TheGreenwood Chamber of Commerceis comprised of three entities:
GREENWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
A 1938 quote on the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce from early Board chair, E.W. Clarke, had this to say: “If the Chamber means anything at all, it must stand out as a clearing house for civic betterment. On June 1, 1938, the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce began providing a new playing field for enhancing business and economics in North Tulsa.
GREENWOOD CENTRE LTD
Post Civil Rights triumphs, in the 1970s, under the leadership of American State Bank founder/owner Leroy Thomas, Dr. Milton Goodwin and others, the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce began an effort to preserve tangible assets...the historic buildings, land and businesses in the Greenwood district. By 1983, the Greenwood Centre, LTD , a limited for-profit enterprise was established. Today, GCL leases and manages over 60,000 square feet of prime office and retail space in Tulsa’s IDL.
GREENWOOD COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Dated back to 2004, the ninth revision to the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce’s original Constitution and Bylaws followed with the formation of the Greenwood Community Development Corporation which put brick and mortar to much of the 1938 mission: “In order to form a community of interests wherein the masses may benefit, and desiring to stimulate greater activity and growth in business enterprise operated by citizens in the Tulsa Metropolitan Area.,,," The Chamber's GCDC is most noted for its Greenwood Business Resource Centre which, over the years, which assists African American entrepreneurs from start-up to storefront, and promoting workforce development for Tulsa.
Booker T. Washington visited. America's first woman to build a sizable fortune in her own right, Madam CJ Walker, made a huge chunk of her wealth on Greenwood. Today, on Greenwood, dozens of businesses are following in her footsteps.
COMPANIES IN THE GREENWOOD CHAMBER
Office Hours: Mon-FRI 9:00 Am -5:00 PM
116 North Greenwood Avenue, Tulsa, OK. 74120 OFFICE : 918-585-2084 | info @greenwoodchambertulsa.org