Nantucket Chamber Joins National Initiative to Address Inequality of Opportunity
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 16, 2020
Nantucket, MA — Today, the Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce announced it is partnering with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on a national initiative to address inequality of opportunity. The Nantucket Chamber will join the U.S. Chamber’s national townhall event on June 25 where business and community leaders will discuss concrete actions that can be taken by government and the private sector to address inequality through education, employment, entrepreneurship, and criminal justice reform. As a partner on this important initiative, the Nantucket Chamber will host local and industry dialogues to further the discussion.
“The Nantucket Chamber stands with the black community as we work toward inclusion, change, and a better future for Nantucket,” said Chamber President/CEO Kristie Ferrantella. “We are committed to listening, learning, and furthering our efforts to help make a difference in our community.”
“The moral case for greater diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace is indisputable, and there’s overwhelming evidence that greater diversity benefits the American economy, businesses, communities and employees,” said U.S. Chamber President Suzanne Clark. “We are proud to partner with the Nantucket Chamber on this initiative and help develop a robust plan of action.”