As a community, we all share the same challenges. We are faced with a growing, but somewhat fragile economy, yet we continue to be hopeful as we look toward the future. Our will to succeed is found in knowing that we are not alone, and now more than ever, it is critical that we work together to find solutions and effect change. Strength in numbers lends weight and credibility to our message, and it is the backbone and foundation of a chamber of commerce.

As an advocate for local businesses and the community, the Black Wall Street Chamber is uniquely positioned to assist in effectively facing these challenges. By leveraging the collective strength of our membership, we can influence public policy related to business and economic development, as well as quality of life issues impacting business such as those related to transportation, housing and education.


We have developed an extensive network offering an abundance of business and marketing opportunities to ensure the community’s continued prosperity. Acting as a communication hub, we can provide our members with up to date news on critical business issues and their impending impact. Our wide range of educational materials and opportunities allows our members to continue to sharpen their professional skills. Without question, we are an organization committed to building a strong, prosperous and thriving community.

Our work in the community and our efforts to enhance the quality of life in Tulsa continue to be a driving force for our Chamber and its members. We know that quality of life issues is vital to attracting employers and employees alike to Tulsa and maintaining a thriving local economy.

Our strength lies in our ability to work together. We invite you to join us in our quest to build a stronger and more prosperous community. Invest in yourself, your business and your community by becoming involved in the Black Wall Street Chamber. We welcome your participation.



Sherry Gamble Smith


The board employs a President and CEO to manage the Chamber’s administration, professional staff, programs, and resources.

Chamber board directors engage with the Chamber on a deeper level, offering their time, talent and energy on a regular basis for an extended period of time (two-year terms). Directors are Chamber advocates who understand their board work is for the good of the organization and have the Chamber’s best interests at heart.

The Black Wall Street Chamber of Commerce is led by a volunteer board of directors that:

  • ​Determines future vision

  •  Establishes governing policies

  •  Sets public policy positions

  •  Monitors organizational performance, including continuous improvement, member engagement, and business community leadership. ​

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Melvin Gilliam
Sherry Laskey
David Davis
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Dr. Darnell Blackmon
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Kristi Williams
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Greg Robinson
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William Tisdale
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Jabar Shumate
Robert Guess

Black Wall Street Chamber of Commerce

1800 S. Baltimore Ave, Ste. 815 Tulsa, OK 74119

Phone: 918-764-8833

Fax: 918-764-8480

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