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Welcome To The Maryland Black Chamber of Commerce

The Maryland Black Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)(3) organization that aims to contribute towards the growth of black businesses in Maryland. We serve to empower and equip black business owners with the right tools and resources to help them grow their businesses.

Our aim is to connect, educate and advocate change for black businesses in Maryland. We are committed to building an infrastructure that enables the black community to start, sustain, and grow successful businesses. Our members benefit from networking opportunities, capital access, professional training, business mentorship, and the advocacy of our board members.

The Maryland Black Chamber of Commerce is for black business owners in Maryland. We value new business owners just as much as we cherish generational business owners. Businesses of all sizes are welcome to join as members.

Join the Maryland Black Chamber of Commerce today and Leverage our platform to accelerate the growth of your business.

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Celebrating Juneteenth: Our Proud Sponsors

We thank our generous sponsors for supporting Juneteenth. Their contributions help us honor this important day and promote unity and community. Join us in recognizing these outstanding organizations.

Freedom Day

Jubilee Day

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Why Join MBCC?


Meet like-minded people and rub shoulders with thought leaders and top industry experts.


We provide the ideal platform for
you to promote your business.


The MBCC opens doors for
you to meet your elected officials.

Get Sponsorships

Generate revenue for your business through sponsorship and advertising opportunities.

Get Leads

Generate a ton of leads and receive referrals for your business.


Member Sponsors

Black History Month Profile: Abdul Hersiburane

As President of MainStreet Bank, Abdul Hersiburane sets the tone for the accessible and responsive way his team of bankers and lenders serves clients. He leverages a global perspective that reflects the extraordinary diversity of the market that MainStreet Bank serves. Striving to always lead by example, he ensures that his team meets and exceeds client needs, from onboarding to loan execution. Over the life of his career, Abdul has developed many long-lasting relationships with customers and prospects alike.

Abdul joined MainStreet Bank in 2007 at the peak of a successful career with large banks on two continents. He sees community banks as uniquely positioned to provide personalized, consultative services that can best help clients achieve their goals and aspirations.

He began his career in cooperative banking in his native Somalia, which was then the backbone of the country’s financial system. Somali cooperatives played a key role in building economic resilience by enhancing the collective power of individuals and small businesses to tackle challenges in times of distress.

Abdul initially served as Director of Administration and Finance (CFO) for the Union of Somali Cooperatives up until his shift to banking in 1984. He then worked as the Head of the Savings and Credit Cooperative Society in Somalia and was the Founder, President, and CEO of Cooperative Bank of Somalia. Abdul also served as a Board Member and Executive Committee member in East, Southern and Central Africa Cooperative Banking.

After moving to the United States, Abdul worked as Vice President and Senior Financial Adviser for a large national bank from 1996 to 2006.

The insights Abdul cultivated during his lengthy banking career in the U.S. and Somalia continue to accrue for MainStreet Bank clients’ benefit.

Abdul holds an MBA in Finance from Erasmus University in the Netherlands and a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce and Accounting from Polytechnic University Mogadishu. He speaks more than five languages and finds excellent satisfaction in meeting and learning about MainStreet Bank clients. He serves on the Large Community Bank Council of the Independent Community Bankers of America.

Frequently Asked Questions

By signing up your business for the Maryland Black Chamber of Commerce Program, you gain access to many U.S. Chamber member benefits, including:

  • Helpful resources with how-to information on topics ranging from setting up to scaling your business.
  • Member-to-member discounts help you get access to key services at a reduced price, exclusive to members only.
  • Meetings for members are a great way to meet industry leaders and government officials and learn about our new initiatives.
  • Member spotlights put all the attention on you by featuring you on our website, on social media, and in our newsletter.
  • Advocacy, capital access, sponsorships, and several more opportunities open up for you when you become a member of the Maryland Black Chamber of Commerce.

The Maryland Black Chamber of Commerce charges a nominal annual fee starting at $150 for small businesses with 1–5 employees, going up to $750/year for companies with more than 30 employees. The fee you pay will be used to fund and grow black businesses in Maryland.

The Maryland Black Chamber of Commerce welcomes all types of black businesses, including service-based, product-based, health and wellness, and bricks-and-mortar businesses. We encourage you to become a member and leverage our resources to grow and scale your business.

Every other month, we invite all members to attend orientation and member meetings. These events are attended by government officials, elected officials, business owners, thought leaders, and industry experts. This provides members with a great networking opportunity. These events are free to attend for all MBCC members.

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