The 7th annual DBC Diversity Summit is October 14th at the Bryant Conference Center from 9-11 a.m. Register to attend this year's event as we learn about Removing the Barriers to Equity and Inclusion from Dr. James King, Jr. Associate Dean of The University of Alabama Culverhouse College of Business, and from our keynote speaker, Mr. Mamadou Diop, General Manager of Operations for Amazon-BHM1 as he talks about Creating an Inclusive Work Environment. Cost to attend is $35 per Chamber member ($40 per nonmember). Vendor opportunities are still available at $200 per table, which includes skirted table and breakfast for two.

Many thanks to our 2021 presenting sponsors, Cadence Bank and The University of Alabama College of Continuing Studies.

Diverse Business Council

In 2012, the Chamber launched the Minority Business Council, but recently change its name to the Diverse Business Council. Although its mission is to foster the growth and competitiveness of minority owned businesses in West Alabama, DBC provides inclusive programming that is beneficial to a diverse workforce. The DBC's objectives are:

  • Provide a network of support that will help advance minority businesses.
  • Strengthen minority owned businesses through strategic planning and effective leadership.
  • Address educational, financial and business concerns of minority owned businesses.
  • Facilitate workshops and other educational opportunities for entrepreneurs to improve business skills, enhance knowledge, training and seek funding sources.
  • Assist in encouraging relationships and partnerships with all businesses to ensure sustainability and success.
  • Build a minority prospect base to be used as a recruiting source to fill leadership roles within the Chamber and other civic organizations.
  • Empower minority owned businesses, utilizing resources from the Chamber and local government, to improve the local economy.

Carolyn Tubbs
Director of Education Programs
(205) 391-0556 |