Northwest Arkansas Regional Office
Black Community Development and Chamber of Commerce of Arkansas is proud to have some of the industry’s best. The Regional Directors are the heart of our organization, they are responsible for delivering BCDCCA programs, goals and objectives to the community. The success of BCDCCA rest on their shoulders. BCDCCA Regional Directors are commented to the improvement of the Black and African American citizen in the Great state of Arkansas.
Mr. Morece D. Ford,
BCDCCA Northwest Arkansas Regional Director
Morece D. Ford is the Founder/CEO of Prepmor Insurance Group, an independent insurance agency in Springdale, AR. He brings almost two decades of experience and earned certifications across the board in the insurance industry. His specialty is life and commercial insurance, connecting clients to solutions, and protecting what they love and value most. Prior to Prepmor Insurance, Morece was the archetype of “climbing the corporate ladder” where he earned his way from Customer Service Rep. to President of the company playing a major role in expanding the company from 11 offices in 3 states to 26 offices in 5 states.
He is the grandson of Andrew Jeffries who became one of the first black real estate brokers to own their own business and a brick and mortar, the Murphy-Jeffries Building, in the city of Little Rock in 1963. The Murphy-Jeffries Building was listed on the Arkansas Register of Historic Places on April 3, 2019. It was built around 1925 and is said to be one of very few still standing from that era. Also in 1963, attorney Christopher Columbus Mercer Jr. began working from an office space in the Murphy-Jeffries Building until 1994. Mercer, the third Black student accepted into the University of Arkansas School of Law, worked closely with Daisy Gatson Bates during the Central High School desegregation crisis of the “Little Rock Nine.” In 1970, Andrew Jeffries obtained his Bail Bond license and became Arkansas’ first black bail bondsman in the state.
Morece has followed in his grandfather’s, as well as his father’s footsteps, Milton D. Ford, by acquiring his bail bond license in 2018. When his father passed away in 2017, Morece inherited Milton D. Ford Bail Bond Inc. with his siblings and now has 4 agents. He is a member of the Arkansas Chapter of the National African American Insurance Association (NAAIA), The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), and a principal officer of Hill City Lodge # 347 of Fayetteville, AR. Graduating from Jacksonville High School in 1999, Morece went up the hill to attend the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR where he studied Industrial Engineering. He currently resides in Springdale, AR with his beautiful wife and 2 kids.
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Mr. Dayshawn Powell
BCDCCA Northwest Arkansas Regional Vice Director
Mr. Dayshawn Powell began his career as a small business owner and entrepreneur. In the years that followed, he was drawn to the financial industry and was inspired to create a boutique financial firm, Amp Financial Strategies, that specializes in helping people successfully transition into retirement. After years of not saving early in his career, Dayshawn has made it his personal mission to help others take action now, instead of putting it off until later.
Mr. Dayshawn and his wife call Rogers Arkansas home. They love spending time on Beaver Lake, cooking and ballroom dancing. He also enjoys playing in a recreational softball league and is an active member of the Rotary Club and Rogers-Lowell Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. David Wimbley
BCDCCA Northwest Arkansas Regional Coordinator
Mr. David Wimbley, a native of Wichita, Kansas, is a dedicated professional, devoted husband and loving father of two beautiful daughters. He currently resides in Bella Vista, Arkansas, and excels in his role as a Field Engineer with Nabholz Construction.
In addition to his career, David is actively involved in the community. He is a dedicated member and volunteer at Calvary Church in Bentonville Arkansas. He is a respected member of the Arkansas Officials Association for Football and Basketball, where he contributes his expertise and commitment to officiating these sports. Furthermore, he serves as an umpire for the Rogers Activity Center, upholding fairness and sportsmanship.
Outside of his professional and officiating responsibilities, David is an avid sports enthusiast. His hobbies include refereeing, honing his golf skills, and cherishing quality time spent with family and friends.
3329 W Sunset Ave. STE B
Springdale, AR 72762
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Black Community Development and Chamber of Commerce of Arkansas
Northwest Arkansas Regional Office
The Black Community Development and Chamber of Commerce of Arkansas,(BCDCCA), Northwest Arkansas Regional Office under the jurisdiction of the Black Community Development and Chamber of Commerce of Arkansas, (BCDCCA), follows BCDCCA By-Laws, Policies, Rules, and Regulations.
