Madison Black Chamber of Commerce: Madison Black Gala calls for award nominations

(MADISON, Wis.) – The Madison Black Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for Madison-area Black-owned businesses to be recognized during its annual Madison Black Gala, taking place Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023 at the Monona Terrace.

The categories for the awards are Emerging Business, Community Leader, Lifetime Achievement, Young Entrepreneur and Innovator. Nominations can be submitted online at and are due by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31.

“The Madison Black Gala has always focused on celebrating Black excellence,” Madison Black Chamber of Commerce President Camille Carter said. “We look forward to showcasing our award winners to the community.”

The Madison Black Gala was formerly known as the Black Business Awards Dinner and is now in its fifth year. This year’s black-tie event will bring together the Madison community, business professionals and friends of the Madison Black Chamber of Commerce.

The evening will provide an opportunity to share stories while honoring some of the top Black businesses and leaders in the region. Guests are asked to dress to impress in their best Roaring 20s attire, as the chamber celebrates and honors the historic Black Wall Street era. 

The event also features a marketplace, networking and a silent auction.

About Madison Black Chamber of Commerce
The Madison Black Chamber of Commerce, is a group of community members working to empower the greater Madison Black community by growing and sustaining Black businesses through education, advocacy and developing Black wealth by promoting the power and impact of Black business.