New Chamber in Big Bend


Windell Paige, President


Tallahassee, Florida- Earlier today a group of North Florida business leaders announced the establishment of a new chamber of commerce serving 5 counties in the North Florida region. The Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce (BBMC) was established to service minority and women-owned businesses to stimulate economic impact bring awareness and effectuate growth to businesses throughout Leon, Gadsden, Franklin, Jefferson and Wakulla counties.

“The BBMC will fill the much needed void that currently exists in the North Florida region. Through networking opportunities, relationship building, training and support, any small business owner, employee, or individual seeking to exercise entrepreneurial ideas will benefit from a membership to the chamber,” stated BBMC President Windell Paige.

The BBMC has gotten off to a great start by building an impressive corporate board of directors whom promise to fill the void in the Big Bend area. The corporate board is chaired by prominent Tallahassee Attorney and Philanthropist Sean Pittman. Pittman is joined by Former Public Service Commissioner Chairwoman and small business owner Attorney Lila Jaber, Gretna City Manager Antonio Jefferson, Hospital Corporation of America Vice President Bryan Anderson, Xerox Vice President Chuck Clyburn, former FSU Board of Trustee Attorney Harold Knowles, Founder of Fringe Benefits Management Michael Sheridan, FAMU Professor and business owner Latanya White, League of Cities Vice President John Charles Thomas, as well as State Representative and business owner Alan Williams.

“Every Director on the BBMC Corporate Roundtable is committed to fulfill the promise set forth in the BBMC mission. We will use our resources, experiences and nationwide contacts to make a real impact for our membership and the region we serve. Additionally, minority businesses in our region are no longer voiceless. The BBMC will speak to issues of major concern to our membership and minority business in the big bend area.” stated BBMC Founder and Board Chairman Sean Pittman.

The chamber’s mission is to create and promote a climate in which Minority and Women-owned Businesses can operate in a productive and profitable manner and to stimulate grassroots economic growth and development within the North Florida region we serve.”

The press announcement was followed by a reception at 101 Restaurant, downtown Tallahassee which was attended by minority businesses and elected officials throughout the big bend region.

For further information, please contact Windell Paige, President at

  1. Lyn / 14 Nov 2012

    Congratulations!.. We look forward to working with you..

  2. Bonita Davis Paige / 14 Nov 2012

    Keep looking towards the sky.

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