Posted by: Tampa Bay Chamber on Friday, April 30, 2021

From the Tampa Bay Chamber Chair

A Chat with Tampa Bay Chamber Chair Yvette Segura

Q1 has wrapped, and the Minority Business Accelerator is in full swing. Program Director Avril Stinson, invited current Tampa Bay Chamber Chair Yvette Segura, to share some of her insight regarding the Chamber’s Inclusive Organization Pillar and the importance of DE&I to our business community.

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Minority Business Accelerator at Women of Influence

Members of the Minority Business Accelerator Cohorts with Program Director, Avril Stinson at the 2021 Women of Influence Luncheon.

Tampa Bay Chamber President & CEO, Bob Rohrlack with 2020 Woman of Influence Award winner, Dianne Jacob (PNC), and 2021 winner, Rita Lowman (Pilot Bank).

Cohort Spotlight

2021 Cohort member, Ashley Butler (Ice Cold Air), is the keynote speaker for the upcoming Competitive Edge series. Ashley will be sharing the importance of authenticity, introspection, and community leadership for entrepreneurs and professionals.

2022 Cohort member, One Day Came Inc., has been honored as a 2021 Best Places to Work.

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Inaugural 2019 cohort member and current Co-Chair of Cohort 2022, Derek Mateos and the Matcon team, recently made a trip to Dunbar Elementary School to give the pet rabbits there a much-needed housing upgrade. Matcon donated a new pen to keep the bunnies safe, healthy and happy.

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2022 Cohort member, Livy O's Catering Co., is now serving up homestyle cooking at the new SPC Deuces Den at the Midtown Center.

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