The purpose of the Chamber Business Diversity Council is to grow and support minority businesses by facilitating the startup of new businesses and the successful running of existing businesses.
Council Meeting Time: 12:30PM – 2:00PM, every 4th Thursday of each month. (Meetings for the second quarter TBA.)
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2018 Events (dates to be determined):
Summer Social: TBA
September 18: Chamber Business Diversity Luncheon
Holiday Social: December 2018
The CBDC thanks the following businesses for their support of the 2017 Chamber Business Diversity Luncheon.
2017 Chamber Business Diversity Luncheon
The 2017 Chamber Business Diversity Luncheon was a tremendous success! More than 160 people filled the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center to support the Council’s third annual luncheon celebrating business diversity.
Michel Zajur, President/CEO of the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, gave the keynote address with a focus on diversity and inclusion. Eugene and Lorraine Williams were selected the 2017 recipients for the John F. Bell Sr. Vanguard Award.
Many thanks to David Dillehunt and CPA-TV for recording our luncheons to air on Comcast Channel 13.
Chamber Liaison: Andrea Copeland-Whitsett, Director of Member Education Services
Interested minority business enterprises** and nonprofit organizations may contact Andrea Copeland-Whitsett for more information
*Minority Business Enterprise
A Minority Business Enterprise is a business that is at least 51% owned by one or more minority individuals** who are United States citizens or legal resident aliens, or in the case of a corporation, partnership, or limited liability company or other entity, at least 51% of the equity ownership interest in the corporation, partnership or limited liability company or other entity is owned by one or more minority individuals.
-Department of Minority Business Enterprise
Code of the Commonwealth of Virginia — 2007
** African American, Asian American,
Hispanic American, Native American