The LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce believes that celebrating diversity, championing equity, and cultivating inclusion are key to creating a vibrant economy in the Troup County Region. We support an environment that fosters and represents the special talents, expertise and knowledge of all backgrounds and perspectives. To better serve and represent our membership, we are committed to seek an equitable, transparent, and inclusive board, membership, workforce, business environment and community. We demonstrate these values through our policies, practices, membership services and community engagement, and we support our members and partners as they do the same.
The Chamber’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee is integral to all chamber initiatives and programs, from seeking out educational opportunities for board members, staff, and chamber members to incorporating DEI best practices into our Chamber operations.
What is Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)?
Inclusion is an outcome to ensure those that are diverse actually feel and/or are welcomed. Inclusion outcomes are met when you, your institution, and your program are truly inviting to all.
Diversity Wins: How Inclusion Matters
The most diverse companies are now more likely than ever to outperform less diverse peers on profitability.
Diversity and Inclusion Efforts that Really Work
A Stanford and Harvard professor convened a symposium on what’s actually working to improve diversity and inclusion in organizational life.
Meaningful Metrics for Diversity and Inclusion
Without clear and robust measures to track diversity and inclusion efforts and outcomes, a tendency to revert to habitual and ingrained thinking and behavioural patterns limits the returns from an organisation’s investment.
Inclusive Hiring Practices
Simply hiring “different” people will not help you achieve your organization’s goals. It is imperative that the hiring plan for the organization incorporate tools that diversity the pool of candidates in a way that brings about meaningful outcomes for the organization and its mission.