The mission of the Greater First CCCIT (pronounced First Seat) is to create opportunities for economic and social prosperity, transformation, and growth in our greater First Coast community and business core.
The Greater First CCCIT (pronounced First Seat) serves as the foundation for six pillars supporting and uplifting black owned businesses and their allies throughout North Florida and Southeast Georgia: Access to Capital, Access to Business Opportunities, Innovation and Investment, Global Trade, The Whole Entrepreneur Training and Development, and Job Creation.
Benefits as Big as Your Ambitions
The Greater First Coast Chamber of Commerce, Innovation and Trade is proud to be a vital part of our region’s success. The chamber plays an important role in both supporting local businesses and marketing North Florida and Southeast Georgia to residents, visitors, and potential businesses. While working with media partnerships, the chamber offers more affordable advertising, networking events, and sponsorships that help raise awareness in the community. We invite you to take a look at what we have to offer as a member and also extend an invitation to join the rapidly growing GFCCIT! Here are some of the membership benefits you’ll enjoy.
1225 W Beaver Street, Unit 117, Jacksonville, Florida 32204
The Greater First Coast Chamber of Commerce, Innovation and Trade is proud to be a vital part of our city’s success. The chamber plays an important role in both supporting local businesses and marketing North Florida and Southeast Georgia to residents, visitors, and potential businesses. While working with our partners, the chamber offers more affordable advertising, networking events, and sponsorships that help raise awareness in the community. We invite you to take a look at what we have to offer as a member and also extend an invitation to join the rapidly growing GFCCCIT! Here are some of the membership benefits you’ll enjoy.
Involvement & Participation
You can sponsor Leadership Development events along with other community activities. For more information email: [email protected]
Help develop personal and business relationships by committee events
Lunch & Learn
Educational and Network development luncheons held at various places in the local area.
Training & Development
Training is imperative for your business to flourish. Teaming up with our partners and Educational institutions, we offer the best training available for your business.
Business After Hours
Every month we offer a meet & greet so you and your business can grow within our community.
Exposure & Advertising
Your logo and business description will be listed and a website linked. Events, advertisements or specials can be listed on the Chamber calendar.
The Greater First Coast Chamber’s social networking is growing every week. The opportunity to reach customers is limitless. Promoting your event, sale or new logo via social media will draw customers to your business.
The Chamber’s weekly e-publication is filled with educational pieces, local events, job postings and important information relating to the Greater First Coast Chamber and Community.
Meet with other area businesses at our monthly Lunch & Learn and our Business after Hours events. These offer great opportunities for members to mingle and promote their business while learning about others. Bring your business cards!
Your chamber event will be sent to various Media outlets and newspapers advertising your event.
Ribbon Cutting / Open House
A ribbon cutting ceremony is offered to your business. The chamber also promotes your open house via social media and the Chamber calendar of events.
It is a vital part of being connected with the Chamber. Having your business listed with us, enables the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to get in contact with your business in case of an emergency. Best of all, the EOC will come and create an emergency plan for your business.
Flip The Sign Series
An event to promote and help with openings of businesses in the area.
Coffee with Corporate
Monthly events with company leadership of member companies and sponsors.
New Member Orientation
A recurring event on first Tuesdays of each month introducing members to the chamber.
Member on the Move
Celebrating our members and their successes.
Diversity and Inclusion Series
Join us monthly as we address ways to diversity with speakers and more.
Get alerts when grants are available for your business and more.
Black Business Owners
- Running a Business While Black Analyzing the Obstacles of Black Entrepreneurship (Goldman Sachs, 10.13.2020):
- Being Black in Corporate America: An Intersectional Exploration (Center for Talent Innovation, 2019)
- The Color of Money: Banking and Racial Inequality (2017) (with Slides)
- Annual Business Survey Release Provides Data on Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses (May 2020)
Black Women in Business
- Walkers Legacy (coming soon)
- Black Women Entrepreneurs: Past and Present Research
The Great First Coast Chamber is actively monitoring critical developments related to COVID-19. We are in daily contact with members, our board of directors, and leaders from all of the essential institutions of our community.
Please continue following this webpage as we will update it daily to serve our members, partners and community better.
If we can help you or your business in any way, please contact us.