Ward 5 Chamber of Commerce, President, Katherine Duncan is a founding member of the
International Council of Chambers
along with Jeanne Kim, Korean and Jing Espiritu of the Philippine Chambers of Commerce. ICCLV has been joined by the Vietnamese, Russian, Indian, Peruvian, Afghanistan, Colombian, Japanese, Hispanics and Swedish Chambers.
The Pan-African Council was created as a way to identify the Ward 5 Chamber of Commerce mission. "Every cultural group or country had an identity except us at Ward 5, so we had to coin an identity on the International stage," Duncan said.
The Pan-African Council is another vehicle to connect investment, travel, and business between the African continent and Las Vegas, Nevada.
North Las Vegas and the Historic West side have the best investment opportunities with a large number of certified "Opportunity Zone" designations from the US Treasury.
Centering on the African Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA), the Pan African Council is seeking ways to stimulate interest in African investment in the "Opportunity Zone" as well as opportunities to invest in African foreign trade.
"Part of the challenge with doing business with Africa is learning to let go of fear and resentment", said Katherine Duncan. "Americans have been severely mis-educated about the continent, its people and its history.
Ward 5 Chamber began meetings with Africans Cry to create a spirit of atonement.
To foster some reconciliation, healing, forgiveness, and repentance between Africans and African Americans, we met as Africans Unite. After atonement, the next natural step is economics!
Pan African Council is comprised of businesses seeking to do business with Africa as well as Africans seeking to do business in Las Vegas, Nevada. We also provide support to groups seeking to establish Chambers of Commerce. Our strategy is to identify the business owners and to create networks of Chambers representing each of Africa's 55 countries in Las Vegas.
Pan African Council
sends delegates to the International Council of Chambers as a way to network world trade opportunities.
The next meeting of the Pan African Council is November 29, 2019, North Las Vegas City Hall.
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December Holiday Mixer!
December 17th 2018