Today, the Chattooga County Chamber of Commerce announced it is partnering with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on a national initiative to address inequality of opportunity.
The Chattooga County Chamber will join the U.S. Chamber’s national townhall event on June 25 where business and community leaders will discuss concrete actions that can be taken by government and the private sector to address inequality through education, employment, entrepreneurship, and criminal justice reform. As a partner on this important initiative, the Chattooga Chamber will host local and industry dialogues to further the discussion.
Executive Director, Cindy Rivers McGraw, states that the Chamber’s vision to help ALL businesses succeed and achieve their goals is, in and of itself, inclusive. “We have a commitment to our members to enhance the quality of life for all by connecting resources to needs, encouraging local investment and support, and building relationships across all sectors of the community.”
“The moral case for greater diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace is indisputable, and there’s overwhelming evidence that greater diversity benefits the American economy, businesses, communities and employees,” said U.S. Chamber President Suzanne Clark. “We are proud to partner with the Chattooga County Chamber of Commerce on this initiative and help develop a robust plan of action.”
The work of this national initiative will build on the work already undertaken by the Chattooga County Chamber to cultivate and support business and industry in Chattooga County for the betterment of the community.