BCDCCA Northwest Arkansas Regional Office is dedicated to deploying, implementing, and managing BCDCCA strategic plan, programs, and activities, that support Entrepreneurship, Economic Empowerment, and Sustainability of the African American and Black Community in Northwest Arkansas.
BCDCCA Northwest Regional Office will be committed and focused on activities that will support the following BCDCCA planned goals for the African American and Black Community:
Increase Business Development, Entrepreneurship, and Growth
Provide access to Capital
Obtain Regional entities to provide funding and assist our programs.
Provide Education and Training for the following.
Obtain Certificates, to advance job skills and optimize employment opportunities
Provide Technical Support for documentation completions, (Grant Writing, Loan Application, etc.)
Assist the African American and Black Farmers
Director: The BCDCCA Regional Director reports to the BCDCCA president or their designated committee. The BCDCCA Regional Director follows the BCDCCA By-Laws, and all BCDCCA Rules and Regulations. All BCDCCA Regional Directors activities must be approved by the BCDCCA President or their designated committee. The BCDCCA and all other activities stipulated by the BCDCCA president or their designated committee.
Under the leadership of the Regional Director and Vice Director, we will establish the regional office by completing the following BCDCCA activities:
Staff Selections and Introduction of BCDCCA Northwest Arkansas Regional Office
Select the appropriate required staff. BCDCCA Regional Director has the options to appoint or not appoint the following positions. The Regional staff may be paid or unpaid depending on BCDCCA funds available. Some of the initial positions that may or may not need to be filled are:
Vice Director: Reports to the Director and performs the roles and responsibilities assigned to them by the Director.
Coordinator; Reports to the Vice Director or Director. Executes assigned specific projects. A Coordinator often is required to come to the Director or Vice Director when they have a question, rather than making an executive decision if they are not sure.
Assistant: Report to the Director and Vice Director, perform the tasks and activities assigned to them by the Director or Vice Director. The Director can have as many assistants as they may need.
Secretary: Reports to the Director and Vice Director, performs secretary activities
Ambassador: Reports to the Director and Vice Director, acts as a representative of BCDCCA for public events and assigned activities
2. Establish the Regional office address, mailing address, email address, phone number, and business cards and meeting
3. Introduce the Northwest Arkansas Regional office to the General Public covering.
Chamber of Commerce’s
Regional Legislative Representatives
Regional Corporations / Business
Regional Education Institutes
Regional Community Organizations
Promote Fund Raising and Membership Drive
Implementation of BCDCCA Programs
Implement the following BCDCCA Programs
1. Disadvantaged Small Business Consulting. Identify African American and black business and citizens who may have a
desire to start a business or need help growing their existing business. and Provide Education and Training for the
2. Identity Access to Capital. Identity Grants, loans, and monies available for African American and Black Communities
that would generate business and home ownership and make improvements to existing African American and Black
business and homes.
3. Technical Support: Assist in completing documentation, provide technical support and guidance to African American
and Black members for responding to RFPs, finding capital, marketing, contract negotiations and accessing
opportunities that would enable them to start a business, sustain, or expand their existing business, or purchase a home.
4. Develop Partnerships. Seek Partnership with Regional Corporations, Educational Institutes, Healthcare Organizations,
Municipalities, and Regional State and Federal Government agencies.
5. Employment Development. Promote BCDCCA Internship and Recruitment programs with Regional Corporations,
Educational Institutes, Healthcare, Municipalities, organization and Regional Government agencies for recruitment of
BCDCCA members, from the African American and Black community, of Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, and the
Southeast Arkansas Region for both full time employment and contractual opportunities.
6. Training and Education. Promote existing and develop new training and education programs and seminars to help
African American and Black businesses
Obtain Certificates, to advance job skills and optimize employment opportunities
Improve Community Service
7. Assist African American and Black Farmers
Work with the Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers Policy.
Work with the 2014 Farm Bill Policy.
Work with The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff’s Small Farm Program.
Work with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s.
Work with (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).
Other Regional Activities
Perform the following BCDCCA Activities
The BCDCCA Northwest Arkansas Regional Office working under the guidance of our corporate office, Black Community Development and Chamber of Commerce of Arkansas is looking forward to creating Generational Wealth, Growth and Prosperity for the African American and Black communities in the Northwest Arkansas Region of the Great State of Arkansas.
