April 3, 2019 at 5:46 pm EST | by Staff reports
NGLCC, other chambers of commerce launch new business owner initiative
National LGBT Chamber of Commerce President Justin Nelson, left, speaks at a press conference at the National Press Club in downtown D.C. on April 2, 2019. NGLCC is among the chambers of commerce that are part of the new Chamber Leadership Development Program that Wells Fargo is supporting. (Photo by Noel St. John/National Press Club)

The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce is among the chambers of commerce that have launched a new initiative that seeks to provide additional support to business owners around the country.

The U.S. Black Chambers Inc., the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, along with the NGLCC, are behind the Chamber Leadership Development Program.

A press release notes the initiative “is aimed at educating and developing leaders of diverse state and local chambers of commerce to support diverse entrepreneurs.” The press release also says the initiative will work with universities and target “more than 400 chamber leaders through innovative programming designed to empower chamber leaders to better serve their local communities of diverse businesses.”

Wells Fargo has made an initial investment of more than $800,000.

NGLCC President Justin Nelson on Tuesday said during a press conference at the National Press Club the initiative plans to work with groups that represent women, veterans and people with disabilities “so that all of our chamber leaders have the skills that they need to be the best they can be and to empower their businesses and their communities.”

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