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Minority and Women Owned Business Organization

Minority and Women-Owned or Managed Business Development Program

Contact:  Vanessa Lynch, Executive Director     

Off: 334 567 4811

Email: vlynch@wetumpkachamber.org


Local Resources Convene to Support Local Businesses


The Minority and Women Owned Business Development Task force (MWB) of the Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce, has organized an exciting series of events for 2012 titled “Ask the Experts”.  The purpose is to help build relationships between Chamber small businesses and resources located in the community. 


 Industry professionals will be on hand to offer tips, answer questions, and develop working relationships with member businesses that may need their services.


Ask The Experts 2012 Features:


January 24, 2012:  Kickoff – Take that to the Bank!  Banking experts will discuss the current financial climate, special topics of interest to small businesses and answer questions from the audience. 


March 20, 2012: Marketing Magic. This session will discuss marketing on a shoestring.  The discussion will focus on email marketing and social media.


August 21, 2012: Keep Your Customer.  The third event of the series discusses how to provide top notch customer service.           

October 23, 2012:  Legally Speaking.  During this session, ‘Wetumpka’s Legal Eagles’ will take the stand and testify on pre-defined topics that benefit all small businesses.


Networking begins at 5:30 PM, panel discussions start at 5:45 PM. 


Where:  Jeanette Barrett Civic Room

 297 Wharf St. Wetumpka, AL 36092

Time:    5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

 RSVP:   Contact the Chamber office or a task force chair person


Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce 334 567 4811

Keyesta Sherman, Taskforce Chair 334 478 3864

Marilyn Winborn, Taskforce Chair 334 478 4862






Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce launches new

Minority and Women-Owned or Managed Business Development Program



The Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce has appointed a new task force to reach out to minority and women-owned or managed businesses.


The Wetumpka Area Chamber has identified member businesses fitting this designation and will make their information available to the many organizations wanting to include them in their supply procurement processes. Additionally, non-member minority and women-owned or managed businesses will be invited to join, participate in the activities and take advantage of the opportunities produced by the Task Force’s efforts.


Some 60 people gathered at a “Kick-Off 2010” breakfast on January 15th in the Wetumpka Civic Center.  The program featured guest speaker Harold Boone, Vice-President, Minority Business Development & Leadership Programs, Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Boone addressed issues faced in embracing diversity in the workforce and the community as essential to a vibrant future and understanding how to mobilize diversity as a competitive advantage.


The group selected its logo, which was created in a contest conducted in the Wetumpka High School art class. This logo will be spread upon shirts, cards, placards, etc. to designate the individual members of this group.

For more information on the Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce – Minority and Women-Owned or Managed Business Development initiative, contact the Chamber Director Vanessa Lynch at 334-567-4811.


The Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce, located at 110 East Bridge Street in historic downtown Wetumpka invites the participation of all minority and women owned or managed businesses who share the philosophy of the Chamber’s mission—“to enhance economic vitality and quality of life…by providing vision, leadership, information and services.”  Our Chamber membership investment program is available to any entity wishing to conduct business in and bring positive economic impact to the tri-county area.



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