Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Union County Minority Business Makeover Contest Winner Announcement

The Union County Chamber and the Small Business Center at South Piedmont Community College collaborated to host the Union County Minority Business Makeover Contest. The winner, chosen by an independent selection committee, will receive 50 hours of consulting services for their business, along with advertising and promotional opportunities.

Mission of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee

To bring awareness of diversity and inclusion by empowering our members and community at large.

Vision Statement

To advance equal opportunity in Union County

Work Areas:

1. Increase awareness of diversity among current members

2. Increase the number of under-resourced businesses in the chamber’s membership

3. Increase the number of under-resourced business startups

4. Increase workforce development opportunities for under-resourced populations.

Committee Members

Co-Chair 
Dr. Melita Mitchell
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.
Union County Alumnae Chapter

Co-Chair
David Smith
Edward Jones – David E. Smith 

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Pedro Blancas

Larry S Helms & Associates Insurance Services

Dr. Sergio Castello

Wingate University

Bill Durham

Wingate University

Thomas Foster

NC Dept. of Commerce, Div. of Workforce Solutions

Yorda Kidane

Digital Tax Advisory, LLC

Linda Little

Union County Public Schools

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Tikola McCree

Union County Association of Realtors

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Melanie Miller

Union County Community Arts Council

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Sarah Rynne

Whitley Mortgage Associates, Inc.

John Tillman

Union Academy

Robinson Urbina

Robinson's Splendor Cleaning Services, LLC

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Edward Vassar

Atrium Health

Join the Diversity and Inclusion Committee

The Committee is currently full. If you are interested in being added to a waitlist, you can click below and complete the application. Wait list members will be notified when an opening becomes available.