This news article highlighted how The Daytona Beach Regional Chamber partnered with Volusia Hispanic Chamber and the Urban Chamber. Franchisee Carmen Ruiz was interviewed and quoted about how this step is growth toward impacting diversity and inclusion initiatives.
This effort would offer members the needed support and resources from the regional and established chamber to other smaller chambers shared Ruiz. This will also help encourage membership and event collaboration and attendance with the Regional chamber through their combined work.
One specific benefit Ruiz shares in this piece is the availability to join diversity program courses such as one on profit mastery that is open to three members on a team. The article also highlighted the Daytona Business United scholarship program that was created to assist minority businesses in the growth of their business knowledge. With six spots currently available, this program provides membership, event attendance and education at a reduced rate for two years.
The piece ends with a nod to FASTSIGNS franchisee, Carmen Ruiz from Joseph Hearn, VP for the Volusia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He said that this idea came from Carmen who saw this as an opportunity to join forces with other minority organizations in the area for exposure, inclusivity and to have access to resources minorities truly need.
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