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OUR HISTORY

The African-American Chamber of Commerce of PA, NJ and DE (AACC) was formed in 1993 in response to the legal challenge by the contractor’s associations that African-Americans experienced discrimination in city contracting. Later, in 2004, the African-American Foundation was formed as a non-profit entity of the Chamber for the purpose of promoting the sound economic well being and empowerment of African-American owned businesses, the African-American business community, the AACC and the economic status of the African-American community through educational and other charitable means.

The AACC is the leading advocate for minority owned business in the Delaware Valley and Southeastern Pennsylvania. Its purpose is to enhance the growth and effectiveness of African-American owned businesses in the Delaware Valley, and thereby, to improve the economic conditions within the regional African-American community. It’s primary goal is to further the interests of businesses by responding to the needs of the business community and serving as an advocate for the purpose of increasing economic opportunities for the African-American community.

OUR MISSION

The African-American Chamber of Commerce of PA, NJ, and DE is a membership organization that serves businesses, non-profit organizations, individuals, and other agencies that are committed to supporting the economic empowerment and growth of African-American businesses located in southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and northern Delaware.

Michael Banks
Michael BanksPresident

Recently appointed to the position of President of the African-American Chamber of Commerce of PA, NJ, & DE, Michael Banks is poised to continue leading efforts to increase the Chamber’s presence in the community, while continuing to provide members with tools and resources to help grow their businesses.

AACC BOARD OF DIRECTORS

*Members of the Executive Board 

*Steven S. Bradley
*Steven S. BradleyChairman
President, Bradley and Bradley Associates
*Lowell Thomas
*Lowell ThomasVice Chair
Phila. Housing Development Corporation
*Justin Campbell
*Justin CampbellTreasurer
Comcast
*Dexter Hamilton
*Dexter HamiltonGeneral Counsel
Attorney, Cozen O’Connor
*Dimitria Davenport
*Dimitria DavenportSecretary
United Bank
*Vernice Lewis
*Vernice Lewis
PECO
*Michael B. Hill
*Michael B. Hill
Synterra Partners
Ron Dutton
Ron Dutton
Wells Fargo
Anita Conner
Anita Conner
Anita T. Conner & Associates, P.C
Richard Cottom
Richard Cottom
Sovereign Security, LLC
Ron Davis
Ron Davis
Parx Casino
Brian Edmonds
Brian Edmonds
Concordis Advisors
Tonya Harris
Tonya Harris
MACCS Health Services
Michael Horsey
Michael Horsey
Mitchell & Titus, LLC
Dr. Rosalind Lee
Dr. Rosalind Lee
Progressive Life Center
Karen Lewis
Karen Lewis
Drexel University
Ken Penn
Ken Penn
CPM Management Services
Chester Riddick
Chester Riddick
President & CEO, Alpha Enterprise Group
Kenn Scott
Kenn Scott
Gary Shepherd
Gary Shepherd
3rd Floor Media
Barry Williams
Barry Williams
Comcast
Omar Woodard
Omar Woodard
Adjunct Professor, Fox School of Business, Temple University
Glenn A. Brown
Glenn A. Brown
Real World Law, PC
Cedrick Rockamore
Cedrick Rockamore

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