Advocacy is about building stratgeic and sustainable relationships with those who have be elected to serve our community, and at the same time, holding them accountable. The Oklahoma City Black Chamber of Commerce is blessed to call many of our elected officials friends. From the city level of govenerance, to the congressional in Washington D.C., from democrat to republican, we believe in the power of access for small buisness and the community to be able to ask the questions that are important to them.
If we are going to have an incluisve metro, we have to hold those who chose to serve accountable, but if we are to hold them accountable, we have an obligation to get to know them and understand the issues. Only after fully knowing the situation and having the ability to provide solutions can we squarely place blame on those who have choosen to ignore us.
- Eran Harrill, BCC CEO
Congresswoman Kendra Horn Meets
with Small Business Owners on Tax and Trade
.Tax reform was a top subject that small business owners wanted to talk to Congresswoman Kendra Horn about. Taking time to meet with a few businesses in northeast Oklahoma City to listen to the needs, concerns, and successes, the congresswoman got to experience first hand the warmth of the eastside. Centennial Heath and Carican Flavors were among the businesses that Congresswoman Horn heard from as part of other town hall meetings around the city. See below for the full video of the townhall meeting at the OKC County Healh Dept.
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“It can be difficult to speak truth to power. Circumstances, however, have made doing so increasingly necessary.”
OKC Black Chamber Selected to Represent
State in National Work-Based Learning Academy
National Skills Coalition is pleased to announce the five state teams that have been selected to participate in our 2018-2019 Work-Based Learning Academy: Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Oklahoma, and Washington. Through the Academy, state teams will advance state policies to expand work-based learning opportunities for low-income communities. Teams will work together with faculty advisors and participate in peer-to-peer learning.
Work-based learning helps workers build new skills while earning a paycheck. Through work-based learning models like apprenticeship, the skills that workers build can translate into higher wages and industry-recognized credentials.
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