ABOUT GUIDE

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The Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to promoting and practicing values that will tie the community closer together through cross-culturalism showcased within our richly diverse community. In leading by example, the Chamber has inaugurated the Growing Unity Inclusion Diversity & Equity (GUIDE) program.

Through this initiative it is the goal of the Chamber to optimize Chamber advocacy, elevate and transition community conversations and to demonstrate the power of diversity in Stockton and San Joaquin County. As the Chamber represents thousands of voices of local business people, we must ensure that there is no room for intolerable actions that pose as a barrier to participate in any activity of the Chamber based on economic position, gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability. It is only because of these differences that we can acknowledge the different barriers within the community to actively work to deconstruct the barriers for the community citizens.

GUIDE was created on the platform to build and sustain an equitable, inclusive business environment in Stockton, San Joaquin County and our region. Additionally, to become a civic model for the implementation of diversity, equity and inclusion strategies that advance education, innovation, and economic growth in the Central Valley.

For more information about the GUIDE Program and to be added to the meeting notification list please contact Timm Quinn at tquinn@stocktonchamber.org, or (209) 292-8423.

RESOURCES

How We Think About Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace

Learn from Blue Beyond Consulting, the basic concepts of what DEI is and basic terminology.

Why DEI is Important: Nine Benefits of Strong DEI in the Workplace

Find out how your business can benefit from implementing DEI programs and initiatives. Insight Global is a staffing agency that provides training and services for those that are interested in making their workplace more diverse, inclusive and equitable.

12 PROFESSIONAL NETWORKS FOR LGBTQ+ PROFESSIONALS or ENTREPENEURS

To help you discover the best LGBTQ+ professional networks, SCORE asked business leaders and entrepreneurs this question for their best recommendations. Click here for their answers.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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FALL WEBINAR SERIES

Join us for these informative and captivating webinars where we will discuss a variety of topics involving DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion).

January 25, 2024
12pm – 1pm

Inclusion of Veterans

Speaker : Josh Hunsucker, Principal Attorney at Neumiller & Beardslee, Athletic Director for Team Red, White & Blue, and founding member of the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisor’s Veteran Advisory committee

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PAST PRESENTATIONS

DEI Webinar Part 3: Inclusion of Veterans

DEI Webinar Part 2: Keeping the ‘I’ in DEI: Inclusion of those with Development and Disabilities

DEI Webinar Part 1: What’s in an Acronym? An introduction to DEI.

Stockton Symphony Presentation: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) becomes Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA)

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