Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC Opens Conversation on Racism; Joins National Initiative to Address Inequality of Opportunity

The Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC announced a special Chamber Live webinar to open the conversation around systemic racism. The Chamber & CREDC will facilitate dialogue around how the business community can stand with the black community to close the opportunity gap and create more inclusive cultures.

“The Chamber & CREDC stands together with our members, the broader business community and the entire black community against systemic racism,” said David Black, President and CEO. “We know we can do better. For the sake of our collective future and that of our children and grandchildren, we must do better. Together, we can move the needle.”

The webinar is scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday, June 12. Speakers include Amma Johnson, founder and owner of The AMMA JO Brand, and member of the Chamber Board of Directors; and Meron Yemane, Vice Chair of the Chamber Board of Directors. Mary Quinn, CEO of YWCA Greater Harrisburg, will moderate the discussion and accept questions from attendees. Registration is free and available at HarrisburgRegionalChamber.org.

The Chamber & CREDC has also recently partnered with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on a national initiative to address inequality of opportunity. Through this partnership, the Chamber & CREDC will join business and community leaders in discussions around concrete actions that can be taken by government and the private sector to address inequality through education, employment, entrepreneurship, and criminal justice reform.


Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC serves as a catalyst for promoting growth and quality of life in Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry Counties through bold leadership, visionary members and powerful results. The organization provides a unique blend of business, community/economic development and advocacy services under one roof to boost the economic vitality and livability across our region. The Chamber & CREDC has been accredited with five stars from the United States Chamber of Commerce—a distinction achieved by less than 2 percent of chambers across the nation.