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WHY THE CORPUS CHRISTI BLACK CHAMBER?​

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OUR MISSION & PURPOSE​

The Mission of the Corpus Christi Black Chamber of Commerce is to further promote social and economic development for the Coastal Bend Black/African-American communities. The Corpus Christi Black Chamber strives to make a difference by educating the public and expanding business opportunities.

OUR PURPOSE

The Corpus Christi Black Chamber is organized for the following purposes:

To develop, promote, and protect African American and minority businesses in the Corpus Christi area and surrounding cities,
To support the advancement, education and economic growth of the African American and minority business community, and
To serve as a business resource, a forum and advocate for African American and minority business issues and a united voice for the African American and minority business community.

Member of the Month Spotlight

May 2024 Member:

White Orchid Hospice

Mr. Stephen L. Carter, MBA, PMP

Stephen received his Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting from Langston University in Langston, OK. After years of considerable success, Mr. Carter decided to go back to school and pursue a Masters Degree in Business Administration. He received his MBA in Change Management and Finance from the University of Houston – Clear Lake and began working primarily in the Finance arena.

Stephen served as a Combat Medic in the US Army from 1988 – 1996 being awarded the US Army Merit Award for service in the Operation Desert Storm Iraq War. As a Army Veteran, Stephen is passionate about veteran care and benefits. Stephen works tirelessly to push the interests of veterans across the our country.

Mr. Carter is very active in his community. He mentors young men from the ages of 7 – 17 monthly through several community, professional and social organizations.

Additionally, Mr. Carter has an active interest in a medical therapy staffing firm serving Texas and Oklahoma. 

His company grossed over $5M in sales for 2016. Stephen shares his success with his beautiful wife of 15 years, Daphane, Chief Operations Officer for a local charter school system, as well as his three daughters Yasmine, Madison and Morgan.

White Orchid Hospice Story

As a youth, our founder Stephen, dealt with the frustration, feelings of hopefulness, and the stress of serious illness watching his father’s untimely demise. Stephen’s ather was a Air Force war veteran suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) turned to alcohol to numb the pain. Alcoholism, a disease that runs prevalent in his family, led to his father developing Cirrhosis of the Liver and later succumbing to the dreadful disease. His father’s sister became his full-time caregiver. Stephen watched as his Aunt made huge sacrifices to care for his father and try to comfort him in his last moments. The event was traumatic on everyone involved and took a huge toll on the family. His family didn’t understand the Hospice benefit and was not aware of it. This assistance would have made a world of difference to his family and his father and could have possible saved or extended his life.

Stephen would later join the military himself and serve in the US Army as a Combat Medic during Operation Desert Storm in Afghanistan. Again, Stephen would experience death first hand. Never had he seen so many grown men cry before. He would later experience more friends and family succumb to serious illnesses without the assistance needed to provide for a smooth transition for these special individuals.

Every patient of White Orchid Hospice has a story. Our patients are like great books of knowledge. It is our desire to make sure their story is told and the final chapter is rewarding and beneficial to all involved.

We are WHITE ORCHID HOSPICE.

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BLACK CHAMBER IN THE COMMUNITY

2023 Events

September 2023 Events

SNEAKER Ball :Fall Membership Mixer

State of the University Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi

Relive the best moments from our past events! Visit our events page to see photos from the Black Chamber of Corpus Christi’s 2022 and 2023 events. Thanks for being part of our journey, and we look forward to creating more memories together!

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