We are very lucky to have a wealth of resources in our region to help individuals create and build new businesses. That includes the St. Louis Regional Chamber, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Asian American Chamber of Commerce as well as the newly formed local chapter of the US Black Chamber. Collectively, our local Chambers help business owners thrive and create a strong, supportive environment that attracts new businesses and helps local firms expand their footprint. At the heart of what they do is build community and connect people in meaningful ways that lead to success. During this episode, we have a full house of Chamber representatives in studio to help us better understand how they add value to and stimulate growth in our local economy.
From promoting international trade and helping immigrant entrepreneurs grow their businesses to connecting their own varied constituencies with each other as well as the larger business community, these Chambers are hard at work recruiting and promoting the business leaders who are shaping economic growth and prosperity in our region. Hear from guest Al Li, Veta Jeffrey, Marvin Steele and Sarah Arnosky about how their organizations are advancing racial equity, creating minority business growth accelerators and increasing entrepreneurial success through networking and connectedness.
In this episode:
-How are the Chambers of Commerce great conduits for your business if you are looking to start, expand or enter new markets
-What is the vantage point of businesses from the Chamber level
-What attracts new people to our region
-Where does creativity creates opportunity