Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Join the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

Applications are now open to join the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
Click on the link below to learn more and apply if you are interested in applying.
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Mission of the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee

To bring awareness of diversity, equity, 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

Dr. Melita Mitchell headshot

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

David Smith headshot

David Smith
Edward Jones – David E. Smith 

Vania Bredy Headshot

Vania Bredy

Bredy Physical Therapy and Sports Rehab

Sergio-Castello Headshot

Dr. Sergio Castello

Wingate University

Michael Evola Headshot

Michael Evola

Michael T. Evola, Notary Public

Thomas Foster headshot

Thomas Foster

NC Dept. of Commerce, Div. of Workforce Solutions

Chrissy Henderson Headshot

Chrissy Henderson

C. Lynn Management Services

Yorda Kidane headshot

Yorda Kidane

Digital Tax Advisory, LLC

Linda Little headshot

Linda Little

Union County Public Schools

Melanie Miller headshot

Melanie Miller

Union County Community Arts Council

Vicki Stathopoulos

Sparks Group

Eddie Vassar Headshot

Edward Vassar

Atrium Health

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.