Push aims at business opportunity for minority members, women

Business and community leaders are forming a public-private initiative with the City of Little Rock to bolster internal diversity, equity and inclusion efforts across the city.

Mayor Frank Scott Jr. announced the program Wednesday and called on leadership across the community to dedicate more effort to create opportunities for minorities.

The program, called OpportUNITY, intends to expand access to business opportunities and increase competitiveness in Little Rock by supporting minority and women-owned businesses. Executives from the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock joined the mayor in the announcement.

The unity initiative also was crafted to help bolster recruitment networks and enhance retention and development of a diverse workforce.

Dionne Jackson was appointed Little Rock’s chief equity officer six months ago and is spearheading the city’s effort.

“I cannot emphasize enough the significance of our businesses leading the way by participating in this

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The Kentucky Lake Chamber of Commerce recognizes women in the community who represent their business or organization well. So many leaders have unique backgrounds and stories, and the chamber would like to share those stories.

Director of Marketing, Communications and Business Development

Q: What is a general description of your role with the City of Calvert?

A: “My career responsibilities include overseeing the city’s marketing and communication strategies, as well as overall branding and image. In addition to the marketing role, it is also within my job to seek out small business opportunities for the city and develop and implement plans designed to increase existing business, capture new opportunities, and serve as a liaison between City Hall and Calvert City’s business owners.”

Q: How long have you been with the City of Calvert?

A: “I am originally from Eddyville, Kentucky but married a Calvert City boy and his love for

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New business center wants to clear hurdles for women owners

The Women’s Business Center South opened in Crosstown Concourse on Wednesday.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A new business center for the Mid-South is open to help women-owned businesses succeed, and the support they provide is all free.

The Women’s Business Center South opened inside Crosstown Concourse on Wednesday. It will help cover businesses in Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, and the Florida Panhandle.

“It’s a space where women business enterprises or WBE’s of all types come and find out how to access capital, opportunities for investment, learn how to grow their business if they want procurement opportunities or opportunities to contract with corporations,” Women’s Business Center South Executive Director Vonesha Mitchell said.

The pandemic saw a rise in opportunity with more women opening their own businesses, but it also showed to have disproportionally affect women-owned businesses.

“This is a really pivotal point coming out of the pandemic – how do we support

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