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About the Black Business Alliance of Chapel Hill-Carrboro

what is bba


  • To build relationships between and among local Black business leaders 
  • To strengthen and support local Black-owned businesses by connecting them to  resources, information, and customers 
  • To give a strong collective voice for Black business leaders 

Mission: "To convene, engage, and empower Black business owners and leaders to support the growth of a thriving Black business community." 

Customer Promise: 

  • The Black Business Alliance strengthens my business network; 
  • The Black Business Alliance improves my access to the resources I need to be successful; and 
  • The Black Business Alliance connects me to customers and clients

Membership: Black-business owners, Senior Black leadership of local employers, and retired Black business leaders 

Affiliated Businesses: Local Enterprises with Black ownership or local Black leadership                         

Geography: Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro Area 

Governance: 12-Member Leadership Council (seats are available)


 La-Tasha Best-Gaddy, Owner -Infinity Bridges 

Council Members

  Delores Bailey, Executive-Director, Empowerment, Inc 


George Battle, Vice Chancellor, Institutional Integrity and Risk Management – UNC Chapel Hill


  Donna BellCo-Owner, Congruence Counseling (former Chapel Hill Mayor Pro Tem)
  Barbara Jessie-Black, CEO, CommunityWorx


Anna Richards, Realtor, (Retired Boeing Executive and Former Chair, Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP)



Staff Support:  Aaron Nelson, President & CEO, The Chamber For a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro