Wiregrass Black Chamber of Commerce launched

ASBCC Board of Directors Welcomes Real Estate Veteran Kathy Mann

Kathy is a real estate broker with a tireless passion for helping others. She began her career by serving her country as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army Reserves. Kathy attended Prairie View A&M University, where she graduated cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. She began her nursing career working as a pediatric oncology nurse at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis and a neonatal intensive care unit nurse at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. These experiences have been among the most challenging and enriching of Kathy’s life, enhancing her spirit of service. In 2005, Kathy made a career change to real estate. She vigorously applied herself to mastering the complex aspects of the industry, pursuing specialized education, and becoming involved with local, state and national committees. Her thirst for knowledge, along with her uncompromised commitment to excellence, integrity and service to her clients, enabled Kathy to achieve great success as a Real Estate Broker and REALTOR®. In 2016 Kathy served as the first female African American President in the 70-year history of the Huntsville Area Association of REALTORS® and was REALTOR® of the YEAR in 2018. In January of this year, she was awarded the Broker of Excellence Award by the Huntsville Area Association of REALTORS®. She has also been recognized for her exemplary sales record in 2021 by receiving the President Circle Award for being in the top 7% in sales for Coldwell Banker agents worldwide. In May of 2021 she became the only black owner of a Coldwell Banker Franchise in the State of Alabama and the African American franchise owner nationwide. She provides industry leadership while continuing to serve homebuyers and sellers throughout Northern Alabama.

The Alabama State Black Chamber of Commerce
is now a KIVA Trustee.

This means we can help your business or non-profit secure a 0% interest micro-loan for business, from $2,000 to $15,000. Contact us today or go to Kiva.org/borrow/ASBCC.

The ASBCC is proud to announce…

Delpha Bartley Jones of Valley Bank, Darlena Battle of Alabama Power, and Felicia Thomas of Mobile Area Water & Sewer System to our Corporate Advisory Group
ASBCC mourns the loss of retired chamber executive Alfred Adams, passed away unexpectedly in July 2021. Al was a rock for our organization for over 10 years, overseeing the launch of chambers in 4 cities.


The ASBCC kicked off it’s 2021 QuickBooks Tour during Black History Month on February 22 in Dothan. The tour will cover ten Alabama cities.

2020 Entrepreneurs & Innovators Conference Wrap-up:

Though the event was virtual we attempted to give the conference as much of a live feel as possible as we delivered the conference from a photography studio. Conference featured comedian Jeff Giant and 13 speakers including former NFL Star and master franchisor of restaurants and hotels Donnell Thompson, UA Center for Business & Economic Research Senior Economist Dr. Sam Addy, and radio station owner/entrepreneur Ms. Tori Bailey to name a few (visit www.alblackcc.org for a complete list of conference presenters & topics). Congratulations to our Award winners: Champion for Business award – Felicia Thomas, Manager of Supplier Diversity at Mobile Area Water & Sewer System and “William Robertson” Entrepreneur of the Year Award – Talibah Bayles, TMB Taxes & Financial Services of Birmingham.

Felicia Thomas

E&I award winner

Talibah Bayles

E&I award winner with ASBCC President Jerry Mitchell

Joy McCampbell

“Premier sponsor” Alabama Power’s representative Joy McCampbell, gives welcome address

In closing special thanks to our group of sponsors highlighted by our
Premier sponsor Alabama Power