Celebrate Black History Month with Raleigh Chamber Members


This Black History Month, we wanted to take a moment to celebrate some of our Black-Owned business members. The Raleigh Chamber is committed to promoting diversity and equality in the workplace and supporting Black-owned businesses. Our Black-Owned business members are an integral part of our community and we’re proud to promote their growth.

We know that when businesses work together, we can all achieve success. We hope you’ll take a moment to check out some of the businesses below, and we look forward to continuing to work with all of you in the future.

​The largest African American newspaper in North Carolina and formerly known as the Carolina Tribune, The Carolinian is a great resource to diversify where you get your news. This publishing powerhouse is led by Adria Jervay who we are excited to host on March 29 at our Coffee with Leaders event

​The Diversity Movement features business strategists dedicated to helping create inclusive organizations. Co-founders Donald Thompson and Jackie Ferguson have made it their mission to create business outcomes through diversity, equity, and inclusion and their incredibly diverse team can help you too.

​A family-owned business, founded by Ronald Cox in 1990, CLS Cox Locksmith Service is a pillar of security in the Triangle area offering commercial, residential, and automotive locksmith services. This devoted team works hard to provide our community with trustworthy security services 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

​Robert and Tara Beverley help organizations achieve their strategic objectives through the specialized services at Mylsetone HR Consulting. With a focus on organizational performance and talent management services, their team is ready to help yours grow and thrive with experienced and sustainable solutions. 

Featured Professional: Cheryl Parquet, Director of Community Engagement and Marketing Activation at
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina

In her position at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC, Cheryl manages the development and implementation of all the organization’s charitable activities including community investments, employee volunteerism, sports sponsorships, activation, and marketing events that all help improve the health and wellness of those in our community. In addition to her work responsibilities, Cheryl serves on the Raleigh Chamber 2021/2022 Executive Committee as the vice-chair of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity and she was also honored at our last Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Conference as our inaugural Phil Freelon Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity award winner. We appreciate all her efforts and passion for DEI and look forward to seeing her and the new Phil Freelon Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity award winner when it is announced at our next Diversity, Equity & Inclusivity Conference on July 26.
These amazing businesses and professionals are making an impact in our community, and we’re excited to help them grow and succeed. If you’re looking for a way to support minority-owned businesses, be sure to check out our Member Directory.  Your company’s purchasing can support Black-Owned businesses. Organizations can search for vendors using this searchable directory of historically underutilized businesses or Black Dollar NC’s Black Business list.

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