The Nashville Black Chamber of Commerce is the membership of choice for African-American businesses.
We are the preeminent resource for African-American businesses in the Nashville area to connect, learn, grow, and prosper.
Our mission is to empower and encourage prosperity for Nashville’s African-American businesses by connecting businesses and business professionals with worthwhile partnerships that lead to economic advancement; developing businesses that are successful, sustainable, and scalable; providing businesses with economic opportunities that allow them to create jobs and wealth; and leading on policy initiatives that cultivate an economic environment for businesses to thrive.
When you join the Nashville Black Chamber of Commerce, you become instantly connected to a powerful group of businesses and business professionals who are serious about ensuring Nashville is a great place for everyone to call home.
Susan Vanderbilt is the chair of the Nashville Black Chamber of Commerce's Board of Directors.
Carolyn Waller is the president for the Nashville Black Chamber of Commerce.
DeWayne Scott is the vice chair of the Nashville Black Chamber of Commerce's Board of Directors.
"The Nashville Black Chamber of Commerce is an organization that was built to serve members, partners, and minority business leaders; at Mixtroz we not only hear this promise but our business feels it. In the age of the startups, partnership is key and as the business has grown and evolved so has our partnership with the Chamber community. From amplifying our voice with accolades like 'Rising Star' and 'Business of the Year' to becoming a PAYING customer of Mixtroz organizations like the NBCOC set the bar for its peers on both the local and National scale."
"Our business - Mitech Partners - continues to benefit from Leads, referrals, new clients and introductions as a result of our consistent engagement with the Nashville Black Chamber. It’s clear that any local business can grow through the NBCC’s efforts in the business community."
"The Nashville Black Chamber of Commerce has been an excellent resource for networking with professionals around the Nashville community. Through their events, members can get information about opportunities in the city; you can meet people working in the same or similar profession, and be apart of their invaluable workshops and seminars to help your business become more successful. Another great thing about the NBCC is the connections and the lifelong friendships made. The Project DReam Community Initiative and I are so grateful to have the encouragement and support of the NBCC."
"As a recipient of the 2015 Small Business of the Year award, it was an honor to be recognized by the Nashville Black Chamber of Commerce. Through the tireless efforts of leadership, the Chamber continues to identify minority small business owners who strive to make a difference in the communities in which we serve. The Nashville Black Chamber of Commerce challenges small businesses to think globally as we scale to the next level. The NBCC never hesitates to introduce key corporate leaders of Fortune 500s who become an integral part of conversations that may ultimately lead to successful entries into critical supply chains."
"The Nashville Black Chamber of Commerce supports my business and has helped me create a Network of companies that is allowing me to expand my business opportunities. As a Member and a 2018 Rising Star, I take great pride in our relationship and I will continue to be engaged for years to come!"
"I’ve worked with the Black Chamber of Commerce for more than three years, and I’m continually moved by its ability to connect and educate business owners while promoting a heart of service. Their networking opportunities opened the door to my company’s involvement in the 2019 NFL Draft — an experience that boosted my clientele while shining a light on our community. I’d encourage anyone interested in learning more about Nashville and minority-led programs, to get involved with the NBCC."
By connecting you with the right networks, getting you the very best in business and leadership education, keeping you up to date on business trends and current affairs, and advocating for business-friendly policies at City Hall and the state Capitol, we’re here to help you become even more successful.