For All of Us


The Utah Black Chamber was initially founded in 2009 by our Founder and President, James Jackson III to design a creative hub for black entrepreneurs, minority business owners, and their allies to build a network of community, resources, and funds that help the advancement of all minority-owned businesses; more specifically black-owned ventures.


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Miss Essie’s BBQ

"For me, my way of caretaking is bringing food to the community. If I’m having a hard day, all I do is remember what my grandmother did. I have to pull from that, from where I came from, to give me perspective and a goal for where I want to go. It helps energize me and give me that little bit of push."


Black Utah Stories From a Thriving Community


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Available in Color, B&W, & E-Book

Black Utah highlights the stories and experiences of the Black community living in Utah. You'll hear from dozens of individuals with diverse backgrounds sharing why Utah has a community for them and how they are thriving in this increasingly dynamic corner of the Mountain West.