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Lila A. Jaber, leader of Gunster’s government affairs practice in Tallahassee, is the vice chair of the newly formed Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce, according to the Tallahassee Democrat.

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)

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