We Support Oakland Businesses
OAACC was established in 2003. We are a private non-profit organization whose mission is to advance economic opportunity and strengthen Oakland’s Black business community.
We provide a number of services for our business associates and members including access to workshops, business development opportunities and advocacy. Members may also take advantage of business advising, notary and certificate of origin services
We are committed to helping you promote, sustain, and grow your business.
We envision an inclusive and thriving local business community that supports and values the contributions of its Black-owned businesses.
We sustain and grow businesses through technical assistance.
We increase members’ profitability by providing business development.
We Advocate on behalf of the business community and create sustainable jobs.
Dear New Member:
Welcome to the Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce.
In the coming year, we look forward to partnering with you to create a favorable business environment that supports small business development and closes the growing wealth gap in Oakland.
We are proud to walk alongside you as your “partner in prosperity.” We urge you to stay involved and create meaningful business relationships with other members.
Let’s thrive together!
Cathy D. Adams, President & CEO
Meet our amazing team.
We’re a talented group of individuals interested in advocating on behalf of Oakland Black Businesses
Director of Membership
Director of Community Engagement
Director of Technology
Web Design and Development
Our Ambassadors Program
Ambassadors perform a wide variety of duties in the Oakland African-American Chamber, but their main function is to help promote the Chamber, welcome new Members to the Chamber, and make Chamber events successful and enjoyable for everyone. In addition, Ambassadors facilitate member-to-member communication, support and encourage member engagement, and build the brand, knowledge, and familiarity of the Oakland African-American Chamber in the local business community and beyond.
The benefits of being an Oakland African-American Chamber of Commerce Ambassador is access to Chamber members, complimentary access to most Chamber events and networking opportunities, insight and perspective into the local Oakland business community, and a fun way to engage with local businesses. Become an ambassador Today!
Meet our leaders!