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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.”

Board Chair
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
[Concordia University]
LTC, U.S. Army (Retired)

Director
Margaret Allen, D.D.S.
Dentist / Owner
Amazing Smiles, P.L.L.C.
“Smile and be Amazed”

Director
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

Director
Marylene D. Evans
CEO / Owner
T &M Healthcare Services, Inc.
“Professional Medical Services in the comfort of your Home.”

Director
Latrell Harris
Owner / Manager
Harris Carpet & Floors, LLC
[Sales, Installation and Cleaning]

Director
Jennifer Roy
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.

5. Green Business/Green Jobs Seminar – The Church at Bethel’s Family and BPBCC are hosting a "Creating a Sustainable Business" Seminar presentation by Carletta Waddler, CEO of Sustainable Training Services, LLC. out of Virginia Beach, VA. The seminar is being held, November 18, from 4-8 p.m. on The Church at Bethel’s Family Campus. There will also be a presentation by Randall Gilliland, principal of Sustainable Training Services, LLC on "Next Steps Green Collar Career Path."  Our target audience is small business contractors, minority contractors, people interested in starting businesses, retrofitters and weatherization specialists. To find out more information and sign up, contact Diane Tezeno at 713-373-2652 (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), or Leon Jenkins at 832-816-1953, (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). Call today – Seating is limited.  Seminar includes a dinner meal. Cost for Charter Members is $10.00; non-members $20.00.

6. BPBCC Chapters and Chamber Seminar - Local area Pastors interested in joining the BPBCC as chapter members are invited to attend an orientation seminar on November 18, 6-8 p.m. on The Church at Bethel’s Family campus. To find out more information and sign up, contact Diane Tezeno at 713-373-2652 (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), or Leon Jenkins at 832-816-1953, (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). Call today – Seating is limited.  Seminar includes a dinner meal. Cost for Charter Members is $10.00; non-members $20.00.