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    SCHOOL OF

    CHAMBERMANAGEMENTInuencing Economic Growth for Black Businesses Worldwide

    USBC

    For Chamber Leaders...For Entrepreneur

    ...For You!

    Tuesday, July 16 | Friday, July 19, 2013Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center

    3800 Reservoir Road, Washington, DC 20057

    Advocacy Day at the White House | Access to Capital Workshops | Business Matchmaking Expo | Chamber Growth Workshops

    w w w . u s b l a c k c h a m b e r . o r g

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    about black small businessesWe care because every small business that succeeds and grows provides jobs for

    individuals and stability for communities. Wells Fargo is proud to be a corporate

    sponsor of the USBC School of Chamber Management Conference.

    Do business with a bank that shares your values, and values you. Stop by your nearestWells Fargo location today or visit wellsfargo.com to learn more.

    2013 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. All rights reserved. Member FDIC. ECG-964650

    wellsfargo.com

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    U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. | 1156 15th Street NW, Suite 1100 | Washington, DC 20005

    202.552.2956 [p] | info@usblackchamber.org | www.usblackchamber.org

    On behalf of the U.S. Black Chambers Professional Development Committee, we invite you to join us forthe USBC School of Chamber Management. This is an exciting and highly enlightening professional devel-opment conference for minority chamber executives.

    The USBC School is a premier educational event, and your vehicle for building the skills needed to suc-cessfully manage and grow your chamber of commerce. This is the only event of its kind, and is one thatbrings together the best of chamber leadership, corporate partners and policy makers from across thecountry, all in one place, and at one time!

    This four-day event will provide you with unprecedented educational and networking opportunities, in-cluding a host of dynamic speakers at plenary sessions and workshops. Information will be shared onsuccessful approaches and strategies empowering your chamber to make national connections that will

    make the difference in the community in which you serve. Thanks to the commitment of our 100 pluschamber members, many more organizations are joining USBC. This has allowed these programs to reachsmall minority businesses across the country.

    On behalf of the USBC Board of Directors and USBC Professional Development Committee, we thank youfor your continued support and hope you enjoy your time in Washington, DC.

    In the Spirit of Success,

    Ron Busby Kerwin BrownPresident & CEO Chair, ProfessionalU.S. Black Chambers, Inc. Development Committee

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    MISSION STATEMENTThe U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC) provides committed, visionary leadership andadvocacy in the realization of economic empowerment. Through the creation ofresources and initiatives, we support African American Chambers of Commerce andbusiness organizations in their work of developing and growing Black enterprises.

    VISION STATEMENTUSBC is an association of over 100 self-sustaining, viable Black Chambers and smallbusiness associations nationwide whose collaboration with strategic partners increasesour capacity to serve.

    VALUE PROPOSITIONWe strive for excellence in our organizational operations by focusing on integrity,credibility, and adding value to our clients.

    Aubry Stone[Chairman]

    President & CEOCalifornia Black Chamber ofCommerceRancho Cordova, CA

    Ron Busby[President & CEO]

    USBCWashington, DC

    Kerwin V. Brown[Treasurer]

    President & CEOThe Greater Phoenix BlackChamber of Commerce

    Phoenix, AZ

    Aimee Grifn[Secretary & Legal Counsel]

    USBCWashington, DC

    Jim Wyatt[Parliamentarian]

    PresidentTexas Association of AfricanAmerican Chambers of CommerceAustin, TX

    Bill Diggs

    PresidentMiami Dade Chamber of

    CommerceMiami, FL

    Robin DouglasPresident, CEO, & FounderThe African AmericanChamber of Commerce,Westchester & RocklandCounties, Inc.Mount Vernon, NY

    Ken HarrisPresidentThe Michigan Black Chamber ofCommerceDetroit, MI

    Clay HammondDelmarva Black Chamber ofCommerceDover, DE

    Charles ONeal[Advocacy Chair]

    USBCAustin, TX

    Toya Powell[Governmental Affairs]

    USBCWashington, DC

    David Smith[Chamber Relations]

    USBCWashington, DC

    Traci DeShazor[Social Media]

    USBCWashington, DC

    Bridgett Gagne[Accountant]

    USBCWashington, DC

    HeatherMarie Holmes[Conference Coordinator | CreativeDirector]

    Alexandria Johnson Boone[Conference Coordinator | PublicRelations]

    Cherie Shepherd[ Business Development]

    Our Leadership

    Our National FootprintThe infrastructure of the USBC allows for a quick mobilization of messaging and support in all 50 states. National

    policy positions are nalized in our Washington, DC headquarters, and then ltered throughout the country by ve

    Regional Directors that ensure and support the delivery of messaging to our 115 Black Chambers and Business

    Associations. Our mobilization includes highly targeted communications from chamber leaders to local business,

    community leaders, elected ofcials and policy staff.

