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Black Business Association of Memphis

Name: Black Business Association of Memphis
Address: 555 Beale Street
Memphis, TN
Telephone: 901-526-9300
Fax: 901-525-2357
Web Site: www.bbamemphis.org
Email: robyswilliams@hotmail.com
Days Open: Monday-Friday Hours Open: 8:30-5:00
Director: Roby Williams, President and CEO
Contact: Staff
Purpose: To promote the creation, expansion, and development of African-American owned businesses.
Eligibility: Active membership in BBA
Fee: Membership fee, $150.00; for seminar and workshop fees, check with the BBA.
  • Marketing and Public Relations: promote member businesses through trade shows, church expos, radio talk shows, and other special events. Collect and distribute requests for products and services to members. Maintain Public Relations Committee and Speaker's Bureau; provide information about local developments in member businesses to mass media and industry/trade journals.
  • Information Services: conduct studies to develop new methods and techniques; perform studies to improve products and services; interface with other databases for up-to-date information on small businesses; coordinate requests for bids and other procurement opportunities; provide directories of suppliers and buyers; publish legislative, technical and other bulletins as needed; publish membership directory and newsletter.
  • Technical Assistance Program: free consultation services for businesses; access to professional support organizations regarding business management; seminars and workshops presenting current and relevant business opportunities.
  • Education: sponsor short courses, clinics, seminars, workshops; provide AV training and training materials, tests and manuals for employee training; provide scholarships.
Publications: Membership Directory
Additional Information: Events: Monthly membership meetings; special luncheons and receptions; discounted booth space at the Black Business Association expositions; company members are eligible to compete in the annual BENNY (Black Economic Networking Now) awards.