Stockton Chamber of Commerce Growing Unity Inclusion Diversity and Equity logo

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 (209) 292-8423 or tquinn@stocktonchamber.org



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

January 2023 (Date and Time TBA)

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

Registration Information Coming Soon


California is the second most diverse state in the U.S. We are engaging with diverse employees, customers, and other stakeholders. Businesses need to increase representation, build greater inclusion, drive positive change and ensure accountability. This program is designed to deliver the essential curriculum, collaboration, and connections needed to help you understand the challenges and opportunities with making this important strategic change in your organization.

This 2-day certificate program is for executives and leadership teams who have the initiative and influence to advance diversity and inclusion efforts.

Our speakers, Cecilia Ruvalcaba and Chris Sablynski will be discussing the topics of:

  • Defining Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Understanding our own biases and the impact of unconscious bias
  • Recognizing the value of diverse teams and organizations
  • Strategies and organization interventions for blocking bias, and promoting DEI
  • Collaborating with your leadership team to drive culture change
  • Measuring and evaluating DEI initiatives in your organization

$775 - Chamber Members save $75. Use code GSCC75

Classes will be held on Dec. 12 and 19, 2023 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM in the Westgate Center on the University of the Pacific Campus.

Register Online Here.

Please call 209-946-2956 or email westgate@pacific.edu for more information.


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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