Columbus Chamber program helps small businesses with diversity

Since the racial justice awakening of 2020, there has been a renewed interest and large corporations’ diversity efforts, with customers and employees calling on the companies to diversify their boards and C-suites, and work with more minority suppliers.

To help smaller businesses do the same, the Columbus Chamber of Commerce and Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio have launched Next Level DEIA, a free program for small to mid-sized companies.

The organizations have agreed to sponsor 25 businesses and some nonprofits in two sessions. The program will guide the establishments in examining their diversity, equity, inclusion and access (DEIA) needs, help them build a plan and provide coaching as they implement that plan.

The program will be directed in part by Ted Sun, president and chief innovation officer at Transcontinental University in Dublin.

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