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About Us

Our Mission

Springfield Black Chamber of Commerce (SBCC) inspires, develops, and promotes Black economic success in the Greater Springfield area.

Our Vision

Serving as a bridge for Black businesses and the Sangamon business community to obtain greater prosperity and influence within Central Illinois.

Our Community

What makes the Chamber effective? The strength of its members. Powered by the collective influence of local businesses and our strategic partners, the Chamber is uniquely positioned to capture opportunity and advance a business agenda. Member-driven programs, initiatives and policies create a platform for business connections, professional development and community involvement.

Our History

Founded in 2004, the Springfield Black Chamber of Commerce (SBCC), a registered 501c3, committed to the economic empowerment of minority communities throughout Sangamon County by providing opportunities for minority business owners and professionals to network and develop an awareness of business products and services. SBCC is a minority business development organization with a mission to economically empower and sustain minority-owned businesses and entrepreneurial activity in Central Illinois communities through advocacy, training, resource development, and public and private partnerships.

Our Values

SBCC exists to deliver the capital to our members, the Black and Sangamon County Business Community. Our three principle value areas include:

  • Political Capital: Advocacy and Civic Engagement
  • Business Capital: Business Education and Training
  • Social Capital: Networking and Business Connections
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