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As Leaders, We Are About Your Business

WE Do Have a Mission and WE are on Purpose

Greater Southwest Black Chamber of Commerce MISSION STATEMENT is to provide the building blocks to educating minority-owned businesses to understand the importance of how to do business and who to do business with; and to work with entities that can assist in bringing more revenue to your businesses. 

Board of Directors MISSION STATEMENT is to look forward to our board meetings, being comfortable in the knowledge that we will move our organization close to its goals and provide support and encouragement for everyone.

The Purpose of the Chamber is to help minority-owned businesses gain greater exposure and increased visibility which brings more revenue to businesses.  We can help the minority-consumer market and business community in many ways by helping them to understand the importance of commerce.

OUR true and faithful LEADERS 

Linda S Gray, Chief Executive Director

  Linda moved to Lancaster TX, March 2003. She is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer    (CEO) of the Greater Southwest Black Chamber of Commerce. Her business objective is to     operate in a responsible leadership position where her focus is definitely on business as a   visionary with strong leadership skills. It is important to Ms. Gray that her role as a community leader help solve problems that can make a difference in the lives of business   owners. Her career has allowed her to be involved in business affairs requiring strong   analytical and decision-making skills that has a positive and effective role in the development of our small businesses, young people and our community today. On a professional and business level, many have found her to have a pleasant and positive attitude as well as being a great Woman of God. 

“Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;Matthew 9:37, King James Version (KJV)

Vice President, Brandon Murden

Blessings and welcome to the Greater Southwest Black Chamber of Commerce where as a unit:

  • WE focus first and foremost on the needs of our business community;
  • WE build leadership that is well organized by the business people within our community;
  • WE constantly work to assert to all professional and governmental levels the merits of the community;
  • WE offer a unique opportunity to promote and develop your business by its schedule of activities that promotes exchanges and provides information relevant to your interests;
  • WE deal with various issues of general interest and that might affect your business; through our many committees and projects, we offer you the possibility to share your know-how, whether you're an owner, an employer or an employee Your investment in the Chamber enables us to provide a myriad of programs and services that are utilized by businesses and thousands of individuals throughout our community.       This is YOUR Chamber and WE ARE ONE.

Board Chairman

Terrance Sauls

 Vice Chairman

 Al Piper

Board Secretary

Claudia Ferguson

2nd Vice Chair

W. G. Jones

        Board Member

           Dr. Shirley Higgs

 Board Member

  Darren Smith

Board Member

Jollyn Miswongo

Board Member

Jerome Brown

Board Member

Abdul Ferguson

Board Member

Timothy Hamilton 

Board Member

Cherron Covington  

Board Member

 Jason Mashell

Board Member

Thomas Deason

Board Member

Monica Atterberry

Board Member

Kamecia Mason 

Board Member

Ronald Johnson


  • Our mission is to provide the building blocks to:
  • Educating minority-owned businesses to understand the importance of how and who to do business with;
  • Work with entities that can assist in bringing more revenue to your businesses.



324 E. Belt Line Rd  -  Suite 422

DeSoto TX 75115     |     214.484.3338


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