New Initiative: Triangle Small Business Resource Collaboration Committee

Small business leaders and organizers from around the region came together last week for the Chamber’s first Triangle Small Business Resource Collaboration Meeting. This quarterly round table will help us learn more about what the community needs, identify areas where the Chamber can be of service, and enable us to collaborate and share resources with the small business community.

Participants Include:

Small Business Development Team, City of Raleigh
Mark Weldon, Small Business Economic Development Leader
Carl Brooks, Small Business Development Coordinator
Ferdinand Rouse, Small Business Development Coordinator
Hanna Hemphill, Small Business & Workforce Development
Carolina Small Business Development Fund
Kevin Dick, President, and Chief Executive Officer
Lori Diaz, VP of Business Solutions
Ellysa Smith, Human Resource Director
The Wright Village
Mel Wright, Founder and CEO
Black Dollar NC  
Johnny Hackett, Jr., Chief Executive Officer at The Black Dollar Corp.
Wake Tech Small Business
Chris Weeks, Director of Entrepreneurship
Minority Women Business Enterprise, City of Raleigh
Lakesha Shaw MWBE Program Manager
Alisha Puckett, MWBE Coordinator
Maria Torres, MWBE Coordinator
U.S. Small Business Association
Eileen Joyce, Lead Economic Development Specialist US Small Business Administration   

Raleigh Chamber of Commerce
Janet Potter, General Manager/Senior Vice President
Marc Dinitz, Vice President of Marketing and Communications
Dr. Torri A. Staton, Vice President of Diversity, Equity & Inclusivity, Raleigh Chamber
       Director of Equitable Economic Development, Wake County Economic Development
Serenia Parsons, Diversity, Equity & Inclusivity Program Coordinator
Mary Kubeny, Content Manager
Jackie Huitt, Vice President of Membership
Shanita Robinson, Membership Engagement Director

Save the Date for Triangle Small Business Week 2023: April 30 – May 6

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