On the evening of February 26, 2020, members of the African American community and others packed the reception area of the San Bernardino County Museum to attend the 2nd Annual Membership Meeting of the Cooperative Economic Empowerment Movement-IE (CEEM-IE), often referred to as CEEM. The initiative is the brainchild of Reggie Webb, Founder and CEO of Webb Family Enterprises and owner of several McDonald Franchises. He is leading an organizational effort to, “improve Black economic health; work cooperatively with and within our communities; buy and sell within [Black] communities; and earn and share the benefits of, and by participating actively within this nation’s trillion dollar economy.” CEEM is an economic cooperative committed to closing the racial wealth gap by educating, investing in and supporting the African American Professional and entrepreneurial ecosystem. CEEM offers business owners the opportunity to collaborate on a more robust level and provides an opportunity for them to qualify for enhanced educational, financial and professional opportunities as they seek to thrive in the nation’s multi-trillion-dollar economy. To learn more about CEEM and/or to learn how to become a part of this movement visit https://www.ceem.coop/.