The Jewish-Black Business Alliance is a group of Chicago-area business and civic leaders intent on forming an enriched, shared community using business as a common platform.

Watch a video from our inaugural event at The Museum of Contemporary Art.


The Jewish-Black Business Alliance is a group of Jewish and Black business and civic leaders whose aim is to develop a better understanding of each other’s personal stories and cultural backgrounds.

Through meetings, commerce and travel, we create a bridge that transcends our differences, fosters new relationships and heals old divisions. The resulting shared community is safer, culturally and commercially enriched and leaves a foundation for others who follow us.


Recent and Upcoming Events (Note – Dates Subject to Change)

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Please join us for a networking breakfast with noted speaker and author John Baker Welch, who is a Senior Investment Advisor at William Blair. In addition to learning Mr. Welch's predictions for the economy and financial markets, and networking with other JBBA members, you will learn about JBBA's plans for the coming year. Due to space limitations, registration will be capped at 70 participants.

When: February 28th, 2014, 7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.; 7:30 Check-In
Where: The Standard Club, 320 South Plymouth, Chicago
Cost: $25* (This is the cost of the event and is not tax-deductible.)

*There is no additional cost for this breakfast or our breakfasts/lunches throughout the rest of the year if you sign up for a JBBA annual membership for $250 ($100 for those under 40). You can sign up on the morning of the event and pay by check made out to JBBA.

Join us for a casual lunch (at a venue with terrific views of the lake and downtown Chicago) where you will get a chance to introduce yourself and network with other JBBA members and guests, learn about ways the Jewish and Black business communities are coming together through JBBA, and participate in meaningful, relevant discussion topics.

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When: Friday, April 25, 2014 11:45 - 1:30
Where: The Park Monroe, 65 E. Monroe
$20 (FREE to members - join TODAY)


Annual Membership

Membership Benefits:

  • Six breakfasts/lunch events per year included FREE Advance invitation to the Annual Event
  • Invitation to a Private Dinner
  • Invitations to Seminars, Roundtables, and other Special Events
  • Access to the JBBA Membership Directory (under development)

Annual Dues

  • Individuals over age 35 - $250
  • Individuals 35 and under - $100

For Corporate Sponsorships, please contact Jeff Gordon