Welcome to our trusted community of professionals and entrepreneurs building relationships to enhance our careers, businesses and lifestyle.

Our Vision

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

Our Mission

Connect accomplished black professionals and entrepreneurs to valuable relationships, information, and opportunities to achieve career, business and lifestyle aspirations.

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EXPAND YOUR NETWORK

Build valuable connections in-person at our events, and extend those relationships through our trusted social network.

BUILD WEALTH

An expanding professional network is absolutely critical to growing your net worth.

ENHANCE YOUR CAREER

Search for jobs globally, receive career alerts via text or email, and get valuable career guidance with access to the ICABA Career Center.

BECOME EMPOWERED

Building wealth and valuable relationships enables you to be self-determining and control your destiny.  Build wealth by expanding your network through ICABA.

BOOST BUSINESS SUCCESS

Access profitable relationships, information and opportunities to grow your business.

ENJOY AFFLUENT LIFESTYLE

Enjoy affluent lifestyle events and group travel with similarly positioned, and like-minded professionals and entrepreneurs.

RELATIONSHIPS are the FUEL that DRIVES your Career, Business and Lifestyle SUCCESS!

Featured Events x

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

Connect to ICABA 24/7 from Anywhere!

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 Events & Programs x

ICABA Authors Reception

The ICABA Authors Reception showcases local authors in an upscale venue attended by professionals and entrepreneurs.

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 & Wealth Summit

Entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners engaging in a day-long Summit connecting to profitable relationships, information and opportunities to grow their companies and build wealth.

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 2019)

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.

ICABAworld.com Community

ICABA World.com 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

2007

 

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.

2008

 

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.

2009

 

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.

2010-12

 

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.

2013-15

 

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.

2016-17

 

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, ICABAWorld.com adds a social network to its digital 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.

Randolph Dukes, M.S.

Chief Technology Servant Randolph Dukes has more than 20 years of successful experience in Information Technologies (IT) spanning across five (5) industries. With experiences in Legal Practice, Government, Education, Telecommunications and Construction, an extremely diverse work history has been built on multiple degrees; a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Science (both in Computer Information Systems). Randolph has worked with five (5) different Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software products and has performed multiple roles; as a Developer, Systems Analyst, Business Analyst, Project Manager, Database Conversion Analyst & Programmer and Quality Analyst/Tester.

In addition to being an accomplished IT Professional, Mr. Dukes has been a lifelong International traveler with visits to Central America, the Northern and Southern Caribbean and East Africa.

Randolph Dukes is the founder and CEO of North Star Innovations; a Information Technology services & software company dedicated to Modernization, Integration and Innovation.

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.

Contact Us x

Address:150 S. Pine Island Rd.
Iberia Bank Financial Center
Suite 300
Plantation, FL 33324
Phone:(954) 516-7333 Email:ceo@icabaworld.com Web:https://icabaworld.com OpenMonday - Friday 08:00 - 5:00

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