The Leading Voice for Black Business in the Greater Washington Area

About Us


The Greater Washington DC Black Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (“GWBCC”) was founded in 2017 by successful business owners Antwanye E. Ford (Enlightened, Inc.), Aimee D. Griffin, Esq. (The Griffin Firm, PLLC) and B. Doyle Mitchell, Jr. (Industrial Bank). The Chamber is committed to promoting black business growth in the District of Columbia by providing resources through advocacy, education and the facilitation of networking opportunities.


The GWBCC is a part of the national U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC) and combines the power of a resourced, national network with local expertise and connections. The GWBCC also recognizes the regional shared economic reality for Black business owners and is committed to working with partner Black Chambers in the local area to support and encourage opportunities.

Through membership, the Chamber invites individuals, churches, government organizations and other business entities whose commitment to the advancement and economic development in the Greater District of Columbia region is paramount.


Benefits of membership in the Greater Washington DC Black Chamber of Commerce include:

  • Advocacy on your behalf to local and regional political leaders as well as updates on . legislation that pertains to your business
  • Access to networking opportunities to meet potential business partners and resource providers
  • Business referrals from within the GWBCC network from members and stakeholders seeking Black-Owned service providers to engage
  • Periodic, consolidated communication from GWBCC regarding opportunities, events and information to keep you informed about actional ways to grow your business

To learn more about joining the chamber click here or contact us for more information.