The Minority Business Council of Jefferson City, although affiliated with the Chamber, will require numerous public and private sector partners in order to succeed. There will be no requirement that a participating company or nonprofit organization be a Chamber member. The Minority Business Council will be self-governed by its own membership, including the selection of leadership within the group and the establishment of programs to accomplish their mission.
Mission: is to help minority businesses grow and prosper.
Purpose: to help minority businesses certify, help to develop strategic plans, connect to available resources, educate to empower, and advocate for opportunities for them to grow and prosper.
The members of a Minority Business Council will ultimately establish its own priorities, but it’s anticipated that programming could include:
- Dynamic business educational sessions,
- Networking events and connections to resources,
- Access to capital and competitive funding opportunities, and
- Mentoring programs.
We want to thank the following Task Force members who helped us develop this concept: Stallone Watson, Crazy Fry’s; Spencer Hoogveld, Smart Move Property Management; Greg Butler, Butler Marketing Group; Richard Cross, Lincoln University/Author; Alicia Edwards, Building Community Bridges; Lauren Carter, SBDC at Lincoln University; Jose Ramos, J.C. Ramos - Nivel Up Services; Julie Allen, NAACP; and Gerardo Cornejo, Downtown Realty.