HOW YOUR DONATIONS ARE USED?
The Quad County African American Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to economically empowering and sustaining African-American communities through entrepreneurship and capitalistic activity that stimulate the economic growth of Black businesses. The QCAACC maintains a dialogue and partnership with the Greater Aurora Chamber of Commerce, Naperville Chamber of Commerce, and Aurora Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. The QAACC fills a void and is not a replacement for other Chambers.
$850 billion moves through black consumers’ hands each year, but 90% of that amount goes to businesses owned or controlled by non-blacks. In the black community, every dollar counts. Just investing some of those dollars into black-owned businesses not only keeps valuable service going, it also provides jobs and gives the surrounding community something to believe in. Businesses and homeownership help to instill pride and esteem in neighborhoods, and when the owners look like the people in the neighborhood, it goes a long way toward building a community.
The QCAACC provides:
- Educational seminars focused on growing and sustaining a small business.
- Support of women owned businesses.
- Access to capital resources needed for start-up and expansion.
- Scholarships and internships that support our youth.
NOW THAT’S SOMETHING WORTH INVESTING IN!
So Help Us Help Others by
“IF THERE IS NO STRUGGLE, THERE IS NO PROGRESS. THOSE WHO PROFESS TO FAVOR FREEDOM, YET DEPRECIATE AGITATION, ARE MEN WHO WANT CROPS WITHOUT PLOWING UP THE GROUND. THEY WANT RAIN WITHOUT THUNDER AND LIGHTNING. THEY WANT THE OCEAN WITHOUT THE AWFUL ROAR OF ITS MANY WATERS. THIS STRUGGLE MAY BE A MORAL ONE; OR IT MAY BE A PHYSICAL ONE; OR IT MAY BE BOTH MORAL AND PHYSICAL; BUT IT MUST BE A STRUGGLE. POWER CONCEDES NOTHING WITHOUT A DEMAND. IT NEVER AND NEVER WILL… MEN MAY NOT GET ALL THEY PAY FOR IN THIS WORLD; BUT THEY MUST CERTAINLY PAY FOR ALL THEY GET.”
(born a slave, died free!)