Please Welcome the First Church Black Chamber of Commerce: Bethel's Place Black Chamber!Please welcome the “maiden voyage” newsletter of our first Church Black Chamber of Commerce: Bethel’s Place Black Chamber of Commerce. Congratulations Church!!!!!
Board of Directors
“Your business is our business because
money never sleeps.”
Pastor Walter August, Jr.
Senior Pastor, The Church at Bethel's Family
President / CEO
Leon C. Jenkins
Co-founder, DYP, INC.
[Business & Family Solutions]
MBA, Oklahoma City University
Adjunct Business Professor
LTC, U.S. Army (Retired)
Margaret Allen, D.D.S.
Dentist / Owner
Amazing Smiles, P.L.L.C.
“Smile and be Amazed”
John C. Bland II
CEO / Chief Developer
Katapult Media, Inc.
[Software & Web Development Co.]
CTO for Ngame.TV
[Game-related Broadcasting Co.]
Co-author of 3 Web programming books
Marylene D. Evans
CEO / Owner
T &M Healthcare Services, Inc.
“Professional Medical Services in the comfort of your Home.”
Owner / Manager
Harris Carpet & Floors, LLC
[Sales, Installation and Cleaning]
Owner / CEO / Administrator
1. North American Hospice
2. Comprehensive Home Health
3. Direct Anchor Rehab
Bethel's Place Black Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
14442 Fonmeadow Drive, Houston, Texas 77035
713-729-0125, ext. 317 or bethelsplacebcc.org or bpbcc.org
Region 6 | NBCC
eBlast - November 5, 2010
1. Bethel's Place Black Chamber of Commerce (BPBCC) – We are officially open for business and have hit the ground running as the National Black Chamber of Commerce’s first of many Black Church Chamber of Commerce. BPBCC is primarily formed out of The Church at Bethel’s Family business owners and members.
2. Inaugural BPBCC Business Dinner – Following a very enlightening and highly productive visit by Harry Alford, Jr., National Black Chamber of Commerce President / CEO and other NBCC officials last week, BPBCC hosted its inaugural Chamber Business Dinner. As a newly formed Black Church Chamber of Commerce, BPBCC already has just over 200 businesses that have joined as “Charter” members or signed on as “Charter” member candidates.
3. Attendance at NBCC Fall Summit – Pastor August (Senior Pastor of The Church at Bethel’s Family) and Leon Jenkins (BPBCC President/CEO, and Chair of the NBCC Black Church Chamber of Commerce Program) are traveling to Los Angeles, CA for the NBCC Fall Summit, November 11 – 13, to present the Black Church Chamber of Commerce business model. The NBCC already has plans underway to replicate the model at qualifying churches throughout the nation.
4. From Vision to Reality – It's official. The closing documents were officially signed on Wednesday, November 3, giving the go ahead for construction of the $7.2 million dollar “Bethel’s Place” Community Development and Empowerment Center; a 56,000 sq. ft. 2-story building complex. The Center will consist of a double gymnasium multi-purpose “state-of-the-art” Conference / Banquet / Theater Hall; full-service commercial kitchen; Food Pantry and Clothing Bank; Coffee Shop; Bookstore; Pharmacy; Health Services Facility; Dental Facility; Business Suites; Community Services / Programming Agency; Office Suites; A/V equipped Conference rooms; Computer Training Facility; Library; Vocational / Technical Training School; and, Police work-station.