The Kilgore Chamber recognizes that full potential is realized when diversity and inclusion is the standard to strengthen and impact our community. The Kilgore Chamber’s commitment to this charge is evidenced in our internal and external leadership in the work of diversity and inclusion.
Kilgore Chamber of Commerce Diversity and Inclusion Purpose:
The Kilgore Chamber endeavors to ensure diversity and inclusion is an integral part of all aspects of the Chamber’s operations and strategic initiatives. As part of this charge, the Chamber works continually to allow every possible advantage for economic parity and community prosperity.
The Chamber achieves this by:
- Advocating for economic inclusion
- Cultivating diversity leadership by providing resources and opportunities for historically underserved populations to connect, learn and grow
- Facilitating minority business growth and development
- Engaging in diverse community impact
The Chamber defines diversity as any respect in which people or groups may differ, including race, gender, ethnicity, national origin, age, ability, beliefs, sexual orientations and business size/type. All Chamber initiatives designed to impact economic development through diversity and inclusion target underrepresented populations in the Kilgore area. Recognizing we are after optimal impact, some programs and initiatives are designed to target specific demographic groups. Those decisions are based on need, volume and the Chamber’s ability to make the biggest impact essential to create a thriving, vibrant community.