September 1,  2016
New Member Spotlight!
Please help us welcome Meliss Nigro of YWCA in Aurora, Illinois. She is the Executive Director for the YWCA. The YWCA focuses on eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.  Melissa and her team are developing programs that reach out into the community, including after school programs, the Bullying Prevention Peace Program, Getting Ahead and Community Dialogues.


On behalf of the Chairwoman, Executive Director and the entire Board Of Directors, welcome to the Quad County African American Chamber of Commerce!
In Other News!
Gov. Bruce Rauner grants exclusive state contract bidding rights to minority business owners at Black Chamber of Commerce convention!

EAST PEORIA - Minority-owned businesses will have an exclusive opportunity to bid on a wide-ranging information technology contract with the state under a program that has been on the books but never before exercised in Illinois.

Gov. Bruce Rauner announced the state's first Sheltered Marketplace on Wednesday at the Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce's 11th annual convention at Par-A-Dice Hotel, citing the need for reform of the state's contract procurement process.

"We've got to streamline it, simplify it, and make sure that small businesses have the same opportunity as the big guys that are all lawyered up," Rauner said. "We've got to change it."

While many of those procurement processes are codified in state law and can only be changed with agreement from legislators, the creation of the first Sheltered Marketplace - where only businesses owned by women, minorities and people with disabilities can bid on a state contract - came about through an executive order signed last month.
The Quad County African American Chamber of Commerce is always looking for ways we can improve. We would love to hear from YOU! Please take a moment to complete a brief survey. We appreciate all of your feedback. 
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SAVE THE DATE - Upcoming Events

Please note: Some events require registration. Use the link under each event. 
Register today! Seats are filling up fast. The first 5 QCAACC members can attend for free using the code: HCQCAAC16. ( a $200 value)
 Why We Support the American Cancer Society

Saving lives from breast cancer starts  one team, one walker, and one dollar at a time. We know that the American Cancer Society is the leader in the fight to end breast cancer. We know that supporting them will ensure that if you need someone to talk to anytime of the day or night, they'll be there. If your friend is losing her hair from chemo, your mother needs a ride to treatment, or a loved one needs a place to stay when treatment is far from home, they will be there to help.Join us and together we will walk for a world without breast cancer.If you are unable to join our team, your  donation will directly help the American Cancer Society create a world with less breast cancer and more birthdays.

QCAACC - Women of Influence's goal is to raise $1,000 for our team donation. We thank you in advance for your support!
Quad County African American Chamber of Commerce

The Quad County African American Chamber of Commerce will provide leadership to enhance, promote, and empower positive business environments, and quality of businesses owned by African-Americans within the counties of Kane, Kendall, DuPage and Will.  The organization will provide business assistance in the development of solutions to local business problems presented by members.  Moreover, the organization will articulate positions, and, when appropriate, implement solutions to business/community problems.

Mission Statement:
The Quad County African American Chamber of Commerce provides leadership to enhance the business environment, and quality of life of businesses owned by African Americans.