New at SPC GSVOTC: Alamo City Black Chamber of Commerce
A transformational business has joined the lineup of economic development service providers-in-residence at St. Philip's College’s newest real estate in the city's Denver Heights neighborhood, and separate Dec. 5 celebration and first seminar events to mark the occasion have both been completed by the new tenant.
The new tenant is the Alamo City Black Chamber of Commerce, formerly located at 126 Gonzales St. and now in residence in Suite 209 of the St. Philip's College Good Samaritan Veterans Outreach and Transition Center (GSVOTC) at 202 Connelly St. http://alamo.edu/spc/votc/.
As an innovative economic development education partner in the federal Promise Zone initiative to transform economic conditions in the service area immediately surrounding the college, the college may be the first if not one of the first in the nation to feature an economic development-focused chamber as a tenant.
In a November event announcement online http://communication.alamocitychamber.org/events/details/ribbon-cutting-and-open-house-904, the chamber welcomed all to register and join key community stakeholders and business groups for its complimentary ribbon-cutting and open house event Dec. 5 in the center.
According to a reported Nov. 27 chamber release announcing the chamber’s relocation and promoting the chamber’s first seminar in the center http://www.saobserver.com/single-post/2017/11/28/We-Are-Moving---Doing Business with the State of Texas---Dec. 5 at 10 a.m., “This move provides the Chamber with cohesive office suites, shared classroom/meeting space and an abundance of free parking… The Alamo City Black Chamber of Commerce discovered in talking to veterans in business and aspiring to be in business there is a lack of knowledge among veterans about starting a business, certifications and opportunities to work with tax supported agencies and private firms. The Chamber joins the US Small Business Administration, Goodwill Industries providing services at the GSVOTC to veterans and the population at large. The first free education seminar is “Doing Business with the State of Texas”, Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 10:00 AM.,” according to the chamber statement.
About The Alamo City Black Chamber of Commerce: The Alamo City Black Chamber of Commerce (the Chamber) was established in April 1938 to provide a conduit between the City of San Antonio, its agencies and other governmental entities to foster economic empowerment for businesses and individuals in the eastern quadrant of San Antonio. The Chamber’s emphasis was to be part of the economic activity, promote jobs, training and business referrals to businesses and organizations. Although times are different and the chamber has evolved our purpose is still connecting businesses to the community for a legacy of prosperity.