Support and Resources for the East African Community

Support and Resources for the East African Community

Membership in the East African Business Association

To strengthen, nurture, and encourage our vibrant business community, we have developed a range of resources, including support, advocacy, events, training, and tools to boost business growth.


To offer a united voice to our members whenever they need a promotion or protection.

Events & Training

To offer events and training on a wide range of business-related topics.

Business Growth

To help create a vibrant local community in which to live, work and do business.

The East African Business Association retains a lobbyist to advocate for our business association. We monitor:

Minnesota Department of Health Regulations and Statutes
Insurance Companies
Commercial Transportation Issues
Public Procurement
International Banking

East African Business Association (EABA)

Monthly Networking and Training Events

The East African Business Association hosts monthly networking and training events to help our members meet other community leaders and to learn about important topics.

Our Emerging Leaders group will offer networking training, ensuring that the next generation is well-connected throughout the region. These monthly meetings will take place in venues throughout the metro and will often involve other chamber’s young professionals.

Members are invited to host events at their place of business.

Each quarter the East African Business Association will invite elected officials to our African Power Lunch program. This is your chance to meet with the people influencing issues affecting our community.

Business Growth

Today, over 120,000 East Africans are living in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Like the millions of immigrants who have come before them, they strive to be mainstreamed into the local economy.


The East African Business Association is here to help our community to engage on a deeper level.  When you join the association, you will be registered as a Minority Business Enterprise, a certification that gives your business an advantage in the bidding process for city, county, state, and federal contracts.  The East African Business Association has a partnership with the African Development Center to work with our members to get this important certification.

Training & Focus Groups

Most businesses in the US fail because of management failures.  It isn’t because of a lack of revenue or sales. The East African Business Association offers training in accounting, human resources, budgeting, and operations.

We will have focus groups in the following areas:

  • Health Care Providers
  • Transportation
  • Retail
  • Technology

Click here to see EABA training.

Job Posting Service

When you become a member, you will have access to the East African Business Association Job Posting Service.

Here you can list openings for any position, and it will be posted on the website and emailed to members in our weekly newsletter.

You will also have access to our entire database of members to search for service providers for your own company.