African American Advisory Committee (AAAC)

The African American Advisory Committee (AAAC) serves as the liaison between the region’s growing African American business community and the Flint & Genesee Chamber. AAAC members partner with the Chamber to support the advancement and development of African American businesses. Collectively, we are committed to identifying vital resources for business owners, supporting economic development, and fostering strong community partnerships.

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AAAC Monthly Meet Up

Join the Conversation the Third Friday of Each Month

Please join the AAAC the third Friday of each month for an informational and networking meeting. Locations may vary each month and a virtual option will be offered when possible. Visit the Events Calendar for upcoming meeting dates, locations, and to register.

Events Calendar

Flint & Genesee Business Bridge

Build Greater Connections for Your Business

The Flint & Genesee Business Bridge is an online directory of minority-owned small businesses in Genesee County. Listing your business on the Business Bridge connects you with other minority-owned businesses in the area, as well as larger local organizations and community members seeking to do business with minority-owned businesses. The Business Bridge also allows you to bid on non-government contracts and engage with other businesses through networking events and trainings.

Listing your business on the Business Bridge is free and a great way to grow your connections.

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Our Goal

The goal of the AAAC is to collaborate and support the Chamber with ideas and initiatives that foster the development and growth of underrepresented business enterprises such as African American-owned businesses.

Our Approach

The AAAC is actively engaged in identifying resources to reduce barriers facing African American businesses using the following three pillar approach:

Economic Development

Technical Assistance

Community Partnerships

Access to Capital/Loans

Business Grants

Customer Connections

Leasing of Space

Business Setup

Business Resources


Financial Coaching

Minority Owned Business Certifications



Community Development/Collaboration

Personal Well-being

Create & Identify Key Networking Opportunities

Official Committee Sponsor

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