CNY's first and only minority chamber of commerce.JOIN MEMBERSHIP
The Upstate Minority Economic Alliance is dedicated to the success of our member companies and the region in which we live. Capacity builiding and economic development are at the core of UMEA’s mission. Members gain valuable access through our Business and Economic Development team to make them and the region more competitive.
Our Core Principals
Harnessing the economic power of the minority community for the benefit of the region.
To create greater regional prosperity
through enhanced minority economic opportunity.
Our organization stretches across 16 counties including Onondaga, Madison, Cortland, Cayuga, Oswego, Oneida, Jefferson, & more.
Grant writing is a highly desirable skillset; it is often the key to an orgnaization's success.
Professional coaching for executives from Dr. Shanelle Benson-Reid of Access Global Enterprises.
Community Events Calendar
Upcoming community events in CNY
Black Nurses Rock Syracuse Chapter Inc, Health and Wellness Outreach Extravaganza
12 PM- 4 PM
136 MLK Blvd. Syracuse, NY 13205
The Upstate Minority Economic Alliance introduces our Executive Coaching series for emerging entrepreneurs. Dr. Shanelle Benson-Reid, UMEA member and founder of Global Enterprises, LLC, delivers the first of our culturally competent, courses tailored for professionals of color.Dr. Shanelle Benson-Reid
Professional women of color have to navigate various challenges in their professional lives. A strong work-life balance is critical to your performance. Dr. Juhanna Rogers, helps you navigate the world with a few shared experiences.
Executive Coach, Entrepreneur
If you are familiar with the not-for-profit world then you know just how critical grant writing is to sustaining your organization. Learn the critical elements of procuring grant funds by improving your grant writing skills.Dr. Adrianne N. Morton
Professional Grant Writer
Professionally Ceritifed Life Coach Tyrone Dixon joins our all-star line up of professional coaches. With area expertise in relationships and professional development, Tyrone brings much needed perspective and advice to your work life with a zen like approach to finding work life balance.Tyrone Dixon
Certified Professional Coach