News Release: Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce
Tallahassee, FL– On Tuesday, December 17, 2013, the Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce (BBMC), a leading provider of grassroots business development in the North Florida region, celebrated a successful first year of service to the Big Bend region. The celebratory event took place at the Challenger Learning Center in downtown Tallahassee.
The evening's celebration brought together more than 100 attendees from various industries and public offices. The program included special awards to strong supporters of the organization such as Capital Regional Medical Center, named Outstanding Founding Corporate Sponsor and a video presentation which featured local business and community leaders. Attendees had a chance to hear from Dr. Jim Murdaugh, President of Tallahassee Community College, City Commissioner Andrew Gillum, small business owner Gina Kinchlow, of Kinchlow & Co. Small Business Consulting and many more as they congratulated and applauded the BBMC on its first year of accomplishments.
“We broke new ground when we established this organization just one year ago. As we move into our second year, we continue to support, organize and advocate on behalf of small businesses across this region” stated Sean Pittman, BBMC Founder and Chairman. He further stated "our members represent some of the most viable and growth oriented business enterprises in North Florida. We couldn't be more proud of the work that we have done and look forward to future growth and opportunities."
In its first year of existence, the Chamber has exceeded its membership goals by twenty five percent. As the organization enters its second year, it is invigorated by the show of support from local business entrepreneurs. The BBMC's first year success is highlighted by the more than $50,000 in corporate membership commitments from organizations such as the Tallahassee Democrat and ABC 27 presented at this year's reception to support the organizations 2014 agenda.
The BBMC is a regional business organization serving Leon, Gadsden, Franklin, Jefferson and Wakulla counties as the gateway to opportunity for business growth and development. For more information on the BBMC, please visit www.mybbmc.org.