Welcome to Rhode Island Black Business Association

Welcome and thank you for visiting our website, your gateway to a world of resources. These resources will be essential to help take your business and career to the next level and build sustainable wealth. The Rhode Island Black Business Association (RIBBA) is one of Rhode Island’s business advocacy organizations formed to advance business opportunities and economic vitality of businesses in underserved cities in Rhode Island. We are inclusive of all businesses and professionals.

RIBBA is an independent non-profit organization. Our membership is open to the public and includes both small storefronts and large corporations – no matter the size or type of business, and professionals. We provide proactive policies, aggressive advocacy, and meaningful investor services that impact our members’ bottom line.

Our purpose is to leverage the region’s core assets to find solutions in the areas that matter most to the business and community: quality jobs, quality growth, and quality of life.

The Institute for Economic Empowerment and Development is a 501 (c) (3) charitable arm of RIBBA and provides financial support for RIBBA’s initiatives and programs by the way of grants and fundraisers

City of Providence 2014 Mayoral Candidates Forum Introduction
The RIBBA Show w/ Lisa Ranglin, President & Guest, Dr. Julia Jordan-Zachery
2012 RIBBA Annual Business Awards Gala

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About Us

Founded in 2011

In November 2010,  Lisa Ranglin mobilized community and local leaders to come together to look at issues affecting small businesses in underserved cities. This group, led by Lisa, conducted brainstorming sessions, and did a random sampling of both individuals and businesses to help determine the priorities for effectively fostering minority small business efforts. After a detailed analysis was completed, the group recommended that the Rhode Island Black Business Association (RIBBA) be established.

Rhode Island Black Business Association

3 Regency Plaza, Suite 3, Providence, RI 02903

Phone: (401) 383-1179  |  Fax: (401) 383-5366

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