Delaware maybe the First State — however, it’s lagging in terms of business organizations geared towards the Black community.
It was this disconnect in the business community that motivated Ayanna Khan to create the DEBCC with the goal to pull Black business owners together to make sure these businesses are not left behind.
The DEBCC is dedicated to the business development and economic empowerment of the Delaware economy, particularly the African American communities throughout the State of Delaware, via entrepreneurship utilizing educational models, shared best practices, business resources and technical assistance.
Since Black consumers and businesses are often overlooked or marginalized, the DEBCC serves as a mechanism for communication, program creation and strategic implementation of resolutions that address the economic disparities of Delaware’s Black business enterprises.
DEBCC also has a focus on young people. The Chamber offers students memberships, training and development programs to help the Black youths perfect their skills. The DEBCC also helps connect students with internships through its membership base and other avenues of employments.
The Chamber remains a solid voice for the Black business community while continuously refocusing its efforts to meet the ever changing needs of its members.
It’s more than a business as usual membership organization. It’s the best friend and partner of its members, working exclusively on their behalf and providing the assistance and support they need. It strives to build productive relationships and make a positive impact with all of its members.