Category: News

Jan 07
Celebrating The Life of Harry C. Alford Jr — Obituary

President/CEO and Co-Founder of the National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC), Harry C. Alford Jr., transitioned Monday, December 6, in Washington, DC. He was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Kay DeBow Alford, Vice President and Co-Founder of the National Black Chamber five months earlier.

Aug 22
Grand Ideas for Black Chamber

Ramadan Abdul-Azeez, the organization's newly elected president, is eager to increase membership and modernize the chamber's operations during the volunteer position's three-year term.

Mar 30
Black Chamber Welcomes All Firms

Looking for members to fulfill initiatives People who care about diversity and inclusion in Fort Wayne should not let the name of the Black Chamber of Commerce deter them from getting involved, the group’s new president told the Fort Wayne Rotary Club on Monday. Clifford Clarke, a former information technology director at Ivy Tech and […]

Mar 30
Closing The Racial Wage Gap In Fort Wayne

About 10 years ago, several black leaders in the Fort Wayne business community saw the need for a greater organization to help close the income and wealth gap, particularly for African Americans.

Mar 30
The Fort Wayne Black Chamber Of Commerce To Produce A New Black-owned Business Directory

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne's NBC) - The Fort Wayne Black Chamber of Commerce is producing a second directory of Black owned businesses and organizations in the area.

Sep 15
Mayor’s Breakfast Raises Funding For Deserving Students

UNCF (United Negro College Fund) Fort Wayne Leadership Council will host the annual Fort Wayne Mayor’s Breakfast

Jan 22
Fort Wayne Power Circle Celebrates Diversity & Inclusion

Demographic representation improved locally with the election of three African Americans, including two women, to the Fort Wayne City Council. But, participants in panel discussion at a Founders Spark Power Circle celebration said the city remains far from approaching what it could achieve by improving inclusiveness.

Oct 03
Northeast Indiana Organizations Launch Website Hub: FUSE NEI

A group of entrepreneur support organizations has launched a new platform to help businesses start and grow in northeast Indiana. The website,, was developed as a networking hub with the financial support of the Indiana Economic Development Corp., American Electric Power, Greater Fort Wayne Inc., the Knight Foundation and SEED Fort Wayne.

Sep 03
Southeast Side (Focused) Real Estate & Construction: Linda Golden and Legacy One, Inc.

As for the real estate, Linda Golden (Legacy One) does residential and commercial brokering. Closing on a residential sale usually within 30 days.

Jul 10
SPECIAL REPORT: How Minority Entrepreneurs Are Making South Calhoun Street The Place To Be

The Penta Center is home to a range of businesses, from Jay’s Essential Touch massage therapy to Capture Sports Agency, LLC to Miss Thelma Lou Russell, a well-known seamstress and owner of T-Lou Alterations.