneurs to thrive.

Through leadership, advocacy, and a commitment to serving our members, we dedicate ourselves to the progression of business development, believing that overall wealth can be enhanced through sustained collaboration and shared success.

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Holiday Connections: Chamber Soiree

Join us at the highly anticipated Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce Holiday Event, a spectacular evening that marries business and pleasure. This event promises an unforgettable experience you don't want to miss.

The evening will commence with a warm welcome, setting the tone for a night of celebration, connection, and collaboration. Our attendees will have the unique opportunity to build meaningful relationships with some of Virginia's leading black business owners.

Trademark Basics

Presented by Mariessa Terrell of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Join us for a discussion about what all entrepreneurs, small businesses, and start-ups should know about trademarks. We’ll discuss what trademarks are, the benefits of federal trademark registration, and the basics of the registration process. We’ll also talk about why it’s so important for any new business to select a trademark that is both federally registrable and legally protectable. We’ll close out the discussion with a question-and-answer session and direct you to free resources from the USPTO.

Virginia Black Business Expo & Conference

The Virginia Black Business Expo & Conference is a multi-day event dedicated to providing business growth and exposure to minority-owned businesses from throughout Washington, DC., Maryland and Virginia (DMV) through shopping, networking opportunities, relationship building, live demonstrations and business education from local industry experts.

The Great Blacksby - Virginia Black Business Expo

The Great Blacksby

Celebrate the sensation of the era known for decadence and extravagant lifestyles at the Great Blacksby. The night will be filled with networking, music, dinner, an awards ceremony and laughter to kick off a weekend of black excellence.

Brunch with the Virginia Black Business Directory

Live R&B Brunch

A live band, delicious brunch, and a good time! Join us for a morning filled with delicious food, music and laughter.

Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors. Together we are stronger.

On behalf of the The Virginia Black Business Directory (VABBD) and the Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce, Thank You to our community partners for their support and contributions. Your generosity is humbly appreciated and will help to further our mission to promote community collaboration while also continuing to create networking initiatives that strive to build wealth for black business owners.

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