After more than 33 years in public service, I am transitioning to another phase of my life. Some call it retirement; however, I am calling it “another phase”. Please accept this as my means of saying “THANK YOU” for all you have done to contribute to the quality of life for our citizens. During my years in this position I have had the privilege of working with a number of … Read More
Remarks honoring Senator Clementa Pinckney from Bernard McIntyre, Esq., board chairman Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce I was blessed to meet Senator Clementa Pinckney some years ago. He was young and highly achieved, having been elected to the South Carolina General Assembly at age 23. What I found most remarkable about him was how relatable he was, that he could so caringly and effectively relate to all persons. He … Read More
It is no secret that enrollment rates for African Americans in colleges and universities continue to increase. The problem however, is the low percentage of attainment of a four-year college degree for these students. The USBC intends to do our part, and ensure that one of our core principles, Access to Capital, is not one of the barriers hindering the increasing number of graduates in our communities. This year we will launch the U.S. Black … Read More
The new Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce building will begin soon. Office space will be available, also a conference room, event space and a commercial kitchen. Contact us if you are interested in getting in on the ground floor…literally!