NBCC members (l-r) Atlanta business owner Ronni McBride, founders Kay DeBow and Harry Alford, Fulton County Commissioner Natalie Hall, and Maria Boynton

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National Black Chamber of Commerce Meeting in Atlanta

When talking black business, you have to include Atlanta

Maria Boynton
July 26, 2019 - 12:19 pm

The largest black business organization in the world is meeting in Atlanta this week. 

The National Black Chamber of Commerce, founded by husband and wife team Harry Alford and Kay DeBow Alford, is here Wednesday, July 24 through Saturday, July 27. It features entrepreneurs in the healthcare and entertainment industries, along with sessions on ports and trade, and internet, technology and privacy.

NBCC Entertainment panel Thursday (l-r) Radio host Sheriese Nicole, Attorney Kimberly Haynes, V103 Atlanta's Maria Boynton, Att. Bernie Lawrence-watkins, Att Precious Anderson, and Craig King with Rapplug
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It's the 27th conference of the NBCC. According to DeBow, "We weren't getting our fair share of contracts, and we wanted to even the playing field." Alford says communication is among the factors when it comes to businesses being successful, adding  "We can not be as successful as the mainstream until we understand economics and master it." 

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