Advocating. Inspiring. Advancing.

Expanding the economic footprint and advocating for Black and minority-owned business throughout New York’s Greater Capital Region.

Our Pillars

ABCC is dedicated to our members' growth and prosperity by providing access to our network of government and corporate relationships, business management training, customized technical assistance, and promotion of your business.

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Advocacy

We collaborate with many policymakers across all political affiliations to recalibrate systems that best serve the interest of Black and BIPOC communities.

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Capital Access

In partnership with financial institutions, we work to create avenues by which minority-owned businesses can gain the tools and education that advance greater access to many financial options.

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Contracting

We help members qualify for large-scale contracts, and to offer tools and resources that enhance Black and minority business owners' ability to compete.

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Entrepreneurs

Transition from ideation to the marketplace with support from ABCC's educational programs, professional development resources, and networking events.

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Opportunity Lives Upstream

The Albany Black Chamber of Commerce & Social Club is hyper focused on developing, promoting and growing Black and minority-owned businesses in New York’s Greater Capital Region.

ABCC provides innovative programs and opportunities in a shared space that allows members to gather, host events and participate in mentoring and educational programs to kickstart the development of businesses.

Our Supporters

We would like to thank our generous supporters and sponsors who have contributed to help us achieve our goals and bring our vision to life.

Become a Member

Membership with the Albany Black Chamber of Commerce earns you the advocacy and representation you have been looking for to take your business to the next level and move the needle on the Black economic agenda in the Capital Region.
Join us for our next Membership mixer for more information.

Juneteenth Block Party

Juneteenth Block Party

We extend our heartfelt thanks to all the sponsors, committee members, volunteers, attendees and vendors who made our Annual Juneteenth Block Party a resounding success! Your enthusiasm and support brought our community together to enjoy live entertainment, delicious food, cultural exhibits, and so much more.

We couldn’t have done it without you!

Featured Events

Membership Blueprint: Your Path To Membership Success

Want to learn more about membership benefits with The Albany Black Chamber of Commerce?

The Albany Black Chamber is excited to host our first Membership Mixer to foster connections, strengthen relationships, and expand our community. This event is designed to provide a dynamic platform for current and prospective members to network, collaborate, and explore our organization's diverse opportunities.

The Non-Traditional Route: From GED to Ph.D.

Markeia "MK" Robinson, CEO of MK Robinson International and Key Solutions Consulting, LLC, is a celebrated author, life and leadership coach. She specializes in developing leaders through tailored strategies and impactful events like masterclasses, workshops, and conferences.

MK's latest book, "The Non-Traditional Route: From GED to Ph.D.," chronicles her inspiring journey of overcoming obstacles and defying expectations to achieve academic and professional success. The memoir offers valuable insights and practical advice for anyone seeking to navigate their own unconventional paths. Through her story, MK emphasizes the importance of resilience, self-belief, and the transformative power of education and personal growth.

Recap VIdeos

On MLK Day, The Albany Black Chamber of Commerce & Social Club (ABCC) made history! Thanks to the support and generosity of Business for Good, ABCC is now housed in the historic University Club.
Kicking off Black History Month, ABCC cut the ribbon on our new home welcoming the Capital Region's business community.
ABCC hosted its first economic forum; The State of Our Economy: Where We Stand and What Could Be. Experts gathered for a fireside chat to discuss the current state and future prospects of the global economy.