While this is impressive, within the walls of west suburban Cook County, it’s a little tougher to find black-owned businesses, let alone support them.
The West Suburban Chamber of Commerce & Industry, as part of its mission to serve the greater good of the community, knows this means for everyone in the community. We are committed to expanding the scope, inclusivity and exposure to and for black-owned businesses in our service area. Earlier this year, we formed the Diversity and Inclusion Committee and joined the US Chamber in its nationwide initiative regarding Equality of Opportunity. (Read more about that here.)
We plan to identify and support black business in this area and would like to offer opportunities to non-black owned businesses and organizations to partner with the black community.
Here are a few ways you can start:
- Learn the history of black-owned businesses.
- Understand the obstacles black business owners face today.
- Choose to change your habits as a consumer and fellow business owner.