How can a Black BRAND membership impact your business:

 

Becoming a member of Black BRAND, Hampton Roads’ Regional Black Chamber of Commerce, is the best way to engage with new business prospects, get active in the larger Hampton Roads’ community, and learn about ways to improve your business model and access additional capital to continue scaling.

BB Opportunity

Through our strong relationships, we can provide procurement opportunities. We are affiliate members of the National Black Chamber of Commerce as well as US Black Chambers, Inc. which connects to both regional and national black business concerns. This access ensures you can connect to a wide variety of information to strengthen your business. Other relationships include: Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel Expansion Project, Sentara, the Minority Business Commission, the VB Minority Business Council, local Wind and Maritime Projects, Economic Development Authorities, Hampton Roads Community Foundation, as well as other agencies and large scale projects happening around the region.

Business Assistance

Our B-Force Accelerator program provides wraparound and virtual technical assistance as well as access to venture capital to ensure that your business plan is investable, your pitch deck is presentation ready, and your presentation skills are razor sharp. Our standalone workshops connect you with industry experts in topics ranging from how to write a winning proposal, how to transform your business to suit a virtual market, how to obtain business credit, and more.

Business Referrals & Media Opportunity

Inquiries directed to Black BRAND for products and services are referred to our members! This ensures your company’s growth within and outside of Black BRAND. Our app, website, social media groups, and radio show/podcast have each been developed to drive traffic to your business location.

Our Membership Levels

STUDENT

$50 Per Year (Payment Options Available)
  • Volunteer opportunities through complimentary event attendance and participation
  • Discounted rates during annual conferences including HRRealCON and Black Diamond Weekend
  • Members Only online access
  • Members Only discounts

NON-PROFIT

$200 Per Year (Payment Options Available)
  • Access to Weekly Events including Coffee Connect and Money Matters plus access to bi-monthly Social Saturday events
  • Monthly content and speakers exclusive for nonprofit development
    30-day feature on the BB New Members webpage
  • Business listing on BB Website and BB App (Android and Apple)
  • Strategy Session with Black BRAND President, Blair Durham
  • Black Wall Street Today Radio Show/Podcast Interview
  • Discounted rates during annual conferences including HRRealCON and Black Diamond Weekend
  • Members Only online access
  • Members Only discounts

SOLOPRENEUR/START-UP

0-3 Years in Business
$250 Per Year (Payment Options Available)
  • Monthly content and speakers exclusive for solopreneurs
  • Includes Nonprofit benefits
  • Complimentary Digital/In-Person Vending at 3 BB Events
  • Complimentary Quarter Page Ad in BDW Magazine

INTERMEDIATE/MEDIUM BUSINESS

3-5 Years in Business
$400 Per Year (Payment Options Available)
  • Monthly content and speakers exclusive for medium-sized businesses ready to scale
  • Includes Nonprofit benefits
  • Complimentary Digital/In-Person Vending at 5 BB Events
  • Complimentary Half Page Ad in BDW Magazine

ESTABLISHED/LARGE BUSINESS

5 Years or More
$600 Per Year (Payment Options Available)
  • Monthly content and speakers exclusive for established businesses
  • Includes Nonprofit benefits
  • Complimentary Digital/In-Person Vending at 7 BB Events
  • Complimentary Full Page Ad in BDW Magazine

Corporate Partnership