Business Development Institute (BDI)
The Business Development Institute (BDI) is an outstanding and valuable learning opportunity for AACC members to receive business training from recognized experts. Presented in partnership with the City of Cincinnati Department of Economic Development, the mission of BDI is to provide on-going training to help businesses adequately prepare for the growth of their company. With topics that range from learning how to market your business to learning about the minority business certification process, the AACC will develop and design training and education offerings that matter to start-ups and emerging businesses.
Also presented in partnership with the City of Cincinnati, ChamberNet is a series of themed networking events that promote professional development and business exchange. ChamberNet attracts an average of between 50-70 attendees, and features a keynote speaker. Members can exhibit their business to generate business leads and exposure. ChamberNet is also the place to build relationships with AACC member businesses that provide high quality products and services. Use the AACC to increase and diversify your company's supplier network. Our goal is to keep our members, sponsors, supporters and the community cognizant of emerging opportunities and the work that is being done on behalf of our business community.
The ChamberMoments program is designed to stimulate membership growth and increase awareness for our business members through a variety of advertising platforms. ChamberMoments allows business members to announce special offers, promote upcoming events, share helpful tips and more as it relates to the business member. Presented in partnership with the City of Cincinnati Department of Economic Development, the AACC is able to offer members discounted advertising opportunities on local Radio One stations, the Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky Shopper’s Guide, The Cincinnati Herald, and the AACC’s website and monthly e-newsletter.
Minority Business Assistance Center (MBAC)
Minority Business Assistance Centers (MBAC) provide a variety of business development services to new and existing business owners. Each Minority Business Assistance Center is staffed with certified business counselors that assist minority entrepreneurs with loan and bond packaging services, management, technical, financial and contract procurement assistance.
Minority Business Assistance Centers provide minority firms with the following services:
· Accounting assistance
· Business management counseling
· Completing federal, state and local certification applications
· Contract procurement assistance
· Estimating/Bidding assistance
· Identifying local resources
· Loan packaging assistance
· Marketing plan development
· Referrals to financial assistance programs