Vincent B. Orange, Sr., President and CEO

Inner City Capital Connections Comes to the District
On February 28, 2017, President & CEO Vincent Orange and Vice President Margaret Singleton participated in the kickoff meeting for the Inner City Capital Connections Program (ICCC), scheduled to launch for the first time in the D.C. area in the Fall of 2017.  The launch of the program is a unique, multi-year partnership with The Catholic University's Tim and Steph Busch School of Business and Economics.  The DC Chamber is serving as a nominating partner to identify qualified entrepreneurs in Washington, D.C. for the ICCC program.    
ICCC is a national program that helps small businesses build capacity for sustainable growth in revenue, profitability and employment. Entrepreneurs participate in a comprehensive curriculum that combines targeted executive education with mentoring and matching them with potential capital sources and investors. 

For more information on the nomination process, visit

The nomination deadline is March 31, 2017. 

What are the general guidelines for the small business candidates?
  • Annual company revenues of at least $500,000 per year;
  • In operations for at least 2 years;
  • Readiness/commitment of the CEO; and
  • Geographic location inside the Capital Beltway.
More program details can be found here

What is your role as a nominating partner?  
  1. Simply identify small business candidates;
  2. Let them know you will be nominating them; and 
  3. Submit the company contact information to the team at ICCC. The team will conduct the interview and will make the final decision. 
The nomination form can be found here

Small businesses that meet the program criteria may apply directly without a nomination here.

The priority deadline for nominating small business candidates is March 31. It's time to reach out to your network of small businesses, share the good news about this proven, high-impact program, and get the ball rolling on the road to impact.

As DC Chamber member and alumnus Pedro Alfonso stated: ICCC was a "game changer" for his business! This tuition-free program is a unique mix of "rocket fuel" for small businesses with an appetite for growth.


I f you are a Chamber member who meets the criteria and would like to be 
considered for the program, please contact Margaret Singleton at  or 202-638-7336.

Contact: Janelle Morris, Vice President
Membership and Business Development
506 9th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004
Email: | Phone: (202) 347-7201

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