The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a weeklong celebration calledDiversify, which will feature pop-up markets and akeynote address byPulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Isabel Wilkerson.
“Diversify is how the chamber is building an inclusive business community,” Maria Noel, Chattanooga Chamberdirector of diversity and inclusion, said in a prepared statement. “Chattanooga doesn’t have anything else like this that brings together businesses representing all the different people here-from entrepreneurs to people who love the outdoors to all kinds of artists.”
Diversify’s daily pop-up markets, which are open to the public, will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 19-22 at Miller Plaza’s Waterhouse Pavilion.
The markets will showcase small, large, rural, urban, multigenerational, multicultural and innovative businesses, as well as the nonprofits that support the community, according to a news release.
The week concludes with a luncheon and business fair June 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The luncheon and keynote address happen from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wilkerson is the author of New York Times bestseller “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration,” which explores the cultural and political impact of decades of migration when black citizens left the South, according to the news release.
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