The Cen-Tex African American Chamber of Commerce has proudly served McLennan County since February 3, 2004, establishing a rich history in Central Texas. The Chamber serves as a non-profit association dedicated to improving the economic, education, and cultural opportunities of its membership and community.
As the increase in growth continues at a rapid pace in the Hispanic community, there is a prominent need for our organization to serve as a resource to connect and encourage prosperity for the central Texas Area. Governed by a board of directors of professional leaders, the CTHCC Membership is composed of local individuals, businesses, and various other local organizations who recognize the increasing value of cultural diversity to our economy. Chamber members and volunteers join to focus on promoting the economic, educational, and social development of the Business community in Waco and Central Texas.
“We are partnering with the Central Texas African-American, and Hispanic Chambers of Commerce, to bring emergency funds to minority owned businesses in and around Waco, Texas. The Covid-19 pandemic is disproportionately impacting communities of color and this extends to minority owned businesses as well. A portion of every shirt purchased during this campaign goes directly to the Cen-Tex Minority Business Equity Fund.”
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: The CBE manages the Cen-Tex MinorityBusiness Equity Fund, a program created by the Cen-Tex African AmericanChamber of Commerce and a Business Advisory Committee comprised of communitybusiness members and leaders. The purpose of the Fund Program is to provideshort-term, immediate aid/relief to local minority small business owners facingincome loss or rising expenses due to circumstances caused by naturaldisasters, illness, global pandemics, or any situation that disrupts theireconomic and social well-being. Any McLennan County based, minority owned smallbusiness with ten (10) employees or less is eligible to apply for assistance.Grants/loans may be awarded up to $2500 dependent on resources.