U.S. Black Chambers, Inc.

The U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC) provides committed, visionary leadership, and advocacy in the realization of economic empowerment. Affectionately known as the “National Voice of Black Businesses," USBC is in the forefront in serving the needs of African American businesses through its chamber network, By Black certification, access to capital, contracting and training programs to ensure economic parity and opportunity in developing and growing Black enterprises.

https://usblackchambers.org

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The U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC) is thrilled to announce its National Conference and 15th Anniversary Celebration at the prestigious Waldorf Astoria, DC, from July 17th to July 20th, 2024. This event is a landmark occasion, marking 15 years of unparalleled commitment to fostering the growth and success of Black businesses. It represents a celebration of achievements and a strategic initiative designed to propel Black entrepreneurship to new heights of success and influence.


Don't miss this pivotal event in the world of Black entrepreneurship. Please celebrate with us, learn from the best, and connect with those who share your vision for success. With the insights and inspiration from the USBC National Conference & 15th Anniversary Celebration, take your business and community to the next level.


Book your hotel stay at the Waldorf Astoria for $329 a night.

Why Attend?

  1. Peer-to-Peer Learning: Engage in meaningful discussions with peers facing similar challenges and opportunities, sharing insights and experiences that can help grow your business or chamber.
  2. Access to Experts: Gain valuable knowledge from business leaders and innovators who will share their expertise on successful strategies and practices.
  3. Celebrate Black Entrepreneurship: Join us in honoring the significant contributions of Black businesses to the economy and society, and be part of the movement towards tremendous success and visibility.

Who Should Attend?

  1. Black Chamber Leaders: Enhance your chamber's impact and reach through specialized training and networking opportunities.
  2. Entrepreneurs: Whether you're just starting out or looking to expand, gain the insights and connections you need to elevate your business.
  3. Business Professionals: Anyone invested in the success and growth of Black businesses will find immense value in the sessions and networking opportunities.

Agenda

  • July 17, 2024

  • July 18, 2024

  • July 19, 2024

July 17, 2024

Main Stage Sessions

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
USBC President’s Address & Breakfast
Join us for the USBC President's Address and Breakfast, a cornerstone event of our conference. In this special session, Ron Busby Sr., President & CEO of the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc., will deliver his annual address.

As we celebrate the 15th anniversary of USBC, Mr. Busby will highlight the significant achievements and ongoing initiatives that continue to empower Black businesses across the nation.

This session offers a unique opportunity to reflect on our journey, recognize our successes, and look forward to future endeavors.

Don't miss this inspiring kickoff to our conference, accompanied by a delightful breakfast.
Ron Busby Sr. (President & CEO of U.S. Black Chambers, Inc.)
Charles O'Neal (Chairman - Board of Directors at U.S. Black Chambers, Inc.)
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
State of Black Business Presented by AT&T
Dive into the current landscape of Black entrepreneurship in this illuminating session presented by AT&T. Explore critical trends, challenges, and opportunities facing Black business owners today.

Industry experts and business leaders will provide valuable insights and data-driven analyses to paint a comprehensive picture of the state of Black business.

This session is crucial for anyone involved in or supportive of the Black business community, offering perspectives that will help shape strategies for growth and resilience in a rapidly evolving economic environment.

Join us to engage with thought leaders and gain actionable knowledge that can drive success in your ventures.
Ron Busby Sr. (President & CEO of U.S. Black Chambers, Inc.)
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Main Stage Session
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
The Phenomenology of Black Wealth Transfer: Innovative Tools for Building Black Dynasties
Join Dr. LaTanya White for a critical exploration of wealth creation and preservation in the Black community.

This session will address the complexities of transferring wealth among African American families and businesses, offering practical strategies for building sustainable and lasting financial legacies. Through an examination of recent financial tools and successful case studies, attendees will learn effective methods for wealth accumulation and management.

Ideal for entrepreneurs, business owners, and those committed to the economic empowerment of the Black community, this session provides essential insights into strategic wealth building and legacy planning.
LaTanya White, Ph.D., M.B.A (Founder & CEO of Concept Creative Group)
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Morning Break
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
Navigating the New Era of NIL and Business Opportunities
In this session, we'll delve into the dynamic intersection of Black entrepreneurship and the rapidly evolving landscape of Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) opportunities.

We'll explore how Black-owned businesses can leverage the emerging possibilities within NIL to drive growth, expand their reach, and create lasting impact.

Through insightful discussions and practical strategies, attendees will gain valuable insights on navigating the complexities of this new era, harnessing the power of NIL partnerships, and unlocking the full potential of their entrepreneurial endeavors.

Join us as we ignite a dialogue on the transformative potential of NIL for Black businesses and chart a course for success in the ever-changing business landscape.
12:45 PM - 1:15 PM
Main Stage Session
1:15 PM - 1:45 PM
Amazon Armchair Conversation
1:45 PM - 2:00 PM
Afternoon Break
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Building Black Entrepreneurship via Strategic Acquisitions Powered by JPMorgan Chase
Join us for a transformative session powered by JPMorgan Chase, focusing on the pivotal role of strategic acquisitions in enhancing Black entrepreneurship.

