Our mission is to bring about parity within the business world for minority and women-owned businesses that have been systematically excluded from corporate America.

For over thirty years we have engaged in advocacy on behalf of our members, helping them gain access to new opportunities. We provide referrals and networking opportunities for our members in both the public and private sectors, and encourage and arrange horizontal trade among our members. Active membership is the key to benefiting from the Trade Bureau.

The Trade Bureau holds an open meeting on the first Thursday of every month at 8:00 p.m. at Rainbow PUSH national headquarters in Chicago. It’s a great place to network and get information to help your business or career.


*All members must agree to adhere to the Trade Bureau Code of Coduct.

Basic Membership $300

Silver Membership $500

Gold Membership $1000

Membership Certificate 

+Opportunity to join an industry

Marketing Opportunities

 + Listing in the membership directory

+ Business of the Month on Trade Bureau Web site

Group Discounts 

+ Discounts for Trade Bureau members doing business with Trade Bureau members


+ Discounts on group health insurance

Internet Package 

+ Access to online industry research data of participating corporate partners 

+ Access to bid and procurement opportunities with trading partners on the Web site

Same As Basic Membership Plus:


Additional Meeting Opportunities

+ Exclusive networking reception with Fortune 500 trading partners

+ Opportunity to present at Trade Bureau meeting

+ 2 guest passes for additional employees or guests for use at selected Trade Bureau meetings

Additional Marketing Opportunities

 + One-time advertising on the Trade Bureau website

Same As Silver Membership Plus:


Exclusive Meeting Opportunities

+ Strategic partnering event at Rainbow PUSh annual conference

+ Exclusive networking reception with Fortune 500 trading partners

+ Exclusive meeting with Reverend Jackson

+ 4 guest passes for additional employees or guests for use at selected Trade Bureau meetings

Exclusive Marketing Opportunities

 + Trade Bureau website link to your business website

+ Photo Opportunity with Reverend Jackson

Employment Assistance Initiative

The Rainbow PUSH Coalition’s International Trade Bureau was founded over 30 years ago with one agenda in mind - leveling the economic playing field. It grew out of the commercial division of Operation Breadbasket and continues today by assisting its members in various service industries.

As a response to today’s tight job market, ITB is launching an Employment Assistance Initiative. It is our goal to bring qualified individuals to the attention of potential employers for their consideration. Our role is to get your information to potential employers who may or may not seek you out for an interview. We do not participate in the decision-making process.

Click on the button below to fill out and submit your Employment Assistance Initiative registration form. All information is secure and will not be shared with third parties. After submitting your application, you will be contacted by a representative of the Employment Assistance Initiative with further information.

*Remember, participating in this program does not guarantee an interview or job placement