Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)
As advocates for diversity, equity, and inclusion in our society and our economy, the West Coast Chamber stands in solidarity against racism.
Our vision is to ensure that our community is a vibrant place to live, learn, work and play. For our community to achieve its true potential, we believe every citizen must be included in our shared prosperity. We challenge business and community leaders, ourselves and each person in our region to actively work towards a better understanding of one another and commit to actions which produce a more inclusive community and economy.
We look forward to being in conversation and partnership with you as we move forward to listen, learn, and, most importantly, act toward the unity and equity we all desire.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Resources for Your Business:
The Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance works to dismantle barriers to ensure people of all ethnic backgrounds have equal access and opportunity to participate fully in the life of the community.
Develops and carries out equity plan, identifies and corrects bias in Ottawa County operations and service delivery.
Out on the Lakeshore provides a community center for the LGBTQ+ community to provide programming, resources, support, and education to LGBTQ+ people and allies.
Each year Lakeshore Disability Networks helps over 1,500 people with disabilities. They serve people with any kind of disability, including some that may be “invisible,” such as learning disorders.
Founded in 1977, the MMSDC certifies minority businesses, develops their capacity and facilitates inclusive procurement opportunities.
Guided by data and informed by conversations with business, government, academic, and civic leaders, the U.S. Chamber’s Equality of Opportunity Initiative (EOI) advances public and private sector solutions to help close opportunity gaps.
The Great Lakes Women’s Business Council is a nonprofit champion for women and minority businesses. We provide access to capital, certification for women-owned businesses, corporate contracting opportunities, and small business educational support.
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