About Us

25 Years of Support & Patronage to Businesses

The African American Business Exchange (AABE) is a non-profit public benefit corporation, 510(c)(3), that operates under the premise that networking is a critical practice. In the business community, successful business people realize that it's not only what you know but who you know.

If you want to learn more about The African American Business Exchange, please reach out to our team.

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Things to Consider for a Successful Business

The founders of our organization recognize that in order to be successful in business, we have to:

  • Work smarter by utilizing current technology
  • Utilize the support, advice, and fellowship of other business people
  • Create forums that will promote business development, initiate contracts, and consummate business transactions

Our Mission

It is the mission and vision of The African American Business Exchange to provide continuous outreach and opportunities to African American businesses, professionals, and youth through networking events and mentorship.

We strive to provide access to vital business information to help bridge the opportunities gap so that those mentioned above receive the best chance of economic advancement and success.

Through our growing network, we will help to build and grow black-owned businesses throughout the California West Coast and beyond through a systematic referral system and patronage.

James Moore Jr. - Director

James is a second-generation native to Oakland, California. As a former employee for both the City of Oakland as a service delivery supervisor and the Port of Oakland as a contract compliance officer, he has committed several years to serve the entire City of Oakland.

James knows the importance of listening to the communities concerns and needs while leading the charge for innovative economic development for black-owned businesses. Over the last 25 years, he has consistently led and produced the annual Holiday Christmas and Kwanzaa Gift Show in downtown Oakland.

A major event designed to showcase and patronize small black-owned businesses.