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    (San Bernardino, Calif.) Carl M. Dameron, agency director of the Inland Empire advertising and public relations firm Dameron Communications, is a new board member of the 100-member Inland Empire African American Chamber of Commerce.

    As one of the six board members of the Inland Empire African American Chamber of Commerce, Dameron is looking forward to utilizing his experience, knowledge and contacts to help the chamber achieve its own dreams.

    Dolores Armstead, vice president of the chamber, said, “We’ll be looking to Carl for his expertise in advertising, marketing and outreach, to get ourselves better known throughout the entire Inland Empire. He knows how to do it, and that’s why we chose him.”

    “I’m honored,” Dameron said. “As founding board member of the chamber back in the late ‘80s I hold a special fondness for the chamber. In fact we had the pleasure of designing the group’s initial logo. The chamber is incredibly important to the Inland Empire by helping black businesses succeed in a very complex market.”
    Over nearly two decades the Inland Empire African American Chamber of Commerce has worked relentlessly toward that goal. “With all the effort they’ve put into this,” Dameron explains, “they’re now catching up to their original expectations, and black businesses are finding their own prominent places in the Inland Empire communities.”
    Chamber members include the Arrowhead Credit Union; Sawyer, Cook and Co., The Black Voice News and OJB Engineering.

    For more than 15 years Dameron has succeeded in media, advertising, community relations, promotion and public relations. Dameron also created the Inland Empire Diversity Career and Job Fairs in 1994. The event at one time was the largest business events in Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

    Dameron’s media connections have yielded client coverage in every local newspaper, on every major television network, cable television, plus such national publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Time magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times.

    A former editor of The Black Voice News weekly Dameron, established his own advertising-public relations business in 1989. “Having been in this field for so long,” he said, “it’s obvious I love it. I enjoy the satisfaction of seeing my clients’ companies grow, become respected successes in their communities, partially through how Dameron Communications has helped their leaders achieve their dreams.”

    He may be reached at carl@dameroncommunications.com or (909) 888-0017. The company’s web address is www.dameroncommunications.com.

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