Chamber's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
The Madison Area Chamber of Commerce adopted a commitment to diversity and inclusion by
way of The Human Relations Commission, in September 2018. The official statement reads,
“The Madison Area Chamber of Commerce affirms the inherent worth, dignity, and equality of
all people and declare any message of hate or discrimination to be counter to the values of our
diverse and inclusive community.” At the time of the statement's adoption in 2018, the Chamber
joined the commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion along with the following organizations:
The Human Relations Commission, the Office of the Mayor of the City of Madison, the Madison City
Council, the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners, and Hanover College.
The statement has provided a focus and commitment to more diverse and inclusive practices and
continues to shape how the Chamber holds itself accountable today. In February of 2020, the Chamber’s
Board of Directors met and created a strategic plan that outlined objectives for the Chamber over
the next three years. With one of the overarching objectives being to, “provide diversity, equity,
and inclusion education/training for businesses/community.” The Chamber is exploring avenues
to provide educational training and resources to community businesses. If you or someone you know
would be interested in assisting with this initiative please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
By filling out the attached survey, you can help us better understand what educational training local
businesses want and need, in order to create a more welcoming environment for all. Survey responses
will remain anonymous. If you would like to receive future updates about training opportunities or
resources, please enter your contact information at the end of the survey.
If you have any additional questions, comments, or concerns, regarding this diversity and inclusion
education initiative, please contact the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce at email@example.com or 8122653135.