Texarkana 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. Johnny Riley Jr.
BCDCCA Temporary Acting Texarkana Regional Director
Johnny Riley Jr. (www.JohnnyRileyJr.com ) is a native of Louisiana. He is the chief executive officer and President of the J Riley Consulting Group LLC (www.jrcg.us ), based in Texas with locations in Arkansas, Louisiana, Australia, Nigeria, Kenya and several other African Countries.
J Riley Consulting Group LLC is a multinational consulting firm focused on leadership, business and community development and marketplace ministry.
Archbishop Riley is the Senior Pastor of Mt. Orange Baptist Church located in Texarkana, Texas. He received the Presidential Lifetime achievement award from President Barack Obama. He is President and CEO of Bridging the GAPS of the United States of America (www.btgofusa.com) an international non-profit group focused on leadership development and marketplace ministry. He is the chairman of the board of Bridging the Gaps of Arkansas (https://btgarkansas.org/ ), a non-profit focused on community development at every level.
He is a graduated of Grambling State University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and The Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta Georgia. He is the author of several books, and which are all available on Amazon.com. He also has several certificates and is certified by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation as an Operation JumpStart facilitator – a 36 hours in person entrepreneurship training program.
Before the recent pandemic, he spoke in conferences annually all over the world. The locations he has spoken in are Johannesburg, South Africa; Abuja, Nigeria, West Africa; Honduras; Mexico; and Australia. He was selected by the organization founded by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to speak at the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington in Washington DC.
Johnny Riley has served as Director of the Office of Workforce Development. He has also served as Deputy Director - Emerging Workforce of the Louisiana Workforce Commission (formerly the Louisiana Department of Labor) as an appointee of the State of Louisiana current Governor Bobby Jindal. As director, he oversaw all workforce development programs of LWC, including a statewide network of 63 Business and Career Solutions Centers, worker training and apprenticeship, Veterans, Louisiana Rehabilitation Services, Community Service Block Grants, Community Development Block Grants and Rapid Response. He managed an annual budget of $150 million dollars.
He is the former Director of Community Affairs for the City of Monroe. As the Director of Community Affairs, he oversaw the operations of the Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zoo, three municipal Golf Courses, seven Recreational Centers, seventeen community parks, The Masur Museum of Art and the Monroe Civic Center Complex. He managed an annual budget of $10 million dollars.
He was employed with State Farm Insurance for 14 years. While working at State Farm Insurance Companies he held the following positions: Assistant Manager of the Education and Development Department, Manager of State Farm International Services Car Finance Program Coordinator, Co-Chairperson of the Mid-South Diversity Council, and an Accounting Supervisor.
He served on several State of Louisiana boards: Children’s Cabinet Advisory Board, Louisiana Council on the Provision of Governmental Services to Latin Americans, and The Inmate & Workforce Advisory Council. He is an active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated Eta Delta Lambda Chapter in Monroe, Louisiana.
In the past he has served on several committees such as Northeast Louisiana Children’s Coalition, Boy Scouts of America Louisiana Purchase Council - Vice President, and President of Monroe Homeownership Board of Directors. Grambling State National Alumni Association- former president, Novice House – Advisory board, United Way of Northeast Louisiana – Board of Directors, State Farm Activities Association – Board of Directors, Sickle Cell Anemia Board of Directors – Advisory member, and Toastmaster International – Past President, Board of Directors of Domestic Violence Prevention of Texarkana – Treasurer.
He currently services on the
Board of Directors of Genesis PrimeCare Incorporation
President and CEO of Bridging the GAPS of Arkansas
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Black Community Development and Chamber of Commerce of Arkansas
Texarkana Regional Office
The Black Community Development and Chamber of Commerce of Arkansas, (BCDCCA), Texarkana 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 Texarkana 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 Texarkana Arkansas Miller County and the Southwest border of the State of Arkansas
BCDCCA has selected Texarkana, Arkansas to be the first regional office location. Based on demographics, and regional requirements. BCDCCA Texarkana 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 current Interim Director, Johnny Riley Jr., he will establish the regional office by completing the following BCDCCA activities:
Staff Selections and Introduction of BCDCCA Texarkana 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 Pine Bluff 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 Texarkana 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 Texarkana Arkansas Miller County and the Southwest border of the 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.