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.

Officers


President:  Duane Cherry

Vice-President: Shemika Harris, Ed.D

Secretary:  Nell Huntspon

Treasurer:  Grady Carter


BOARD MEMBERS


Charles Adams                Katie Brantley

Camille Jacox                   Garey Jenkins

Bill Marable                       


staff


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.  .  

board of directors

History

jmcaacc PRESIDENT DUANE CHERRY SELECTED
LANE COLLEGE ALUM OF THE MONTH for december

 

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

  • Follow Me Into Business

  • Follow Me Celebrity Golf Classic

  • Power Breakfast

  • Holiday Open House

  • Envisioning East Jackson Collaborative

  • East Jackson Neighborhood Plan



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