    We take pride in our ability to inuence policy by generating letters of support, calls, and face-to-face meetings with

    key decision makers at the local, state, and federal levels as it relates to Black and small businesses.

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    ADVOCACYThe USBC ghts for legislation thatpromotes small business growth,particularly policies that address thechallenges of Black business owners.We understand the importance ofmaintaining a bipartisan approach toadvocacy, and hence, collaborate withpolicy makers from all political aflia-tions to advocate for policies that bestserve the interest of the Black com-

    munity.

    ACCESS TO CAPITALCapital access remains the most im-portant factor limiting the establish-ment, expansion and growth of Black-owned businesses. The USBC workswith nancial institutions, particularlyBlack-owned institutions, to create av-enues by which Black businesses cangain greater access to credit, capitaland other nancial instruments.

    CONTRACTINGAt the USBC, our goal is to level theplaying eld by helping members gainaccess to business opportunities inprivate and public sectors. We ac-complish this by educating memberson contract opportunities, helpingthem increase their capacity to bid forlarge scale contracts, and offering re-sources and information that enhanceBlack owners ability to compete.

    ENTREPRENEUR TRAININGThe USBC is committed to helpingBlack business leaders achieve stellarperformance and growth through en-trepreneur and business managementtraining. Hence, we deliver qualityeducational opportunities and profes-sional development resources thathelp our members manage and growsuccessful businesses.

    CHAMBER DEVELOPMENTThe growth and development of Blackchambers of commerce is a core fo-cus of the USBC. As such, we lever-age our role as a national organiza-tion, provide technical assistance andleadership training to members cham-bers, assist with the establishment onew Black chambers, and facilitatethe sharing of best practices and in-dustry data among our members. To

    do this, we utilize a variety of mecha-nisms including, training, web-basedtools, peer networking, coaching, andinformation products. In addition, theUSBC School of Chamber Manage-ment offers a broad range of cours-es, from basic chamber managementcourses for individuals new to the pro-fession, to advanced level courses foexperienced chamber managers andexecutives.

    [Five Pillars of Service]The USBCs Five Pillars of Service are the cornerstone of our platform. They represent issues that greatly impact the

    growth of Black-owned businesses in America and consequently, form the foundation of the USBCs agenda

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    [School Syllabus]

    TUESDAY, JULY 16TH

    12:00pm -4:00pm On-Site Registration | Check-In | Exhibit Hall Opens | Board Meeting [closed meeting]

    5:00pm 6:00pm Welcome from the President

    6:00pm 8:00pm WELCOME RECEPTION

    8:00pm Exhibit Hall Closes

    WEDNESDAY, JULY 17TH [ for Chamber Leaders ]

    7:00am 8:30am Presidents Council Committee Meeting | Exhibit Hall Opens

    8:00am 8:30am Breakfast & School Orientation

    8:30am - 9:30am PLENARY SESSION 1: The Mobile Marketplace: The Power of the Dollar in

    Our HandsParticipants will learn the importance of utilizing smart phone applications.Expert panelists will give insights into the importance of having a mobile website, as well as howtodrivetrafctoyourbusinessthroughanapp.Additionally,learnhowtolocatethe

    nearest Black-owned business wherever you are.

    PRESENTED BY: Allison Remsen, Executive Director, Mobile Future; LaToya Collins-Jones,Territory Development Representative, Dell;Janine Hausif, CEO, Around the Way; EricHamilton, Chief Marketing Ofcer,Around the Way

    9:45am 10:45am Break Out Sessions

    11:00am - 12:00pm PLENARY SESSION 2:Get Plugged In! USBCHands-On Social Media Training

    Using the latest in DELL technology, join Traci in this interactive workshop tohelp you immediately get your chamber plugged in and connected to USBCand partners online.

    PRESENTED BY: Traci DeShazor, Social Media Coordinator, U.S. BlackChambers, Inc.

    12:00pm - 1:30pm LUNCHEON |KeynoteFEATURING: Dr. Dennis P. Kimbro,Author, Speaker, Educator &

    Business School Professor

    [EMERGING CHAMBERS]

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