Introducing the Black Chamber of Commerce – The Troy Messenger

The launch of the Wiregrass Black Chamber of Commerce was announced at the Troy Sportsplex on Wednesday afternoon. The recently formed Wiregrass Black Chamber of Commerce comprises eight districts. Several members of other chambers were present at the ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Pike County Chamber of Commerce.

The eight-county Wiregrass Black Chamber of Commerce includes Pike, Barbour, Coffee, Dale, Covington, Houston, Henry and Geneva.

Ada Berry, chair of the chamber, said the Wiregrass Black Chamber of Commerce was not formed to be divisive

“The eight districts in the Wiregrass Black Chamber of Commerce are working together to bring about the necessary changes for the underserved businesses and nonprofits in our diverse communities,” said Berry. “It is our desire to work with all chambers and their community leaders. By working together, we can better serve and improve all of our communities.”

Jerry Mitchell, President and CEO of the Alabama State Black Chamber of Commerce, was present at the opening of the Wiregrass Black Chamber of Commerce.

“It’s an honor to be here and to be a part of this movement,” Mitchell said. “This is history in the making. Together we can build something very special.”

Mitchell said the purpose of the Wiregrass Black Chamber of Commerce is to get out into the communities where others don’t go and find out what the needs of the businesses are, what the needs of the nonprofits are, and how best to help them.

Showcasing the various companies and promoting them appropriately can help businesses and nonprofits grow and be sustainable, he said.

For more information, visit the Wiregrass Black Chamber of Commerce at: www.wiregrassbcc.org.

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