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The Washington African American Chamber of Commerce Launches on August 20

 The Washington African American Chamber of Commerce (WAACOC) is launching in the western area of the city. The need for an organization to advocate, educate, and connect African American businesses to the available resources is long overdue. During National Black Business Month, the Chamber will launch on August 20, 2023 at Hotel Interurban with keynote speaker Frank Boykin from the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA).

“The WAACOC is committed to targeting African American businesses with the tools and resources they need to succeed in 2023 and beyond,” said Jenefeness Franke, President of the WAACOC western area. “We will advocate on their behalf, educate them about the business landscape, and connect them with potential clients and partners for sustainable growth.”

The WAACOC will offer a variety of programs and services to its members, including:

  • Networking opportunities

  • Educational workshops

  • Business consulting

  • Government relations advocacy

  • Marketing and promotional assistance

“We are excited to support the launch of the WAACOC and to help African American businesses in the western area of the city thrive,” said Frank Boykin, Director of Washington Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center. “We believe that by working together, we can make a significant impact on the economic development of our community.”

The WAACOC launch event will be held on August 20, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Hotel Interurban in Tukwila. The keynote speaker will be Frank Boykin, Director of the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA). This event is open to the community with a complementary RSVP here

To learn more about the WAACOC, please visit www.waacoc.com.

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