OUR MAIN OBJECTIVE: REINVESTING BACK INTO THE COMMUNITY
The Elks Business Network was specifically designed to re-invest back into the communities that our network members live and work in.
The Network has a responsibility to not only provide services within the community but also to help those less fortunate within that same community. As such, a majority of the proceeds received through the Network will go back into the service communities.
The Improved Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks of the World has many Lodges/Temples and 27 State Associations that provide a variety of services to their communities but many are in need of financial assistance to sustain those services. The Network is committed to aiding and assisting those Lodges/Temples and State Associations by providing financial incentives for those who become a part of the Network. As such, many Lodges/Temples and all State Associations will receive financial assistance based on approval by the Board of Directors for the Network.
The Network also values the individual network members and understands that small businesses need additional help in maximizing its full potential. Accordingly, the Network will provide practical assistance to its members through workshops and seminars to help the professionals to enhance their business opportunities.
The Network will also accept âpetitions of charityâ from individual members and their families who are in need of financial assistance based on extraordinary circumstances. Such petitions will go directly to the Board of Directors who will have the sole discretion to act upon the said petitions.
the purchasing power of the African American Community, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The amount of “black dollars” that make it back to the African American Community, according to the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management.
the amount of money African American consumers would need to spend with black business to create approximately 1 million jobs for African Americans, according to Kellogg.
The number of black owned businesses in the United States, according to the US Census.
DEADLINE FOR ADVERTISING IN THE 2019 JOURNAL IS May 15, 2019.
(Advertisements or money received after the deadline of May 15, 2019 will go in the following year journal.)