Black- and Diverse-Owned Business Series

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The Detroit Regional Chamber is hosting a series of events across 2021-2022 to help small, medium, and large diverse-owned businesses in Southeast Michigan grow. The Black- and Diverse-Owned Business series will provide resources to businesses, with the areas of focus being access to capital, procurement, digital divide, policy needs, talent access, and chief executive officer concierge services.

All events in the series are free to attend, but registration is required.

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Upcoming Events

Stay tuned for upcoming events in the Black- and Diverse-Owned Business Series.


Previous Events

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How to Access Procurement Opportunities

Listen to a panel of professionals discuss procurement opportunities and resources for small diverse-owned businesses in Michigan as well as upcoming matchmaking events.

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Supplier Diversity in Financial Services

The Detroit Regional Chamber and Michigan Economic Development Corp.’s Pure Michigan Business Connect hosted a free matchmaking event for diverse-owned businesses in Michigan and Michigan-based financial institutions and banks, including Comerica Bank, Fifth Third Bank, Huntington National Bank, and Rock Central. Diversity and economic development partners also provided resources to attendees.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Small Businesses

Listen to a panel of professionals in Southeast Michigan about the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion for small businesses, initiatives. that will help the small business landscape, and how Detroit-based businesses can get priority consideration in procurement opportunities.

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How to Access Small Business Funding

Listen to a panel of finance professionals during a virtual discussion about venture capital and traditional funding opportunities for small businesses in Southeast Michigan and a Q&A with the panelists.

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