The Alliance of Business Leaders & Entrepreneurs is a non-profit organization, founded in 1992 to establish business relationships for its members and to promote business opportunities and inclusion in the corporate community. ABLE, headquartered in the city of Chicago, is comprised of a select group of leading African American CEOs, representing a broad spectrum of business enterprises nationally, and internationally.
ABLE is dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship as a pathway for building wealth and economic independence in the community.
EMPOWERMENT: to provide a vehicle that represents a unified force and resource in terms of the views and collective influence of African-American business owners within local, regional and national markets and bodies of government.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT: to support the growth of each member's business by building relationships (internally and externally), referring business, forming strategic alliances, and sharing information and opportunities (including civic and corporate board opportunities).
NETWORKING: to provide a forum for dialogue and outreach among members, as well as overall support and encouragement for members and their families.
A Business Portrait:
ABLE companies represent collective revenues of over $2 billion annually, employ over 10,000 employees, and average over 10 years in business.
ABLE businesses provide products and services to Fortune 500 corporations and government agencies, and represent the following industry categories: