In partnership with the myTRI 2030 Inclusion Council and the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce, Greater Columbia Accountable Community of Health is piloting the JEDI Initiative (Environmental Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion) through the JEDI Survey. The JEDI survey is an organizational assessment that will help measure the level of inclusive activities within Tri-City organizations, and help advance the vision to be a courageously authentic community that embraces its growing diversity.
If your organization is located within Benton and Franklin counties and is interested in taking the assessment, please click on the link below or contact Damia at DSafford@gcach.org. Organizations will be provided an incentive of $100.00 to take the survey which will provide GCACH a baseline for the level of DEI policy adoption within the bi-county region.
The Regional Chamber will honor an individual and a member organization with “Tri-Cities Champion of Diversity Awards” during the third day of the Tri-Cities Diversity Summit on November 17, 2021. The Chamber is asking for help from the community to identify the two most-deserving nominees.
The Tri-Cities Champion of Diversity Awards aim to recognize and commend an individual and a member organization that have demonstrated outstanding achievements and sustained commitment to the pursuit of diversity and inclusion in the community and workplace.
The nomination form and award criteria can be found here. The nomination deadline is Friday, October 22.
2020 Award Recipients:
Jordan was selected for his dedication to raising issues of diversity, promoting inter-group relations among persons of different backgrounds, and participating in a variety of corporate or community events that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Pasco School District
Pasco School District (PSD) was selected because of their commitment to a diversified workforce, exhibiting visionary and insightful leadership to resolve inequities, cultivating and promoting diversity initiatives, and more. PSD has a consistent message displayed in their actions of being focused on every individual student. Their leadership is exemplified in their goals, their practices, and their community presence.
Thank you to everyone who came to the ribbon cutting at Crumbl Cookies on Wednesday, October 6, 2021! The business is located at 1102 N. Columbia Center Blvd., Ste. B in Kennewick.
Thank you to everyone who came to the ribbon cutting at Amistad Elementary School on Wednesday, September 29, 2021! The school is located at 123 S. Kent St. in Kennewick.
For 36 years, Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) have helped expand the number of small businesses that successfully compete for and win federal, state, and local government contracts. This September, PTACs from around the country are coming together for one special day to celebrate the success of the tens of thousands of small businesses who have benefitted from training and technical assistance delivered by their local PTACs.
Ninety Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) – with over 300 local offices – form a nationwide network of more than 600 dedicated procurement professionals who work to help local businesses successfully sell their products and services to government agencies. In 2020, the PTAC network served over 57,000 clients and helped them win over $24 billion in government contracts and subcontracts. The more successful our nation’s small businesses are in the government marketplace, the stronger our regional and national economies grow.
To celebrate the success of PTAC clients in communities across the country, the national PTAC network is hosting the fourth annual National PTAC Day on September 15th. It will be marked by events and community outreach at local and state levels to promote the effective work being done by PTACs across the country and the resulting success achieved by PTAC clients.
More information about National PTAC Day can be found at http://www.aptac-us.org/PTACday. Join the celebration!
Thank you to everyone who came out to Business After Hours at Bite at the Landing on Wednesday, August 11, 2021!
Thank you to everyone who made it to our Congressional Update luncheon on August 4, 2021! If you missed the luncheon, you can catch the replay on YouTube.
Thank you to everyone who came to the ribbon cutting at Tri-Cities Cider House on Monday, July 19, 2021! Visit their location at 1082 George Washington Way in Richland.
Thank you to everyone who came out to Business After Hours at BrandCraft Marketing on Thursday, July 22, 2021!
Tickets for the 17th Annual “Tri-Cities Day with the Seattle Seahawks” games are on sale now.
There are two games for Seahawks fans to choose from:
Tri-Cities Day with the Seattle Seahawks is sponsored by PayneWest Insurance.
For more information, contact Elisabeth Holt, Regional Chamber Vice President, at 509-491-3237 or firstname.lastname@example.org.