Patrick Miles http://michiganradio.org en New Black Chamber of Commerce forms in Grand Rapids http://michiganradio.org/post/new-black-chamber-commerce-forms-grand-rapids <p>New chambers of commerce are starting to form in cities across Michigan to support African-American business leaders. <a href="http://www.michiganblackchamber.com/">The Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce </a>is working to charter local black chambers in several cities. The group wants to empower African-American business leaders to overcome unique challenges, like historically bad access to capital.</p><p>Leaders of the newly-formed <a href="http://grandrapidsblackchamber.com/">Grand Rapids Black Chamber of Commerce </a>are hoping to empower African-American business owners.</p> Thu, 01 Sep 2011 23:00:00 +0000 Lindsey Smith 4006 at http://michiganradio.org