UNBOSSED & UNBOUGHTBlack Chamber of Commerce of
Western NY

The BCCWNY adheres to the motto “Unbossed and Unbought.” The organization is an advocate for its constituents and provides innovative solutions to problems which confront Black owned businesses. The BCCWNY provides forums for networking, business education and the exchange of ideas and practices, all of which are invaluable to Black business owners in building successful business enterprises.


BCCWNY has advocated to create and increase minority participation goals and assist in enforcing these objectives.
  • Martin Luther King (MLK) Water Park
    This state of the art splash pad is the largest in NYS and across the country.
  • Restore Our Community Coalition (ROCC)
    Working to cover a portion of the 33 expressway to restore the Humboldt parkway which will cause an increase in property values, and improve the economic condition of our community.
  • New Streetscape for Fillmore Avenue
    Business district N. of MLK Park to E. Ferry Street.
  • BCCWNY is establishing collaboration for total minority participation in the medical corridor and Buffalo’s Billion from the governor


BCCWNY was established in 1993 by a devoted group of concerned Black business men who experienced first hand unfairness and inequalities in the commercial world. Accordingly, they set about to foster change. Through their dedication, commitment, and persistence needed improvement and parity has begun to take place in our community for Black owned businesses.

The BCCWNY understands the value and importance of circulating the Black dollar multiple times within our community. As a result, we regularly support Black owned businesses by utilizing the goods and services they offer and encouraging others to do the same.

While there has been much progress in the opportunities afforded Black businesses we still find ourselves at a great disadvantage. To reverse this circumstance we need your help. By strengthening our partnerships with other community stakeholders, consistently patronizing Black owned businesses, and becoming a member of the BCCWNY, our unity, vibrancy, wealth, economic vitality, and quality of life will increase dramatically as a community.

Sponsors are acknowledged in various marketing materials of public events, seminars, and educational classes hosted by the chamber and/or on our website.


836 E Delavan Ave., Buffalo, NY 14215

716-995-0622 (O) 716-597-0263 (F)
836 E. Delavan Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14215

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