Dunn elected New Chair of SBAACC along with new board members

The Shreveport-Bossier African American Chamber of Commerce announced the new leadership of its board of directors that will continue its mission to strive to serve as the Premier Voice in Northwest Louisiana to grow African American Businesses and the Community at-large through Advocacy, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Empowerment.

Brittney Dunn, Owner of B&D Tax & Accounting Services and CPA, will serve as the 2021-2023  Chairman of the Board, succeeding Taylor Jamison who will serve as Immediate Past Chairman. The newly appointed board leaders officially assume their duties on January 1, 2021.

The Chamber also welcomes the following business leaders to its board of directors:

  1. Darius Spells, Owner of Red Barn Cajun Crawfish and Seafood Market
  2. Martha Cotton, U.S. Department of Defense
  3. Meagan McDuffy, Centerpoint Energy
  4. Taylor Jamison, Executive Director of Strategic Action Council
  5. Candice Battiste, North Louisiana Organizer of the Power Coalition
  6. Damien Chapman, Owner, and Chef Orlandeux’s Cafe
  7. Kalli Combs, Creative Director and Founder of Social Pal Kal
  8. Brandy Evans, Vice President of Communications at the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourism Bureau
  9. Micheal Laffite, Owner of Shreveport Haberdashery
  10. Slyvester Marshall, Owner of The Social Circle
  11. Tarayl Taylor, Owner of Triple T BBQ LLC
  12. Lenora Wilson, Agent at New York Life

The chamber board’s leadership is important now more than ever as many small businesses look for direction during this pandemic. Small businesses have had to shut their doors and seek new opportunities to produce a profit. The Shreveport-Bossier African American Chamber of Commerce plans to work with local and state governments to meet small minority business owners’ needs with a strategic plan in the coming year.