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Greetings from the Kern County Black Chamber of Commerce! As we celebrate 20 years, The KCBCC has been a vital and instrumental component to our business community. Serving our businesses has never been more important than now as we work together to navigate these uncertain times. We are very excited about the future of our community and the success of our members. As always, our organization provides unmatched opportunities to align with old and new relationships and network with prospective customers, as well as a dynamic schedule of events!

The programs and events provided to our members offer extraordinary opportunities to enhance networks & relationships.  As we look to the future, we continue our strategic planning for this quickly evolving business environment in order to offer our members more tools to be successful moving forward.

The last 2 years has been like no other we have witnessed, and this Chamber went into high gear to support its members and shine a light on them in the wake of troubling times, we were able to award stimulus checks to some of our members, and scholarships through our Small Business Academy and the partnership with Old Gold Ventures and the City of Bakersfield.  As President, it made me very proud to be part of an organization which was so supportive of local business, a true passion of mine. The Chamber proudly acted as a marketing arm for many of the businesses who understandably needed assistance during the time of COVID-19. Through the use of social media, customized videos, business consultation, and events designed with health and safety as the priority, the Chamber showed its strength and innovation to assist and advocate for its membership – and it worked!

Nick Hill III is a 2 time Kern county Black chamber president/CEO, Former Council of Black Chambers President, Workforce Development Board, Kern Minority Contractors Association, Friendship House Advisory board, Local Control Accountability Plan (KHSD), Project Best Advisory Board (KHSD). He has an A+ certification, and he’s also a certified Net Ware 5 administrator – Microcomputer specialist, and a gold seal of applied excellence in equipment, – Strategic planning and implementation, cost control and estimation, forecasting, team building, project, skills, crisis management, certified with the state of California (SBE) and the federal government (DBE) in consulting & management. 

California High Speed Rail/Business advisory Council, Financial Secretary (Elks Lodge #325), Equity diversity inclusion board, Community First Chicago Police Department unit 147 of OS, C.E.O. OF DJN ENTERPRISES INC.

Whether you are new to business in Kern County or a seasoned professional, if you are ready to take advantage of all that the Chamber offers its members, I implore you  to contact our office, we look forward to hearing from you.

On behalf of the staff and Board of Directors, thank you for helping strengthen our business community and promoting local business. We look forward to delivering the difference!


Sincerely, Nick Hill III, President/C.E.O.


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