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 minority-owned businesses in the chamber’s membership

3. Increase the number of minority-owned business startups

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 

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

Tikola McCree Lower res

Tikola McCree

Union County Association of Realtors

Melanie Miller Headshot 2022

Melanie Miller

The Arc of Union/Cabarrus, Inc.

SARAH 2022 2

Sarah Rynne

Whitley Mortgage Associates, Inc.

John Tillman

Goodlife Coaching and Personal Development

Robinson Urbina

Robinson's Splendor Cleaning Services, LLC

Sherry Washington

South Piedmont Community College

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.