The mission of the Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Foundation 

is to help drive the economic growth of our State by empowering and sustaining the minority business community through the development of local minority chambers.

How we fulfill our mission

The LCCF supports minority chambers and statewide economic development by providing access to:

• expertise and incremental resources to leverage opportunities for Minority-owned business;

• encouragement and assistance in the start-up of new businesses;

• opportunities for expansion and growth of existing business and industry;

• participation in an aggressive business recruitment program;

• partnering relationships with communities for economic growth;

• expertise in the development of global opportunities for trade and inbound investments;

• cultivation of top regional economic development assets;

• business intelligence to support these efforts.

LED Senior Director John Matthews with LCCF's Kelisha Garrett & David St. Etienne

While LCCF currently represents approximately 900 members of minority chambers of commerce, we advocate for opportunity and growth for all 95,000+ African-American businesses across the state so that they and their 121,500+ employees will one day be able to fully participate in and contribute to the economy of Louisiana.

Member Chambers

 

African-American  Chamber of Commerce of Lake Charles (AACCLC)

Alexandria Regional Black Chamber of Commerce (ARBCC developing)

Baton Rouge Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce (BRMBCC)

Greater Southwest Louisiana Black Chamber of Commerce (GSLBCC)

Monroe Regional Minority Chamber of Commerce (MRMCC developing)

New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce (NORBCC)

Shreveport-Bossier African-American Chamber of Commerce (SBAACC)

 

 

 

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The LCCF is a member of the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc.

Leadership

 

President & CEO: David St. Etienne

Vice-President for Operations & Governmental Relations: Kelisha Garrett

Council of Chambers

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Darrin Dixon, M.B.A.

Shreveport-Bossier African-American Chamber of Commerce

 

Fitzgerald Darbone

African American Chamber of Commerce of Lake Charles

 

Stephen Bartley

Greater Southwest Louisiana Black Chamber of Commerce

Aaron Franklin

Baton Rouge Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce

 

Michelle Gobert

New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce

 

Dr. Margaret Montgomery Richard

New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce

 

Jenessa Nelson

Baton Rouge Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce

Kenya A. Roberson

Monroe Regional Minority Chamber of Commerce

 

Krista Pouncy-Dyson

New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce

Rick Saulsberry

Monroe Regional Minority Chamber of Commerce

Keneshelia Smith 

Alexandria Regional Black Chamber of Commerce 

 

Stanley Varner

Shreveport-Bossier African-American Chamber of Commerce

The Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc.

3901 MacArthur Blvd, Box 6012

New Orleans, LA 70114

 

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