This discussion will delve into how acquiring existing businesses can serve as a powerful pathway for rapid growth and scalability within the Black business community. Expert panelists will share insights on identifying acquisition opportunities, navigating the buying process, and leveraging these investments for long-term success.

Whether you are a seasoned entrepreneur or a new business owner, this session will equip you with the knowledge and strategies to expand your business horizons through acquisitions.
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Voices at the Ballot: Understanding the Impact of the Black Vote in 2024
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Stage Session

Capital Solutions Workshops

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
JPMorgan Chase Access to Capital Workshop
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Navigating the M&A Landscape: Strategies for Building Wealth

Entrepreneurship Workshops

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Elevate Your Grassroots Advocacy: Building Capacity And Infrastructure For Lasting Impact
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
E-commerce Strategies to Thrive in the Digital Economy powered by Amazon
Step into the future of digital commerce with this comprehensive masterclass powered by Amazon. Discover cutting-edge e-commerce strategies to propel your business in the fast-paced online marketplace.

Amazon experts will guide participants through the essential tools and techniques for maximizing online sales, enhancing customer engagement, and optimizing digital operations.

This session will cover various topics, from leveraging big data and AI to personalize customer experiences to streamlining logistics for efficiency and scalability. Participants will also learn about emerging trends in digital marketing and how to harness them to stay ahead of the competition.

Ideal for entrepreneurs, small business owners, and anyone looking to excel in e-commerce, this masterclass will provide actionable insights and practical steps to thrive in today’s digital economy.

Join us to unlock the potential of e-commerce and drive your business forward with the power of Amazon.

Technology & Innovation Workshops

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Innovation at the Inflection Point: Applying the Black Experience to Wealth Transfer Strategies
We are at an inflection point. As the largest transfer of wealth in American history looms ahead, and American wealth becomes concentrated into fewer and fewer hands, organizations serving Black founders must implement more innovative tools to accelerate wealth transfer in these communities and families.

The truth is, our high-net-worth (HNW) and ultra high-net-worth (UHNW) counterparts are not focused on simply transferring financial wealth to the next generation—they are advocating, connecting, and celebrating the transfer of knowledge, access, relationships, and money in their families.

Now, armed with evidence-based frameworks that account for the Black experience, we can do the same. Join Dr. LaTanya White and USBC team to unpack the five forms of wealth that we can’t wait another 15 years to package, protect, and pass down in our families and communities.
LaTanya White, Ph.D., M.B.A (Founder & CEO of Concept Creative Group)
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Defend, Detect, Respond: Strategies for Proactive Cyber Security

Registration

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Registration & Guest Check-In

USBC Consult Corner

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
USBC & ByBlack Consult Corner
Explore the wealth of opportunities within the USBC ecosystem at our Consult Corner, a dedicated space for attendees to engage directly with USBC experts and corporate partners.

This interactive hub is designed for you to learn more about the extensive tools and resources available through USBC, including the benefits of ByBlack Certification.

Drop in to gain insights into how these offerings can bolster your business operations and expand your professional network. Our knowledgeable team will be on hand to answer your questions, provide personalized advice, and guide you through the certification process.

Additionally, you'll have the chance to meet and network with some of our esteemed USBC Corporate partners, discovering new possibilities for collaboration and support.

Whether you're a seasoned business owner, chamber leader, or just starting, the USBC & ByBlack Consult Corner is your gateway to a thriving community dedicated to advancing Black businesses.

Evening Experiences

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Welcome Reception

Lunch & Networking

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Lunch & Networking

Speakers

Ron Busby Sr. (President & CEO of U.S. Black Chambers, Inc.)

Ron Busby Sr.

President & CEO of U.S. Black Chambers, Inc.

Charles O'Neal (Chairman - Board of Directors at U.S. Black Chambers, Inc.)

Charles O'Neal

Chairman - Board of Directors at U.S. Black Chambers, Inc.

Justin Carter (SVP Regional Operations & Diversity Chair at PENN Entertainment, Inc)

Justin Carter

SVP Regional Operations & Diversity Chair at PENN Entertainment, Inc

Donald Cravins, Jr., Esq. (Head of Government Affairs and Outreach at Williams)

Donald Cravins, Jr., Esq.

Head of Government Affairs and Outreach at Williams

H. Beecher Hicks III (President & CEO of National Black MBA Association)

H. Beecher Hicks III

President & CEO of National Black MBA Association

Kameale C. Terry (CEO of ChargerHelp!)

Kameale C. Terry

CEO of ChargerHelp!

Adrienne Trimble (Vice President, Chief Diversity & Culture Officer at Sysco Corporation)

Adrienne Trimble

Vice President, Chief Diversity & Culture Officer at Sysco Corporation

LaTanya White, Ph.D., M.B.A (Founder & CEO of Concept Creative Group)

LaTanya White, Ph.D., M.B.A

Founder & CEO of Concept Creative Group

Sponsors and Partners

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USBC National Conference

Early Bird Price$450
Member Price$400
Public Price$550

Venue

Venue

Waldorf Astoria Washington DC
1100 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, District of Columbia

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For additional event or venue information, please send an email to info@usbcnetwork.com

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