ELEVATE Minority Business

At the Chamber, we believe in the power of building economic vitality for all. We created our ELEVATE Minority Business program for business owners of color facing complex business growth issues.

Benefits of ELEVATE include a robust system of support — including:

  • business analysis and advice through direct consulting
  • a peer roundtable with other minority business leaders
  • outside expertise from a volunteer Advisory Team, comprised of senior executives,
    mid-level managers, and serial entrepreneurs who can provide counsel in relevant areas of expertise.

 Inaugural Class of 2016-2017

Michael Davenport, Jireh Metal Products, Inc. Javier Olvera, Supermercado Mexico, Inc. Jodi Vanden Berg_Web Ted Vaughn_Web
Michael Davenport
Jireh Metal
Products, Inc.
Javier Olvera
Mexico, Inc.
Jodi Vanden Berg
Advantage Mechanical
Refrigeration, Inc.
Ted Vaughn III
Wholesale Meats

The ELEVATE Minority Business program was made possible by the Grand Rapids Community Foundation and the Frey Foundation.

Lead Sponsors

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Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Care Network