New Group Aims to Help Women and Minority-Run Businesses

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Local business leaders announced their plans Wednesday for a new way to help women and minority-run businesses.

It's called the Minority Chamber of Commerce.

Attorney Sean Pittman is the founder and chair.

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"What we're trying to do is to help them prepare for opportunities that may come their way," Pittman said.

William Glenn owns Super Clean Auto Detail in Tallahassee.

He's a small business owner and works hard to keep his company going. He appreciates the news about the new chamber.

"It'll be able to help us help other brothers and other sisters in the community find work," Glenn said.

So how do they plan to do it?

The chamber's goals include everything from professional training and business development to referals and references.

They want to help big bend businesses, including those in Jefferson, Gadsden and Wakulla counties.

"Our footprint is already spanning across the county line," Pittman added.

Glenn said he's glad there's an organization hoping to help businesses like his.

"I would love to join it, I know it should help my business out a lot," he said.

The chamber took eight months to assemble and now it's ready to work for the community.

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