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Diverse Interests Round Table

The strength and stability of a community comes from the recognition and inclusion of its diversity. The Diverse Interests Round Table provides an open-minded environment that allows for the sharing of triumphs and failures, challenges and opportunities, best practices and necessary changes. By connecting with, learning from and doing business with one another, we can change the dynamics of our economy and grow together.

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About the project

Project Phase (Pre-concept, Concept, Plan, Develop, Available, Archive)

Archive Phase


Impacts

PlanScape Impacts :

Level 1: Best Practice, Business Process, Diversity and Inclusion, Economic Development, Networking, Workforce Development

Level 2: Civic Engagement, Diversity and Inclusion, Economic Diversification, Leadership, Networking, Roundtable

DMC Impacts:

Community Health Impacts:


Collaborators

Contact: Paul Richardson ; Email: prichardson@rochestermnchamber.com ; Phone: TBD

Lead Organization: Rochester-area Chamber of Commerce

Known/Likely Collaborators: Rochester-area Chamber of Commerce

Potential Collaborators:


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Detailed Description

 

As part of its Diversity in Business Initiative, the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce is working with the community to create a “Diverse Interests Round Table”. 

Dan Aguilar, CEO of Smart Home Innovations & Engineering, Inc., has agreed to organize the formation of this round table and serve as its first chair. Working with a small group of small and diverse business leaders, we have developed a working vision statement for this group:

The strength and stability of a community comes from the recognition and inclusion of its diversity. The Diverse Interests Round Table provides an open-minded environment that allows for the sharing of triumphs and failures, challenges and opportunities, best practices and necessary changes. By connecting with, learning from and doing business with one another, we can change the dynamics of our economy and grow together.

 

 

 

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Related PlanScape Status

Best Practice, Business Process, Diversity and Inclusion, Economic Development, Networking, Workforce Development  

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Last modified by allnode on 2017/05/05
Created by support on 2016/04/15

 

 

 

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    demonstration
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