Wednesday, November 25, 2020 9:47 pm

Chandler Chamber joins national effort on race, ‘inequality of opportunity’

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter

The Chandler of Commerce is among business groups across the country partnering with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on an initiative on the ‘inequality of opportunity’.

The effort by business groups come after George Floyd protests and unrest have gripped U.S. cities and communities and highlighted racism and policing.

The U.S. Chamber will host a national town hall event on June 25th bringing together community and business leaders to talk about concrete steps that can be taken to address racial and social inequalities through entrepreneurship, jobs, education,  and criminal justice reforms.

“As our nation struggles with equality and inclusion issues, the Chandler Chamber will continue to work with community leaders to identify opportunities that will generate lasting change – now and for years to come. We are committed to doing our part to provide businesses equal access to high quality services no matter their race, religion, economic or ethnic background,” said Terri Kimble, President/CEO of the Chandler Chamber of Commerce.

The 1,400-member Chandler Chamber held a recent forum with local leaders on diversity and inclusion.
(click here for video).

Chandler and Gilbert both saw small Black Lives Matter rallies while Phoenix and Scottsdale saw larger protests and unrest.

“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 Chandler Chamber on this initiative and help develop a robust plan of action.” 

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