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  • South Tampa Chamber Joins National Initiative to Address Inequality of Opportunity

    The South Tampa Chamber of Commerce is proud to partner with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on a national initiative to address inequality of opportunity.

    The South Tampa Chamber, along with 426 organizations representing 47 states, 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 South Tampa Chamber will host local and industry dialogues to further the discussion.

    South Tampa Chamber CEO, Kelly Flannery, said “There is no one solution to this problem and we commit to work side by side with our members, partners, and the greater Tampa Bay community in the coming weeks, months and years to create lasting change and equality for all. We recognize that statements such as this do not mean much unless they are followed by action.

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

    Read more about the U.S. Chamber’s Equality of Opportunity Initiative here.

    About the South Tampa Chamber: 
    Established in 1926, the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce is an association of more than 650 businesses, organizations and individuals working together to make the South Tampa community the best place to live, work, and play. Its active membership consists of local businesses, professionals, non-profits and government representatives who enjoy connecting to the community though advocacy, educational and leadership opportunities. The South Tampa Chamber is recognized as a Certified Plus Chamber by the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals and a Three-Star Chamber of Valor by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. www.SouthTampaChamber.org