Founded in 2018, the mission of the Gullah Geechee Chamber of Commerce is to raise global awareness of, profitability and sustainability of African American businesses and other entities supporting the Gullah community. The Gullah Geechee Chamber is a strong advocate for our natural environment and encourages career and business opportunities in green, renewable energy fields.
We are passionate about empowering entrepreneurs and small business owners and our goal is to provide our members with the necessary resources and opportunities to thrive in today's fast-paced business world. We understand the challenges that come with running a business and are committed to supporting our members in every way possible. Join us today and become a part of our strong, supportive business community.
With Gullah Geechee Chamber of Commerce membership, you will have access to the Chamber’s marketing services, Business and Economic Development Opportunities, discounted rate in Vendor Villages @ Signature Events, Select Event Sponsorship Opportunities and advocacy for good public policy benefiting members and our community.
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The advocacy of the Gullah Geechee Chamber of Commerce is embedded in social justice movements of our community, the standards set forth by our ancestors as demonstrated by Esau Jenkins, Robert Smalls, Denmark Vesey, Joseph Hayne Rainey, and others; and the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development goals.
Your Chamber President
Marilyn L. Hemingway
CEO/President and Founder of the Gullah Geechee Chamber of Commerce
Founding partner of The Hemingway Group
A native of Georgetown, SC
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, University of South Carolina
Green Tie Award: Harriett Keyserling Conservation Advocate Award, Conservation Voters of South Carolina, 2020
Certification from the College of Charleston in Social Impact Entrepreneurial Consultation, 2019
Energy Justice and Sea Level Rising certifications throughout the national NAACP
Sigma Phi Beta Fraternity, Georgetown Chapters Social Action Award
Georgetown SC NAACP #5520 Leadership Award