About Us

The TAACC was initially formed in response to several questions:

  • Who in the greater Toledo area consistently and systemically advocating on behalf of African American owned businesses in a coordinated way?
  • What organization(s) focuses on providing programming, and networking opportunities for African American owned businesses and challenges African American owned businesses to do better so they can achieve long term success?
  • Who is attempting to educate our Community on the importance of supporting African American owned businesses?

    The answer to these questions was a resounding “no one does it all.”

The TAACC was formed to address these issues and fill a leadership void in the minority business community.

Our Vision

The Toledo African American Chamber of Commerce operates at the intersection of business, economic development, and public policy, and thrives to realize the 4 key objectives:  B2B Engagement, Advocacy, Education, Development and Training, and Industry Promotion

Board of Directors

Roy Hodge

Jay Black

Vice President

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Larry Sykes

Arthur Jones