Shreveport-Bossier African American Chamber

Signature events

The African-American Chamber hosts various networking opportunities, educational sessions, social gatherings, workshops, and award ceremonies.

Explore the list of our signature events below. Visit the Calendar of Events for our full list of events and activities.

Black Business Month (Feb.)

Features a series of engaging events and networking opportunities ranging from thought-provoking panel discussions, and informative workshops to cultural showcases and networking mixers designed to honor the rich legacy of African American entrepreneurship and leadership while fostering meaningful connections within the community. Join us throughout the month as we commemorate the achievements of Black trailblazers, empower aspiring entrepreneurs, and build bridges for collaboration and success..

Women's History Mixer (Mar.)

During Women's History Month we curate lineup of programming celebrating the invaluable contributions of black women in business and leadership roles. Our events showcase the achievements, resilience, and innovation of women entrepreneurs, executives, and professionals across diverse industries. We honor the past, present, and future of women's empowerment in entrepreneurship and beyond. Join us as we recognize the extraordinary accomplishments of women while fostering connections and support for continued success.

Quarterly Membership Meeting (April)

These meetings provide a vital platform for collaboration, education, and networking among our members. These gatherings serve as opportunities for members to stay informed about relevant industry trends, policy updates, and upcoming events. By convening regularly throughout the year, our quarterly membership meetings foster a sense of community, support, and collective empowerment among our diverse membership base.

Annual Meeting Gala & Small Business Awards (June)

At the highly anticipated Annual Meeting and Small Business Awards Gala, we bring together the region's most influential leaders, entrepreneurs, and advocates for an evening of celebration and recognition. This prestigious event serves as a platform to honor the outstanding achievements of small businesses and individuals who have demonstrated excellence, innovation, and resilience in their endeavors. Join us for an unforgettable evening of inspiration, networking, and celebration as we applaud the remarkable contributions of our small business champions.

Quarterly Membership Meeting (July)

These meetings provide a vital platform for collaboration, education, and networking among our members. These gatherings serve as opportunities for members to stay informed about relevant industry trends, policy updates, and upcoming events. By convening regularly throughout the year, our quarterly membership meetings foster a sense of community, support, and collective empowerment among our diverse membership base.

Black History Month (Aug.)

During Black Business Month we proudly commemorate the achievements and contributions of Black-owned businesses to our communities and economy. Throughout the month, we host a series of events and initiatives dedicated to celebrating, promoting, and supporting Black entrepreneurship. From networking mixers and workshops focused on business growth strategies to spotlighting success stories and providing resources for aspiring entrepreneurs, our programming aims to elevate black wealth and foster continued success throughout our community. Join us as we recognize the ingenuity, resilience, and economic impact of Black entrepreneurs, and work together to create opportunities for growth and prosperity within the Black business community.

Black Restaurant Week (Oct.)

Showcasing the culinary excellence and cultural richness of Black-owned restaurants in our community. Throughout this exciting week-long celebration, food enthusiasts and supporters of local businesses are invited to indulge in a diverse array of flavors, from soul food classics to contemporary fusion cuisines. In addition to savoring delectable dishes, participants can look forward to special promotions, themed events, and culinary experiences that highlight the creativity and innovation of Black chefs and restaurateurs.

Black Business Expo (Dec.)

This premier event provides a platform for networking, collaboration, and empowerment within the Black business community. Attendees can explore a diverse range of products and services, engage with expert speakers on topics such as financial literacy, marketing strategies, and business development, and connect with local resources and support networks. From interactive workshops and panel discussions to vendor exhibits and networking opportunities, the Black Business Expo offers a unique space to celebrate the innovation, resilience, and economic impact of Black entrepreneurship.

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