Frequently Asked Questions

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

For more information, contact:

  • SCORE (supported by the SBA), (213) 580-7592 or visit
  • Small Business Development Centers (S.B.D.C), (213) 674-2696 or visit
  • U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), (818) 552-3201 or visit
  • Vermont Slauson Business Development Corporation, (323) 753-2335 or visit

For additional business resources, visit the Educational Institute page.

For more information, contact the Los Angeles County Department of Registrar & Recorder at (562) 462-2177 or visit

For more information, contact the Los Angeles County Business Licenses Office at (213) 974-2011 or visit

For more information, contact the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation at (213) 236-4845 or visit

Contact the Better Business Bureau at (909) 825-7280 or visit or the Los Angeles County Office of Consumer Affairs at (800) 952-5210 or visit

Contact the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs at (213) 202-5500 or visit or the Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau at (800) 366-6116 or visit