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Our Vision

A thriving global network serving 1 million+ accomplished professionals and entrepreneurs sharing, collaborating, building wealth and capacity to lead, empower and grow our community.

Our Mission

Connect accomplished black professionals and entrepreneurs to build productive relationships, share information, and activate opportunities that assist them in achieving their career, business and lifestyle aspirations.

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Expand your network to grow your net worth.  ICABA connects you with accomplished professionals and entrepreneurs to expand your network.


Key relationships are absolutely essential to career and business growth.  ICABA provides multiple ways for you to connect and activate valuable relationships that lead to career and business opportunities that generate wealth.


Members receive free access to the ICABA Career Center where you can search for jobs nationwide, upload your resume for career alerts via text or email, and get valuable career guidance.


Empowerment is an outgrowth of developing valuable relationships and building wealth that enables you to be self-determining and control your destiny.  ICABA is an effective pathway to empowerment.


Connect with other entrepreneurs, access information and opportunities, and engage with major companies and government agencies to grow your business to the next level.


Enjoy affluent lifestyle events and group travel with similarly positioned and like-minded professionals and entrepreneurs while building valuable relationships at the same time.

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Member Testimonialsx

For the past 5 years, I have been an advisory board member of ICABA. I have watched the dedication and excellence Jerome Hutchinson has created to make ICABA the premier organization it is today. Members of our ICABA community have been inspired, sustain vital contacts, learned important lessons in business and made significant strides through ICABA. Since the organization's inception, ICABA has been a consistent resource to its members. From honoring its members, to workshops, seminars and discussions, the standard of high quality coupled with applicable business information has been excellent. Opal Comfort, Founder- Culture City
I am writing to express my strong support for ICABA as it strives to connect accomplished African American professionals and entrepreneurs in the community and the world. The wonderful individuals ICABA® honors and profiles are among the most talented leaders in South Florida and I greatly admire their achievements. Alcee Hastings, Member of Congress, 23rd Congressional District, Florida
ICABA has helped me grow my business tremendously by connecting me to valuable relationships. Some of my ICABA connections have become clients and they have referred me to other clients. As a luxury real estate broker, connecting with the right people and building relationships through ICABA is essential to my success. Dhaima Lindo, Owner - Zenith Realty
I want to take the opportunity to thank you both for the concept and the execution of the ICABA Salute to South Florida’s 100 Most Accomplished Caribbean Americans in such great style. I believe Marlon said quite appropriately much of what needed to be said on behalf of the Caribbean Community and you provided a fitting occasion. Kudos to ICABA. Sandra Grants Griffith, Former Consul General, Consulate General of Jamaica
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. I truly want to thank you for your love, prayers and support that you have shown me (All Leading First Ladies). I was truly amazed of the spirit of excellence demonstrated on Saturday. The First Ladies luncheon was very special and was needed among our community. A job well done by ICABA® and those who were involved. Esther Johnson, First Lady 93rd Street Community Baptist Church

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Please join us to grow the world’s leading social network for professionals and entrepreneurs of color. Enjoy group travel, attend events in person, or view them online from your desktop, laptop or mobile device. Download our mobile app: “SocialLink” to stay connected to relationships, information and opportunities!

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Signature Programs x

ICABA Business at Breakfast

Entrepreneurs and professionals boosting their business success by meeting for breakfast and connecting to valuable relationships, information and opportunities to grow their companies.

ICABA Business Forum

A day-long business forum providing entrepreneurs with information, opportunities and valuable connections to grow their businesses to the next level.

ICABA Career Center

ICABA members get free access to career opportunities nationwide. Looking for employees? Post your jobs with ICABA Career Center by calling: 954-516-7333.

ICABA Global Health Summit

Our annual event focused on enhancing the delivery, care and business opportunities for communities of color worldwide.

ICABA Honors

ICABA Honors is a premier black-tie recognition event for accomplished professionals and entrepreneurs.

ICABA Men Who Lead

ICABA Men Who Lead is a support and development program for accomplished black male professionals and entrepreneurs to connect, support and grow.

ICABA Salutes

A recognition, lifestyle and networking event celebrating and connecting accomplished professionals and entrepreneurs.

ICABA Social

ICABA Social events and travel provides members with affluent lifestyle opportunities with cultural affinity.

ICABA Leadership Program (coming 2018)

The mission of the ICABA Leadership Program is to enhance the ability of accomplished professionals and entrepreneurs to more effectively lead and empower our community. Community

ICABA is the world’s leading social network for professionals and entrepreneurs of color.

ICABA World Travel

ICABA World Travel produces group travel for our members and general public to enjoy luxury destinations with similarly positioned individuals. While traveling, valuable relationships with like-minded people develop while having a great time.

