Growing Unity Inclusion Diversity & Equity (GUIDE)

Growing Unity Inclusion Diversity & Equity (GUIDE)

A program of the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce

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 Jeremy Teruel at (209) 292-8429 or


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Upcoming Events:

Check back often for information on upcoming meeting and events.

  • Hispanic Serving Institutions Employer Summit 2022: University Diversity Recruiting, Deconstructed  
    Wednesday, August 10, 2022
    8:45am – 1:45pm PST
    Register Here

    Does your company hire students right out of college? Is university diversity recruiting a topic you are interested in gaining more insight on? If so—read on!  


    We are excited to invite you to join us virtually for the HSI Career Collaborative’s 2nd Annual Employer Summiton Wednesday, August 10th between 8:45 AM – 1:45 pm PST. The virtual platform we are using, Hopin, allows you to do just that—hop in and out of the conference as your work day allows. You won’t have to create another online account—you can use your LinkedIn account to log in. 


    This year’s summit theme is University Diversity Recruiting, Deconstructed. An event highlight is our keynote: Delete Bias from Your Job Descriptions. Katrina Kibben, a LinkedIn Top Voice, SHRM keynote speaker, and job posting expert can help your organization increase engagement with diverse candidates—you won’t want to miss this session (11:00 am – 12:15 pm PST)!  


    Throughout the summit, there will be conversations with first-generation students, student organization leaders, and employers about topics such as: what are some challenges they are facing with recruiting, what companies do that works well for students and their current employees, and what success looks like from a diversity recruiting perspective. You can ask the panelists questions in advance (via registration) or ask them in real-time during the Q&A via chat.  


    Stanislaus State is a proud member of the Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) Career Collaborativewhich brings together 14 HSIsfrom across the country with at least 51% Latinx enrollment with the goal of building recruiting partnerships with the top employers in the nation like you! This complimentary summit is brought to you by the generous support of our lead sponsor, H-E-B. 


    For more detailed information and to register for the Employer Summit, click here. Thank you as always for your support. We look forward to “seeing” you in August!  

  • SCORE Webinar
    Live Q&A – Expert Advice and Solutions for Black-Owned Business Challenges

    Thursday, August 11, 2022
    10:00am PDT
    Register Here

    National Black Business Month was created to recognize and support the economic development of black entrepreneurs and business owners from across the United States.

    Join us for an hour-long Q&A session to answer your questions about starting, managing, and maintaining your business.

    Dedicated to answering your questions, we have invited small business expert Marc E. Parham, financial expert Phyllis Johnson, and e-commerce expert John Lawson.

Past Presentations:

Stockton Symphony Presentation: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) becomes Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) 
Click Here to download the PowerPoint Slides