Our Vision

Our vision is to help position black owned businesses and strengthen their chances of greater opportunities in their chosen  industries. We are driven by the lack that plagues our community. It's our responsibility as a Chamber that represents the African American communities economic value to focus on more effective methods in order to counter the problems that hinder us. We need all hands on deck and all businesses involved. No one individual can do it alone, and it truly takes a village of like-minded people that shares the same business culture to create greater opportunities. Our core values are integrity, respect, and leadership. We are governed by these principles.

Our Mission

The Birmingham Metro Black Chamber of Commerce is a private nonprofit body serving cities and counties in the surrounding areas. The BMBCC is the only sanctioned central Alabama affiliate of the Alabama State Black Chamber of Commerce. Our objective is to assist in growing and maintaining a well-built, effective, and  incorporated business community. The mission of the BMBCC is to help empower, advance, and sustain our African Americans communities through entrepreneurship, education, and business development.

Board Members

Curtis Richardson

Mr. Curtis K. Richardson


Business Leader | Project Manager | Best-Selling Author


Anthony Underwood

Mr. Anthony Underwood

Vice Chair

Business Leader | Commercial Developer | Entrepreneur


Melva Tate

Ms. Melva Tate

Program Chair

Business Leader | Motivation Speaker | Best-Selling Author



Antonio Boswell

Mr. Antonio Boswell

Exclusive Photographer

Business Leader | Chief Editor | Radio Personality



Dee Edward

Mrs. Dee Edward

Marketing Co-Chair

Serial Entrepreneur | Motivational Speaker | Best-Selling Author



Crystal Neville

Mrs. Crystal Neville


Business Leader | Motivational Speaker | Civic Organizer



Keisa Sharp

Ms. Keisa Sharpe

Marketing Chair

Business Leader | Motivational Speaker | Author/Writer



Shawana Mack

Mrs. Shewana Mack

Event Chair

Business Leader | Serial Entrepreneur | Best-Selling Author



Cameron James

Mr. Cameron James


Business Leader | Developer | Real Estate Broker



DeAnna Brooks

Mrs. DeAnna Brooks


Businesswoman | Vision Team Developer