The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce Offering Free Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training to all Members
Beginning this fall, The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce is offering Chamber members free Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) trainings through a grant from the Duke Energy Foundation. Trainings will be provided by The Guarden, which offers diversity education training for institutions, corporations, and organizations of all sizes.
The public is invited to join Chamber members on Friday, September 17, 2021, at the annual Health & Business Conference hosted by the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. The conference will be a virtual webinar via Zoom.
The program will be focused on the vision for the health community. Dr. Paul Calkins, Associate Chief Medical Executive of IU Health, Carol Weiss-Kennedy, Director of Community Health of IU Health Bloomington, and Penny Caudill, Administrator of the Monroe County Health Department, will offer insights on what is next to come at the local, regional, and state level.
The event will also include a Q&A portion where attendees will have the opportunity to ask any questions they may have.
PRESS RELEASE: The Chamber’s Bloomington Women in Leadership (BWIL) Hosts First Community Engagement Day
On Friday, August 27, 2021, The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce’s Bloomington Women in Leadership (BWIL) will host its first Community Engagement Day. BWIL is a professional women’s group that empowers, inspires, and engages through mentorship, professional development, and community. This first Community Engagement Day will be a donation drive for The RISE! families, a transitional housing community for women and their families affected by domestic abuse.
The donation drive will be in the parking lot across the street from First United Methodist Church from 10:00AM – 2:00PM. The BWIL steering committee requests the public and local businesses take part in bringing donations of new or very gently used household items to the corner of 4th Street and Washington Street at the donation tent.
This morning, the Monroe County Board of Commissioners approved a new Health Order and Regulation from the Monroe County Health Department that states masks or face coverings will be required to be worn over an individuals nose and mouth in all indoor public places regardless of vaccination status. This step is being taken due to the sharp increase in COVID-19 cases, positivity rate, the Delta variant, and the new CDC guidance. This mandate will go into effect on Thursday, August 5th at 8:00am. Businesses will be required to post signage regarding this mandate. You can stop by the Chamber office to pick up these signs and the County will also have these signs available.
Sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Melanie Walker, President and CEO of TASUS and Tsuchiya Group North America, and an Indiana University Trustee
The members, Board of Directors, and staff of the Chamber of Commerce would like to express their sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Melanie Walker, President and CEO of TASUS and Tsuchiya Group North America, and an Indiana University Trustee. Known as an astute businessperson, inspiring leader, strong advocate for underserved children and great friend to Indiana University, she will be greatly missed by many in our community. Melanie’s death is a loss to the many of us who knew her quick wit and her smile. Chamber Board Chair from 1999-2000 and Women Excel Bloomington 2013 Honoree, Melanie led many boards and organizations throughout her career with excellence and dedication. Our prayers are with her family and friends during this difficult time.
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