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San Antonio Chamber Grows Membership and Support for Minority Businesses

The Alamo City Chamber of Commerce prepares strategic event in effort to build interest and involvement within San Antonio's large minority entrepreneur community.

Chamber President, Chris Herring, poses with newly appointed Mayor Ivy Taylor
PRLog - Aug. 18, 2014 - SAN ANTONIO -- The Alamo City Chamber of Commerce (http://www.alamocitychamber.org/) is no stranger to San Antonio’s history.  The first Chamber in America launched by a woman, an African American woman named Euretta K. Fairchild is evolving from the San Antonio Black Chamber of Commerce but maintains the organizations’ mission, to address the business/entrepreneurial needs of the African-American community in San Antonio.

Now in its 76th year the Alamo City Chamber of Commerce is undergoing a fairly large renovation – more than just a name change, this #ChamberOnTheRise has become a significant influence in the business culture and economic matrix of San Antonio, Texas and surrounding areas.  The Alamo City Chamber of Commerce now serves more than the African-American community – as other minority groups, veterans and disabled persons and women groups have joined in membership and support.

Starting almost immediately after his mayoral appointment President/CEO Christopher Herring (http://www.bizjournals.com/sanantonio/blog/2014/01/new-al...) has worked closely with an esteemed board of directors to invite large local corporations to get involved as Chamber members.  And his hard work has definitely paid off, since 2011 the Alamo City Chamber of Commerce membership has increased more than 400%, with an 80% increase in Silver and Gold Partner members.

Most recently Herring and his teamed welcomed the City of San Antonio and Zachry Construction to its roster.

A relocation from the Hemisfair/Tower of Americas area will soon allow for the Chamber to branch out even further to a more captive audience of businesses looking to “move east” in efforts to reap incentives of the East Side Promise/EastPointe Community initiatives .

“Our new location in the Sunset Station area will give us more meeting space and conference rooms that will made available for our members as well as ample space for events” says Vice President of Communications, Evelyn Torres.

But don’t rule out the Chamber’s presence in the rest of the city.  In January 2015 the Alamo City Chamber of Commerce will host its 76th Annual Founder’s Gala & Silent Auction at the JW Marriott Hill Country Resort & Spa with a weekend-long itinerary that includes a Small Business Forum ad Expo.  The Founder’s Gala will also double as the kick-off marquee event for DreamWeek 2015.

Become a member today, visit AlamoCityChamber.org or call (210) 226-9055.

To sponsor the 76th Annual Founder’s Gala & Silent Auction call (210) 454-1636.

Christian Reed-Ogba, BethanyEastPR.com

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Source:Alamo City Chamber of Commerce
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