Thank you for your interest in the Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce (GLAAACC). GLAAACC is comprised of a very pro-active group of individuals who are dedicated to improving economic opportunities in the business community. Together we represent a significant voice and as a group we make a positive difference. The activities of a chamber of commerce can vary, so GLAAACC like many chambers are contacted about membership, business services and opportunities, events or seeking a referral. Below is a list of the most common questions we receive.
What is a chamber of commerce?
A chamber of commerce is a professional business membership organization of the community. A Chamber advances the business climate and quality of life in a community through advocacy, networking and business development programs.
How is GLAAACC like other chambers of commerce?
There are many chambers of commerce operating locally, regionally, state and nationwide through the United States. Each of these chambers is operated separately, instead of as a chapter or franchise; however GLAAACC partners with local chambers and associations on various events and issues. GLAAACC is not a subsidiary of any other organization. Any association or partnership GLAAACC has to other organizations is a voluntary affiliation and does not extend to governance.
Why should I join GLAAACC?
GLAAACC is the premier African American business professional organization in Los Angeles County. Businesses join a chamber of commerce to not only increase the visibility of their business but to network with the Chamber’s broad membership base to further develop business opportunities.
How do I obtain a copy of the GLAAACC membership roster?
While the Chamber membership roster is exclusively for Chamber members, a short list of members who have chosen to make their information public on the Chamber website can be accessed by visiting www.glaaacc.org/directory.
How can I advertise with GLAAACC?
Advertising opportunities are available on GLAAACC.org and in the Chamber’s annual awards gala program book. For more information, visit www.glaaacc.org/advertise, www.glaaacc.org/programs/dinner or contact the Chamber at (323) 292-1297.
Where can I obtain a list of businesses in the L.A. area?
Visit one of our partners’, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce’s Chamber Store at www.lachamber.com to purchase the Southern California Business Directory. You may purchase a printed or electronic guide which includes contact information for more than 35,000 businesses.
How do I start a business in Los Angeles?
For more information, contact:
- SCORE (supported by the SBA), (213) 580-7592 or visit www.score.org
- Small Business Development Centers (S.B.D.C), (213) 674-2696 or visit www.lasbdcnet.org
- U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), (818) 552-3201 or visit www.sba.gov
- Vermont Slauson Business Development Corporation, (323) 753-2335 or visit www.vsedc.org
- For additional business resources visit www.glaaacc.org/resources
How do I register a business name?
For more information, contact the Los Angeles County Department of Registrar & Recorder at (562) 462-2177 or visit www.lavote.net
How do I obtain a business license in the City of Los Angeles
For more information, contact the Los Angeles City Finance Office at (213) 473-5901 or visit http://finance.lacity.org or the Los Angeles County Business Licenses Office at
(213) 974-2011 or visit http://ttc.lacounty.gov.
Where can I find free business assistance programs and economic research for Los Angeles?
For more information, contact the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation at (213) 236-4845 or visit www.laedc.org.
How do I file a complaint about a local business?
Contact the Better Business Bureau at (909) 825-7280 or visit www.bbb.org or the Los Angeles County Office of Consumer Affairs at (800) 952-5210 or visit www.dca.ca.gov.
Where can I find information on various cultural events in the Southern California region?