Black Community Development and Chamber of Commerce of Arkansas
All BCDCCA Members must follow and accept the BCDCCA Members Statement
BCDCCA Member Statement
The purpose of the Chamber shall be to enable, and inform the African American communities’ capitalism and establish access to capitalization, and thru capitalization create generational wealth, and increase African American businesses, and home ownerships, and provide various mediums of communication to educate our message and perform charitable purposes to achieve our goal. The Black Community Development and Chamber of Commerce of Arkansas shall achieve this goal, with technical support, procurement processes, networking, and distribution of information to Black owned businesses as the African American community. The main vehicle of disseminating information concerning this purpose is through the Black Community Development and Chamber of Commerce of Arkansas website, various medium of communication, informative pamphlets and the African American community, through electronic communication and mass marketing. Each step and task is directed by our Strategic, Tactical, and Operational plans. The Black Community Development and Chamber of Commerce of Arkansas is nonprofit, and shall operate exclusively and abides by the rules And meaning of Section 501 (c)(6) and 501(c)(3) ez of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future Federal tax code
The Black Community development and Chamber of Commerce of Arkansas is not organized and shall not be operated for the private gain of any person. The property of the corporation is irrevocably dedicated to enable, and inform the African American communities’ capitalism and establish access to capitalization, and provide various mediums of communication to educate our message and perform charitable purposes to achieve our goal. No part of the assets, receipts, or net earnings of the corporation shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to any individual. The corporation may, however, pay reasonable compensation for services rendered, and make other payments and distributions consistent with these Articles.
BCDCCA members must follow the following BCDCCA Code of Ethnical Guidelines
Respect the opinions of fellow BCDCCA members and support the actions of the BCDCCA board and Officers.
Be a positive representative for the association, even outside of BCDCCA activities
Make it a priority to attend at all BCDCCA meetings
Display courteous conduct with staff, speakers, and fellow BCDCCA members
Be prepared for each BCDCCA meeting by reading all background materials
Adhere to the highest standards of ethical and professional behavior.
Measure the effectiveness of our programs in contributing to or achieving organizational goals.
Comply with the law.
Work consistent with the values of the profession.
Strive to achieve the highest levels of service, performance and social responsibility.
Advocate openly and within the established forums for debate in order to influence decision-making and results.
Follow conflict-of-interest and confidentiality policies.
Accept as a personal duty the responsibility to keep up-to-date on emerging issues and to conduct ourselves with professional competence, fairness, impartiality, efficiency, and effectiveness.
Serve with respect, concern, courtesy, and responsiveness in carrying out the organization’s mission.
Demonstrate the highest standards of personal integrity, truthfulness, honesty, and fortitude in all our activities in order to inspire confidence and trust in our activities.
Strive for personal and professional excellence and encourage the professional developments of others.
Keeps the community informed about issues affecting it.
Code of Conduct
DUTY OF CARE
Black Community Development and Chamber of Commerce of Arkansas members owes the duty to exercise reasonable care when he or she makes a decision as a steward of the organization.
DUTY OF LOYALTY
Black Community Development and Chamber of Commerce of Arkansas members can never use information obtained as a member for personal gain, but must act in the best interests of the organization.
DUTY OF OBEDIENCE
Black Community Development and Chamber of Commerce of Arkansas members must and will obey the law and the organization’s internal rules and regulations, and never speak negatively about the Black Community Development and Chamber of Commerce of Arkansas members it’s personnel and board members
Any person, association, educational institution, corporation, partnership or estate having an interest in the objectives of the organization shall be eligible to apply for membership.
The levels of membership are:
Individual – A citizen wishing to join the National Office as a member -
Non-Profit Association – A nonprofit, association wishing to have direct membership with the Arkansas Black Chamber of Commerce -
$25 No employees
$75 1-4 Employees
$250 5-25 employees
$750 25-50 Employees
$2,500 Non-National Nonprofit (50+ employees)
$4,000 National Nonprofit (50+ employees)
Student Chapter - An organization of students at a designated college or university wishing to have direct membership with the National Office under the NBCC Student Chapter umbrella. -
Educational Institution- A place where people of different ages gain an education including preschools, childcare, primary-elementary schools, secondary-high schools, and universities wishing to direct membership with the Arkansas Black Chamber of Commerce –
Government Agency (Federal, State, County, Local Municipality) -
Business - A business of any type wishing to join the Arkansas Black Chamber of Commerce, Donation based on annual sales:
$0 – Under $2 million -$500 or pay a larger amount if so desired.
$2 million – Under $4 million -$1,000 or pay a larger amount if so desired.
$4 million – Under $10 million -$2,500 or pay a larger amount if so desired.
More than $10 million -$5,000 or pay a larger amount if so desired.
Presidents’ Club – A special membership for businesses seeking specific attention from the Arkansas Black Chamber of Commerce. - $10,000.00
Major Corporation – A business with over $100 million in sales seeking direct membership with the Arkansas Black Chamber of Commerce.- $20,000.00
Membership Applications will be reviewed in a timely manner. After the review process, Applicants will be notified via email about their status and payment request for Membership fees will be attached.