Diversity Programs – The Diversity Council was formed in 2008 and is responsible for a number of programs. The mission of the Council is to aid small, minority and women business-owners and address any unique needs or issues; promote community involvement; host the Annual Lake Norman Region Women’s Conference; host forum(s) in collaboration with Central Piedmont Community College for Chamber Members and Community Citizens on diversity issues which impact race, culture, sexual identity, and other factors impacting our community and region; and host the Annual Diversity Luncheon.
Diversity Council Lunch n’ Learns – Once a quarter the Diversity Council hosts a Lunch n’ Learn program on a topic that brings awareness to an issue impacting our community along racial, gender, cultural lines. The programs are often held at Central Piedmont Community College – Merancas Campus in Huntersville and may include student participation. Informative programs have included topics ranging from Hiring Practices to the controversial HB2 (House Bill 2) and MeToo.
Annual Diversity Luncheon – The Diversity Council hosts an Annual Luncheon each September. Attendees are treated to an inspiring message followed by awards presented to the Corporation, Non-Profit, Small Business, and Individual who promotes inclusiveness and diversity in their workplace and community.
Annual Women’s Conference – The Diversity Council hosts a luncheon each Spring attended by more than 100 Female CEO’s and Managers. The program features a variety of women who have excelled in their chosen industries and fields of endeavor.