Follow Me Into Business® Gets Ready for Summer 2016
MAY 10

JMCAACC Membership Networking Meeting is scheduled for 5pm on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at Royal Reed's, 507 N. Royal.

MAY 15

Gospel songstress Vickie Winans will perform in Flo Roach's BLACK SOAP REMIX 1 stage play on Sunday, May 15th, 3pm  at the Memphis.Cannon Center.  For ticket information, visit



Follow Me Program

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POWER BREAKFAST presents local book authors

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What's New?




Follow Me into Business® Orientations will be held at 357 N. Royal.  Call 731-424-2030 fo more information. 

Orientation for this summer's Follow Me Into Business® Summer Jobs Program will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2016.   Two sessions are scheduled:  10am-12noon for ages 12-15 and 1-3pm for ages 16-18.   During spring break, dozens of students signed up for the JMCAACC youth development program which will run  June 2 through July 22, 2016.  ​ For more information, call 731.424.2030 or email

Known as Follow Me Into Business®, the chamber’s 15-year-old summer jobs training program for ages 12-18 will meet Thursdays and Fridays.   The program will offer a morning and an afternoon session.  During June, a four-week computer class will also be available for a limited number of students who were enrolled in the 2015 summer program.  Workshops, mentoring, shadowing as well as internships and paid summer jobs for ages 16-18 are part of the program. The Follow Me Into Business® program is free of charge.  

Students who complete all eight-weeks of the regular program will receive a $35 stipend (which includes a $5 membership in the youth chamber plus a membership card) and a family invitation to the closing Awards Banquet on July 21st.  A tour of government offices and major corporations also is included in the curriculum to give participants a chance to see the city and learn about civic services and major employers.

Donations to the Follow Me program or the African American Chamber are tax-deductible.

If you would like to contribute to the Stipend Fund, click on the "Donate" button.

Power Breakfast

  • Small Business Growth and Development

  • Youth Job Training

  • Economic and Community Development

  • Technical Assistance

  • Business Plan Review

  • Networking

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Helping Make Great Things Happen in West Tennessee