NewsLocal News


Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce hosts townhall, discusses policy changes

Posted at 4:48 AM, Feb 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-28 13:10:35-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — How to move us forward, that's what members of the Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce, along with Florida State University President John Thrasher, county, and city leaders discussed this Saturday in a town hall.

They're checking the progress in 10 policy proposals presented by the chamber in 2020.

The city and county have set aside $1 million for a micro-lending program for businesses.

The chamber says there is still work to be done, although believes we've come a long way.

"I think every African American-owned business in our community is interested in not only providing a great good and a great service, they just need the opportunity," said Antonio Jefferson of the Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce.

The chamber says they hope to hold these round table discussions for minority-owned businesses every six months.