REGIONAL OFFICES POLICY
The Black Community Development and Chamber of Commerce of Arkansas, (BCDCCA) Regional Offices are under the jurisdiction of the Black Community Development and Chamber of Commerce of Arkansas organization. All BCDCCA Regional offices must follow all BCDCCA By-laws, Policies, Procedures, Standards and Guidelines. Failure to follow BCDCCA By-laws, Policies, Procedures, Standards and Guidelines can result in removable.
President/CEO: The President/CEO shall serve as the chief executive officer of the Board and shall implement Chamber policy as established by the Board of Directors. The President/CEO is responsible for all activities emulating from the National Office, the BCDCCA Board, implements, manages the Strategic Plan and the BCDCCA operations. The President/CEO shall make and submit to the Chamber such reports as the Chamber may prescribe relative to Chamber finances. The President shall have the free will to develop committees that report to the president, whose purpose is the management of certain BCDCCA operations.
Executive Vice-President: The Executive Vice-President at the guidance and management of the President/CEO manages the staff and operations of the Arkansas Black Chamber of Commerce and the operational implementation of the Strategic Plan. The Executive Vice-President can also manage the monies received and, in addition to the Executive Vice-President Finance, is a signor on Arkansas Black Chamber of Commerce accounts.
Director: The BCDCCA President or their designated committee, can appoint a BCDCCA Regional Director, Co-Regional Directors, Interim Regional Director, or co- Interim Regional Directors. The interim period will be decided by the BCDCCA president or their designated committee. The BCDCCA Regional Director reports to the BCDCCA president or their designated committee. The BCDCCA Regional Director follows the BCDCCA By-Laws, and all BCDCCA Rules and Regulations. All BCDCCA regional Directors activities must be approved by the BCDCCA President or their designated committee. The BCDCCQA Regional Director is responsible for implementing and managing BCDCCA programs and all other activities stipulated by the BCDCCA president or their designated committee. The BCDCCA Regional Director can be assigned to a region or a location.
The BCDCCA regional Director may be paid for their services, if funds are available. The Director can appoint individuals to assist them in performing their responsibilities, as volunteers. All BCDCCA Director hired- for pay staff must be approved by the BCDCCA president or their designated committee. All BCDCCA Volunteers and paid staff must follow the BCDCCA By-Laws, and all BC DCCA Rules and Regulations.
BCDCCA Regional Directors cannot enter any contract, agreement, financial arraignment without written approval by the BCDCCA President or their designated committee.
BCDCCA Regional Offices cannot receive donations without the written approval of BCDCCA President or their designated committee
BCDCCA Regional offices shall follow any goals identified by the BCDCCA President or their designated committee
The BCDCCA Director reports to the BCDCCA president or their designated committee on a scheduled basic.
The BCDCCA Director may use the following positions titles for appointments or hires;
Vice Director; Reports to the Director and performs the roles and responsibilities assigned to them by the Director. The BCDCCA Regional Director may have as many Vice-Directors was they need
Coordinator; Helps the Director or Vice Director, when needed and executes specific projects, or tasks. A coordinator often is required to come to the Director or Vice Director when he has a question, rather than making an executive decision if he is not sure.
Assistant; Report to the Director and Vice Director, perform the tasks and activities assigned to them by the Director or Vice Director. The Director can have as many Assistants as they may need.
Secretary; Reports to the Director and Vice Director, performs secretary activities
Ambassador; Reports to the Director and Vice Director, acts as a representative of BCDCCA for public events and assigned activities.
Annually, BCDCCA President or their designated committee will conduct annual BCDCCA Regional Directors meeting with the BCDCCA Regional Directors, to discuss the BCDCCA goals and objectives identified by the BCDCCA Board, and enforced by the BCDCCA President or their designated committee to the BCDCCA Regional Directors.
Quarterly or whenever required, BCDCCA President or their designated committee will conduct meeting with the BCDCCA Regional Directors to discuss all BCDCCA Regional Directors pertinent matters at that time.
Dress Code; All BCDCCA Board Members Sr. Advisor’s, Executive officers, Directors, Vice Directors, Staff, Volunteers, are expected to dress business casual at BCDCCA events , or follow specified Dress codes at special events.