1.3 Mission

ACBC is committed to providing real technical business advice and assistance to all African and Caribbean entrepreneurs and others.

1.4 Vision

The vision of ACBC is to provide direct technical business advice and assistance to all African and Caribbean entrepreneurs and others.

1.5 Goals

The goals of the ACBC are to:

Train African and Caribbean entrepreneurs and others in the methods and techniques of business organization, trade and investment.

Provide trade and investment opportunities to all African and Caribbean entrepreneurs and others.

1.6 Objectives

The objective of the ACBC includes the following, to:

Improve trade and investments in the African and Caribbean communities, and others.

Instill in African and Caribbean entrepreneurs and others, a good sense of business concept, trade and investment; to help to foster a strong and lasting international trade relations between African and Caribbean countries and the state of Pennsylvania.

Promote business management, trade and investment between and among African and Caribbean entrepreneurs and others.

1.7 ACBC as a Charitable Corporation, and Primary Purpose.

ACBC is a Pennsylvania domestic not-for-profit corporation organized for charitable purposes within the meaning of section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended. All activities of the Corporation shall be undertaken without regard to race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, or marital status.

Its primary purpose includes the following, to:

(a) Formulate and propagate policies and viewpoints of African and Caribbean entrepreneurs on key business issues that affect them;

(b) Ensure adequate protection of the business interests of ACBC members;

(c) Promote trade and investments on behalf of the ACBC members;

(d) Influence the environment in which African and Caribbean entrepreneurs can operate and compete effectively and efficiently;

(e) Nurture their businesses and play a leading role in the development their communities. This includes training and education.

(f) Act as a conduit for information on emerging markets in countries of Africa and the Caribbean as well as vital information on local and U.S markets;

(g) Bridge the cultural divide between member countries and the larger community through education and mutual tolerance; and

(h) Engage the city, state and federal governments through partnership and advocacy to make available necessary infrastructures for the development and maintenance of viable African and Caribbean communities.

(i) Offer financial assistance to African and Caribbean communities

(j) Establish a Credit Union to serve our low income African and Caribbean communities.

(k) Any other legitimate objectives the Council chooses to pursue

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