SANTA CLARITA, CA (June 23, 2022) — The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce today announced the launch of its new Black Business Council which will work to inspire, empower, and promote the economic growth and sustainability of black businesses, entrepreneurs, and professionals within the Santa Clarita Valley.
Longtime resident, Local entrepreneur and Black business owner, Di Thompson, will serve as the inaugural chair of the newly formed Black Business Council. Thompson is an independent Realtor with eXp Realty and a member of the SCV Chamber Board of Directors.
“As the Santa Clarita Valley grows and economically diversifies, it’s important to support the creation and growth of Black businesses to allow for wealth creation and economic empowerment opportunities in a growing facet of our community,” said Thompson. “In just the last several months, we’ve seen more black businesses joining the SCV Chamber and growing their businesses which shows the strength of our Black business community in the SCV.”
The goals of the Black Business Council are to amplify the efforts of Black-owned businesses; provide support, advocacy, awareness, and consultation; eliminate barriers to opportunities; address issues unique to black owned businesses, professionals, and their families; and encourage entrepreneurship, career opportunities and career development, and community engagement.
“For the last 18 months, the SCV Chamber leadership has reached out to individual black-owned businesses and professionals to begin a dialog and establish relationships that laid the foundation for the creation of this new Council,” said Ivan Volschenk, President and CEO of the SCV Chamber. “We are continuing our work to build a more diverse and inclusive business community which represents all businesses in the Santa Clarita Valley.”
Anyone who is interested in joining or finding out more information about the council can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT THE SANTA CLARITA VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The SCV Chamber is the largest business membership organization in the Santa Clarita Valley representing more than a 65,000-member workforce. The Chamber serves as “The Voice of Business” working as the SCV’s leading business advocacy organization in the third largest city in the County of Los Angeles. Founded in 1923, the Chamber works to advocate for, educate and connect the business community.
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