Tampa, FL— The Tampa Bay Chamber announced that the Minority Empowerment Program will run for another year thanks to the local businesses sponsoring the program. The sponsors include the founding sponsor of the program AT&T, as well as Amgen, Bank of America, Moffitt Cancer Center, Nielsen, Regions Bank and the Whiting Turning Contracting Company. The Minority Empowerment Program will provide one-year, top-tier chamber memberships to Black and Hispanic-owned businesses and nonprofits that are not already chamber members.
“We know and understand the important relationships and business growth that can result from being a member of the chamber. It’s critically important to our community’s future that Black owned businesses and non-profits have an opportunity to benefit from the value the Chamber provides.” said Edwin Narain, Director of External and Legislative Affairs, AT&T.
The Minority Empowerment Program was designed to foster greater diversity, equity, and inclusion across the local business community. By welcoming more businesses and nonprofits into chamber membership, the Tampa Bay Chamber will be better positioned to listen to the input, and represent the perspectives, of Black and Hispanic-owned organizations that are vital to the economic and social health of the Tampa Bay area. The result will be a more inclusive and equitable approach toward business growth and community engagement throughout the region, while also connecting more businesses with Chamber resources for growth.
“We are proud to see our members and our community as a whole coming together in an impactful way to continue bringing positive change to Tampa Bay. We can’t wait to give a warm welcome to the new Black and Hispanic-owned businesses and non-profits that will be joining the Tampa Bay Chamber from this initiative in 2022, said Bob Rohrlack, President & CEO of the Tampa Bay Chamber.
The businesses selected to go through the Minority Empowerment Program for 2022 are listed below:
Skilled Workforce Talent Solutions
Milena International Inc
Soulful Teacakes & Sweets LLC
The program participants will have a Chamber membership that runs from thru December 31, 2022.