Our Timeline x



Who's Who in Black South Florida

In April 2007, Pamela M. Hutchinson (Publisher) and husband Jerome Hutchinson, Jr. launched the inaugural Who's Who in Black South Florida publication to an overflow audience of South Florida's most accomplished and influential black professionals and entrepreneurs.



ICABA Media Group

After Pam Hutchinson’s untimely death in 2007, her husband Jerome Hutchinson launched ICABA® Media Group, LLC in November, 2008 to build on their efforts with a social network, and year-round events targeting professionals and entrepreneurs of color to build relationships, and provide advertisers direct engagement with affluent consumers.



Inaugural Publication & Reception

The first ICABA® Honors publication and reception was held in November 2009 with a sellout audience of over 600 at Nova Southeastern University.



Survival and Growth

Despite launching during challenging economic times brought on by the global recession, ICABA survives and grows steadily. ICABA Salute to First Ladies of Worship (2010) is held, ICABA Honors Corporate Leaders & Academicians (2011) and in 2012, two major events and publications" ICABA Salutes Caribbean Leaders and ICABA Honors Community Leaders and Entrepreneurs. ICABA also launches its annual Business Forum.



New Offerings

ICABA adds its quarterly Business at Breakfast in 2013 and produces its first black-tie ICABA Honors recognizing Professionals of the Year in 15 different categories. ICABA launches new events including ICABA Welcomes for professionals new to the market. ICABA produces ICABA Salutes Atlanta's Distinguished Achievers in 2014 and in 2015, ICABA World Travel is introduced with a 7-day group cruise on Celebrity Cruises.



Transition | Innovation | Expansion

ICABA transitions from a marketing, events and publishing company to a global organization. A new advisory board is formed and in February 2017, adds an online community platform to export its value proposition worldwide. Professionals and entrepreneurs of color are connecting, sharing and growing across the globe and building relationships and wealth.

Senior Staff x

Jerome Hutchinson, Jr.

Founder & Chief Servant Officer Jerome Hutchinson, Jr. is a serial entrepreneur and business leader. He is the Founder, and Chief Servant Officer of ICABA® (International Career and Business Alliance), a global business network devoted to building wealth for accomplished professionals and entrepreneurs of color through valuable connections, information and opportunities.

“Hutch” is also the Managing Partner for JHJ Marketing Group, LLC; an integrated marketing firm delivering profitable  engagements with affluent consumers of color. Hutch enjoyed a successful career as a radio executive. From 2002 through 2008, he served separate stints as General Sales Manager for three of the nation’s top five urban radio stations beginning with Houston’s KMJQ-¬‐FM, Majic 102, Atlanta’s WVEE-¬‐FM, V-¬‐103, and ended with Miami’s WEDR–‐FM, 99JAMZ.

Horace C. Hord, Jr.

Senior Vice President Horace Hord is Senior Vice President for Corporate Relations and Business Development for ICABA™ Media Holdings, LLC . His responsibilities include developing impactful partner relationships with major corporations that add value to ICABA™ by way of revenue and/or strategic promotional value. Horace also identifies and develops major corporate brand association opportunities.

Horace has excelled in developing corporate partnerships in the Global Travel & Tourism Industry for over 30 years, earning recognition as a leading agent for change in the marketplace. Hord has the distinction of having held top executive positions in the Airline, Hotel, and Cruise Line industries. By aligning people to common goals, he has consistently succeeded in improving both corporate image and revenue.

Charles Smart

Chief Technology Officer Charles Smart is an information management and data security expert with over 15 years experience consulting with Fortune 500 companies to improve their data architecture and align it with their corporate strategy. With technology experience across the financial, leisure, agriculture, construction, federal and IT industries married with his international business ventures, Charles brings a global view of technology and how to leverage it across multiple disciplines.  He is an avid traveller and adventurer with a love for the arts and a passion for philanthropy. He has blended his professional expertise with his passion for art to create philanthropic vehicles to help underprivileged women and children all over the world.

Charles was born in Jamaica but has lived on 5 different continents and has a rich Sierra Leonean heritage inherited from his Great Great Grandfather who is one of Sierra Leone’s national heroes.

Marvenia Fowler

Executive Director Marvenia Fowler is Executive Director of ICABA (International Career and Business Alliance). Her responsibilities include member experience, program development and management.

Prior to joining ICABA, Marvenia worked with the Miami Fellows Initiative, Black Executive Forum, Fowler Consulting Group & Training, The Champion Services Group, Inc. Crossroad Consulting Group and Ryder System, Inc., a Fortune 500 company specializing in logistics and transportation. While in her corporate role at Ryder System, she was successful in developing and implementing corporate-wide programs and effectively worked with all levels of executive management.

Since leaving Ryder, Marvenia has combined consulting and employment relationships with for-profit and non-profit corporations.

Fowler is single and has (2) daughters, Jacquelyn and Monique and (2) grandchildren. She is a member of Unity on the Bay Church and resides in Miami, Florida.

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