Inclusion serves as major theme during Chamber’s economic roundtable event
More than 30 business leaders and elected officials attended an Economic Equity and Inclusion Roundtable event sponsored by the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce and held Oct. 29 at the MUSC Floyd Conference Center in Florence.
Keynote speaker Rhonda Midgette presented a program titled, “Diversity and Inclusion in the Right Doses - Choosing the Appropriate Measures and Strategies for Your Company.” Midgette is a vice president with TD Bank and is owner of Insightful HR.
A panel of business leaders included Dwayne Brockington of First Reliance Bank, Scotty Davis from the City of Florence, Tyron Jones from Florence-Darlington Technical College and Candace Shiver of the Shiver Group.
Attendees learned about progress, shared opportunities for making a difference in their organizations and networked with others who share a common interest in promoting inclusive practices across all sectors of business and community.
“This was an opportunity to discuss and embrace practical strategies for inclusion” said Les Echols of the Florence Chamber. “Inclusion is sound business practice and often results in added productivity, more innovative business practices and employee engagement.”