JACKSON MADISON COUNTY
AFRICAN AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
At 15th Annual Jewel Awards on Feb. 26th at Oman Arena, President Duane Cherry (right) presents longtime chamber president and co-founder Clarence Boone (left) with the President's Award for 17 years of leadership and service to the African American Chamber.
President: Duane Cherry
Vice-President: Shemika Harris, Ed.D
Secretary: Nell Huntspon
Treasurer: Grady Carter
Charles Adams Katie Brantley
Camille Jacox Garey Jenkins
Executive Director: Florence Howard
Office Manager: Mary Cunningham
The Jackson Madison County African American Chamber of Commerce (JMCAACC) was founded in 1999 as the African American Business Coalition for the purpose of assisting in the growth and development of member businesses. Now, 16 years later, we have expanded our focus and our membership.
Our members are 51%-owned and operated small businesses as well as corporations, churches, students and non-business supporters who support the economic development of Black-owned businesses. .
A native of Jackson and a graduate of Jackson Central Merry High School, Lane Man Duane Cherry received Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1982 In addition to serving as JMCAACC president, he is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator and an Assisted Living Administrator. He is currently the Administrator/Executive Director of Mission Convalescent Home, Health & Rehabilitation Center in Jackson TN. Under his leadership the facility has become one of the top 100 rated facilities in America and one of the top 10 in the State of Tennessee. Mr. Cherry keeps busy in his everyday life, he is also the owner of Nursing Angels LLC. and D&D Healthcare an in-home non-medical care company and is a preferred provider of services with offices in Tennessee and North Carolina.
He has been married to the love of his life for 28 years, Mrs. Angela Delores Cherry, a native of Jackson. They are the proud parents of three children. Tavares is an Environmental Engineer in Jackson. Avril is a teacher and coach in Raleigh NC. Chris a professional comedian living Nashville, TN. Mr. and Mrs. Cherry have seven grandchildren. The oldest granddaughter is currently a freshman at Lane College.
He also currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the Jackson Transit Authority and Vice Chairman of the Madison County Solid Waste.
Annual JEWEL Awards
West Tennessee Business Showcase
Follow Me Into Business
Follow Me Celebrity Golf Classic
Holiday Open House
Envisioning East Jackson Collaborative
East Jackson Neighborhood Plan