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Strengthening Minority Entrepreneurship

The Business Diversity Initiative (BDI) seeks to strengthen minority entrepreneurship and integrate minority business owners into Elkhart’s diverse commercial environment.

Our Goals are to:

  • Assist in developing business ideas and creating new businesses
  • Identify and provide resources for established entrepreneurs who are looking to expand their business
  • Connect minority business entrepreneurs with a broad array of organizations and opportunities for networking, collaboration, and professional involvement in the local business community

Fortaleciendo el Emprendimiento Minoritario

La iniciativa de diversidad empresarial (BDI, por su sigla en inglés), busca fortalecer el emprendimiento minoritario e integrar a los propietarios de negocios minoritarios al diverso entorno comercial de Elkhart.

Objetivos

  • Ayudar en el desarrollo de ideas de negocios y la creación de nuevos negocios
  • Identificar y proporcionar recursos para los empresarios establecidos que buscan expandir sus negocios
  • Conectar a empresarios de negocios minoritarios con una amplia gama de organizaciones y oportunidades para establecer contactos, colaboración y participación profesional en la comunidad empresarial local

Council Meeting Time: 3rd Monday at 9 am

Council Chair:  Adriana Garcia Bontreger, Centier Bank

Board Liaisons:  Shanon Buari, Anderson, Agostino & Keller, PC and Yolo López DeMarco, Center for Healing and Hope

Staff Liaison: Carolina Pagán

Chamber Events

Wed 19
Thu 20

Women’s Council 2021 Planning Retreat

August 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Thu 27
Sep 15

Front Line Leadership Training Series

September 15 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Oct 13

OSHA 10 Hour General Industry Training – 2020

October 13 @ 8:00 am - October 14 @ 5:00 pm