Chamber Leadership Alliance

Join us in empowering diverse chamber leaders


The Chamber Leadership Alliance (CLA) is aimed at educating and developing leaders of diverse state and local chambers of commerce to support America’s growing diverse entrepreneurs. The diverse business communities represented by the CLA account for an annual estimated contribution of over $3 trillion to the US economy along with significant contributions to the marketplace, workplace, and supply chain.


What We Do

The CLA creates and powers innovative slate of programming designed to empower current diverse chamber leaders and cultivate new chamber leadership across the country.

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Who We Are

The CLA is formed by four leading diverse chambers, each committed to creating opportunity for diverse entrepreneurs.

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Unsure of what to expect from your first CLA session? We’ve compiled some of our most commonly asked questions to get you ready for your first session.

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“Diverse businesses are growing across the United States.Through the Chamber Leadership Development Program, Wells Fargo sees an opportunity to strengthen diverse leaders within the small business community and to support local chambers in capacity building.”

— Regina Heyward, SVP and Head of Supplier Diversity at Wells Fargo

Our Upcoming CLA Sessions:


Our Core Competencies:


Fundraising, Grant Writing & Access to Capital


Leadership Development & Chamber Governance


Strategic Planning & Business Plan Development


Administration & Sustainability


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Read the full press release from CLA partners on CLA’s extended partnerships with leading diversity organizations