Four Pillars of Service
The following are the cornerstone of our work. They represent issues that greatly impact the growth of Black-owned businesses in the Delmarva region and. consequently, form the foundation of our agenda.
The Delmarva Black Chamber of Commerce (DBCC) advocates for legislation and policies that promote small business growth, particularly policies that address the challenges of Black business owners. We understand the importance of maintaining a bipartisan approach to advocacy, and hence, collaborate with policymakers from all political affiliations to advocate for policies that best serve the interests of the Black community. We also advocate for policies that serve the best interest of black-owned firms in the private sector as well.
ACCESS TO CAPITAL
Capital access remains one of the most important factor limiting the establishment, expansion and growth of Black-owned businesses. The DBCC works with financial institutions to create avenues by which Black businesses can gain greater access to credit, capital and other financial instruments.
The DBCC is committed to helping Black business leaders achieve stellar performance and growth through entrepreneur business management training, education and resources.
At the DBCC, our goal is to level the playing field by helping members gain access to business opportunities in the private, public and nonprofit sectors. We accomplish this by educating members on contract opportunities, helping them increase their capacity to vie for larger contracts and offering resources and information that enhance Black business owners’ ability to complete.