Gene Hale

Supervisor Holly Mitchell Inducts GLAAAC Board Of Directors

L.A. County Supervisor Holly Mitchell swore in the board of directors for the Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce and GLAAACC’S Education Fund and Foundation before an audience of business associates, colleagues and corporate sponsors on Jan. 17, at the City Club in downtown Los Angeles.

GLAAACC Celebrates Women In Technology

In celebration of Black women who have persevered and broke through the tech industry’s glass ceiling, the Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce hosted its 6th Annual Women in the C-Suite.  

Newsom Reaffirms Commitment to Broadband Access in South L.A.

Gene Hale, chairman of the Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce spoke to Gov. Gavin Newsom about changes to the plan to expand broadband access.  Newsom again affirmed his commitment to fund all planned middle-mile segments in these communities in his January budget proposal.

GLAAACC Ed Fund Awards Scholarships to College-Bound Seniors

Two years after schools reopened following the devastating Coronavirus pandemic, the graduation rate for high school seniors in Los Angeles is 87%.  The Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce Education Fund and Foundation honored 10 high school seniors who achieved that milestone at their 24th Annual Ed Fund Scholarship Reception.

Mayor Bass Headlines GLAAACC Economic Awards Dinner

Newly elected Mayor Karen Bass will deliver the keynote address at the 29th Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce Economic Awards Dinner on Thursday, March 30, at the JW Marriott LA Live, 900 West Olympic Boulevard in downtown Los Angeles.

GLAAAAC Honors Bakewell Family, Bradford at Economic Awards Dinner

The Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce (GLAAACC) will recognize the Bakewell family and State Senator Steven Bradford at its Annual Economic Awards Dinner on Thursday, May 19, at 5:30 p.m., at the JW Marriott LA Live, 900 West Olympic Boulevard in downtown Los Angeles.

GLAACC Partners With Corporations to Advance Black Businesses

For over 15 years, the Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce‘s (GLAACC) Business Evolution Program (BEP) has partnered with major corporations to provide entrepreneurs with the tools and resources they need to increase scale and achieve economic growth.

BUSINESS EVOLUTION PROGRAM PROVIDES A HAND UP

According to the Small Business Administration, 95% of the 2.6 million African American-owned business have no employees. And although African American solopreneurs and businesses with less than ten employees are more likely to face barriers such as access to capital and difficulty scaling their business, they make up one of the fastest growing business sectors in the country.

GLAAACC PRESENTS WOMEN IN THE C-SUITE

“What does it mean to have a seat at the table?” was the theme for The Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce’s virtual Women in the C – Suite conference on November 4.  Décor Interior Design Chief Executive Officer Ronda Jackson moderated the hour-long discussion that centered on the topics of what it takes to maintain a successful career, open doors for other women and propel the next generation of women leaders. Panelists included Sydney Kamlager, Assemblywoman, 54th District; Kim Carter, partner, Kelley Drye, LLP; Christine Keith, resident, Elite Auto Network; Tameka Raymond, founder, Cult De Jour; and Halleemah Nash, founder, Rosecrans Ventures.