The chamber seeks to fill a gap between minority and women-owned businesses and the northern Florida economy, the chair, Sean Pittman, said at a news conference November 14 to announce the formation of the group.
Capital Regional Medical Center is the chamber’s first corporate member, the Democrat reports. The center purchased $1.5 million in supplies and services from minority businesses in 2011, its president told the Democrat, and expects to have spent about the same in 2012.
Read the entire article: New Big Bend Minority Chamber to serve 5-county region (pdf) (Tallahassee Democrat, 11/14/12).
For more information: Groups come together to establish Big Bend Minority Chamber (WCTV, 11/14/12)