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TAAACC Hosts Black Business Day at the Capitol – April 20, 2018 
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by: Rep. Gervin-Hawkins, Barbara

AUSTIN – The Texas Association of African American Chambers of Commerce (TAAACC) will host Black Business Day at the Capitol on Friday, April 20, 2018, at 9:00 AM. The event will harness the energy of business owners, chamber leaders, elected officials and the Black Press to develop a policy-setting agenda for the upcoming Texas legislature.

“This year we’ve invited The Texas Legislative Black Caucus, the Texas Association of Black City Council Members and the Texas Publishers Association (The Black Press) to join with chambers and business owners,” said TAAAC President Charles O’Neal. “Our goal is to lay the foundation for our Legislative Agenda for the 2019 Legislative Session. We have worked hard to increase understanding of the connection between legislative policy and economic growth, as well as how public policy determines the distribution of public resources.”

“More than 300 business owners attended last year,” said TAAACC Chairman Christopher Herring. “This year’s event will signal a new, broader base of commitment to make the Texas economy work for all businesses. It is critical that we harness the heightened awareness to encourage all of the state agencies, especially the departments that we have written agreements, to increase their overall utilization of Black-owned HUB businesses.” The day will begin with a welcome at the Texas African American History Memorial on the south lawn of the Capitol grounds at 9:00 AM prior to the opening ceremony in the Capitol Auditorium.

State Representative Barbara Gervin-Hawkins, House District 120, an active leader of the Texas Legislative Black Caucus has confirmed her attendance along with some members of the Texas Association of Black City Council Members and the Texas Publishers Association. “The Texas Capitol belongs to the people of Texas and it has a long history of hosting important meetings. I am proud to invite business owners, elected officials, and other interested people from across the state to Black Business Day at the Texas Capitol” said Representative Gervin-Hawkins. For more information and to register, visit

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