What’s New with the Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce (ILBCC)!

Since the Outbreak The ILBCC has been continuously working to keep people informed and reassured that we can continue to strive during this unprecedented time. The Chamber has been busy completing tasks, checking off goals, distributing important information, and striving to ensure that we are being of service in all ways possible even during this trying time.  During the initial…

Three Myths About Weight Loss

by Dr. Carla Hightower, MD, MBA If you have ever tried a fad diet, chances are the results were disappointing. You may be unaware of the misinformation and myths about weight loss preventing you from making good decisions. Here are 3 myths about weight loss that may help you make progress toward your goals. Myth #1: A Lack of Self-Discipline…


Happy Juneteenth 2020

by Shelbey Roberts Central Illinois (WMBD) – “Juneteenth” is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. June 19, 1865, marked the day that Major General Gordon Granger and Union soldiers came to Galveston, Texas to share that the war had ended and that the enslaved had been freed. The news came more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln…


Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce Joins Illinois Clean Air Now Coalition

Black business leaders push for clean transportation investment throughout Illinois, with a particular focus on minority areas. CHICAGO – The Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce, the largest voice of Black businesses in the state, announced today that it has joined Illinois Clean Air Now (ICAN), a coalition of clean energy, health and transportation stakeholders from Illinois and around the…

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Pritzker Creates New Tier of Punishment for Businesses Ignoring COVID-19 Order

Bars, restaurants and other businesses that open to customers in defiance of Illinois’ stay-at-home order now risk being charged with a misdemeanor. The new penalty level has been in effect since Friday afternoon when Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s administration quietly filed the emergency rule. While Pritzker’s executive order requires restaurants, salons and gyms to remain closed to on-site patrons due to COVID-19, the…

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More Funding to Help Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

As entrepreneurs and small business owners focus on how to pay expenses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Entrepreneurial advocates and Black Business Chambers are working to find solutions to help black business owners deal with the healthcare and economic crises affecting America. The Small Business Administration (SBA) announced funding for small business owners in March through the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response…

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Access to Capital for Minority Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses During the Crisis

On May 15, 2020, Larry Ivory, President and CEO of the Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce participate in the Access to Capital for Minority Entrepreneurs and Small Business During the Crisis Webinar Series. The series is hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Financial Department. Yolanda Daniel, Vice President Finance and Chief Procurement Office of the Federal Reserve Bank…

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