About Our Committees
The Corpus Christi Black Chamber of Commerce values our members and community. Chamber committees provide a great way for members to help support the work of the Corpus Christi Black Chamber of Commerce. Chamber Committees are what help organize and grow the Chamber. Committee members plan, negotiate and brain storm new ideas that benefit our organization and community.
- Membership Committee -
Membership Committee Chair
Katina Stith is a new restaurant entrepreneur, recently purchasing Portis Kountry
Kitchen LLC, in Downtown Corpus Christi, TX. Katina is also the Founder of True
Identity Ministries and is a Human Trafficking Consultant. She has been fighting
for the rights of men, women and children for nearly 20 years. Her passion and
dedication to educate and end abuse and the enslavement of humans, garnered
Katina her former position as Director of Rescue House of South Texas.
Katina was born in Virginia and reared in Atlanta Georgia where her personal
experience with human trafficking began. As a survivor of domestic violence and
child human trafficking, she has used her experience to support many shelters,
writing curriculum for the residents and assisting organizations’ founders with
policies and procedures. She’s been a speaker and trainer for many schools and
conferences, such as, Texas A&M and Human Trafficking Summits in California,
Dallas and here in Corpus Christi. Katina recently went international with here
training. Working closely with the Department of State’s International Visitor
Leadership Program, Combating International and Domestic Human Trafficking,
Katina hosted, spoke and educated dignitaries from Peru, Argentina, Venezuela,
and Cuba, just to name a few. She was honored with the prestigious Woman of
the Year award for (2016-17) by the National Association of Professional Women.
She was recognized by the Coastal Bend of Texas Border Region Human
Trafficking Task Force for her pioneering efforts toward supporting/ ending
human trafficking. She’s lead many workshops for women, and children to help
prevent human trafficking in our community. For the past 5 years Katina has
organized and led the yearly National Walk for Freedom Event. She is currently
working with the National Criminal Justice Training Center (NCJTC) and was part
of the Armed Forces training team at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.
Katina Stith can be reached at: email@example.com
- Technology Committee -
Technology Committee Chair -Website administrator
Tye West is the newly appointed Black Chamber of Corpus Christi Website Administrator and a local entrepreneur/philanthropist. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business from Texas A&M Corpus Christi and jumped into entrepreneur start-ups ideas.
Out of those ideas, iBloomWeb we formed where she has had the opportunity to help entrepreneurs, local businesses, and nonprofits develop and brand their websites. When she’s not working on website/ business development, she orchestrates many fundraisers for the community. Some of the organizations include the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Corpus Christi, Agape Ranch, Purple Door, and Driscoll’s Children’s Hospital.
iBloomWeb's Brand Story
The story of iBloomWeb is the story of what owner, Tye West loves. One of her first memories of love is her dog Blossom.
When it came time for Tye to venture out with her web development business, something she has a strong love for, Blossom came to mind.
iBloomWeb is about what it looks like when you love what you do so much that you become the best at it.
Why do you love what you do?
“I started playing with HTML and designing websites in my teens. As an adult, I’ve looked for an outlet to express my creativity. Unfortunately, I wasn’t blessed with the skill to draw. I realized the next best thing would be web and graphic designing.
I get to use my creativity and watch a basic idea bloom into a visual story – putting my clients’ story into a visually appealing design.
Web designing is ever evolving from different trends to the tools and programs used. I enjoy the challenge of learning a new technique and/or program and creating artwork that not only I but my client falls in love with.”