Join Us At The April 2018 General Membership Meeting
Guest Speaker: Edward Veal
Edward has worked in libraries for over 20 years, and is currently serving as the Librarian Supervisor at the John and Judy Gay Library in McKinney, Texas. Through his career he has focused on teaching library staff and patrons to use ever expanding library technologies.
Join us at the John & Judy Gay Library in McKinney Texas as Edward showcases what online library tools are available for small businesses.
Congratulations to Our Newest Board Members and Executive Committee Members
Corey Kirkendoll is a 12 year entrepreneur and he has over 25 years of experience in the Information Services & Technology sector. He is the President & CEO of 5K Technical Services, a business committed to establishing solid IT solutions for SMB clients throughout the North Texas area.
Corey's success stems not only from his industry expertise and passion for technology, but also from his inherent ability to establish long-term customer relationships based on honesty, trust and dependability. Because of this, 5K Technical Services is a leader in Managed IT Services throughout North Texas.
Corey is also committed to helping small businesses in Collin County grow and is always available for a call or meeting to see what he and or the Chamber can do to support it's members.
Valerie Warrior is the President of VALKEN Enterprises, LLC; owner of Bliss Beauty Spalon (blissbeautyspalon.com) and Lux Lash & Brow Academy (www.luxlash.co). Valerie is a retired Accountant by profession and education. Valerie feels extremely bless and is very proud to be celebrating 11 years as an Entrepreneur in Collin County. Valerie joined CCBCC in August 2008 and has served in various leadership roles from Parliamentarian, Board Secretary, Community Public Relations Chair and Programs Director.It is Valerie's distinct pleasure to serve on the Board of Directors for the Collin County Black Chamber of Commerce. Valerie's mission is for all members to value their membership and to help new and existing businesses grow and prosper. CCBCC will continue to be proactive in developing programs and events that benefit membership growth and the prosperity of the minority business in Collin County. Continued growth can only be achieved by the membership staying actively involved to support all CCBCC programs and events!
Dr. Nakia Troutman
Dr. Nakia Troutman is currently a Senior Director of Admissions at The Chicago school of Professional Psychology at the Richardson campus. She has over 14 years' experience in higher education. She was employed with Career Education Corporation working for Colorado Technical University for over six years. During that time, she served as an admissions advisor, an academic advisor and as director of faculty operations.
Dr. Troutman has over 7 years of higher education teaching experience. She has also served as adjunct faculty at Colorado Technical University where she taught courses in Art Appreciation, Communications and Business courses.
Throughout her career Dr. Troutman has received numerous awards and recognition, including being inducted into the Oklahoma Trio Hall of Fame. In addition, she was selected as a McNair Scholar and McMahon Scholar at Cameron University. She received a certificate of completion for Project Management.
When it comes to family, Dr. Troutman is the eldest of four siblings. Dr. Troutman holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education, an Executive MBA from Colorado Technical University and a doctoral degree in Community College Leadership.
Dr. Troutman currently is a member of Toastmasters, where she holds the position of the VP of Public Relations. She also is a member of Plano and Richardson Chambers, National Association of Professional Women, National Texas Diversity Council, as well as, a member of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education.
Community/Public Relations Director
Rosalind (Roz) Booker is CEO of Arbrook Realty Group, LLC. - A full-service, certified M/WBEHUB/ real estate company in Allen, TX. Since 1996, Roz has been birthing dreams and building legacies in real estate. Roz is a passionate resource in connecting a wealth of opportunities for diverse classes and businesses to work together. She is a trusted advocate in the community and remains true to her heart-inspired convictions to inspire and empower others.
Roz is an Elite Board Member & Certified Delegate Spokeswoman of NAWRB, Women in the Housing & Real Estate Ecosystem; active member of Allen-Fairview Chamber of Commerce, is member on Board of Directors for Plano Community Home, Inc., and serves in coalitions supporting Veterans and Senior community.
In 2017, Roz received NAWRB's Roaring Thirty's The Innovator Leading Lady Award, which recognizes women innovating the way of conducting business and forging their own path as an entrepreneur. Roz hold a degree in BS/BMGT, and is a Texas licensed principal real estate broker. She is a contributing author, speaker, Women's Ministry Leader and a Worship Leader at River of Glory Church in Plano, TX. She loves to sing, have fun, travel, and enjoy tasty food.
or you may pay via check (payable to CCBCC) and mail to:
Black Chamber of Commerce
550 N CENTRAL EXPY
PO Box 3426
McKINNEY TX 75070-9998
Facts About Government Grants
BA does NOT provide grants for starting and expanding a business.
2017 Holiday Extravaganza
We held our annual Holiday Extravaganza on Saturday December 9, 2017.
Click here to see pictures from the event!