As you may have read, Utah’s Division of Multicultural Affairs has launched its very own social media campaign. Our focus is uplifting businesses, and gaining insight on the adjustments diverse owners have had to face during these times. The division is ecstatic to be connecting with various communities across the state. As we continue this campaign we also want to recognize and uplift organizations that share this common goal. We are grateful for the work these different organizations are doing to recognize Utah’s diverse businesses.
Organizations like Black Owned 801 are also spotlighting diverse leaders in business through an Instagram and Facebook campaign that showcases Utah’s Black-owned businesses. They work to engage often with their community, and support a wide variety of entrepreneurs. With updates as early as February they are growing more every day and reaching a wider audience.
Living Color Utah is a project that was commissioned by the Salt Lake Corporation with the goal of providing resources to Utah’s diverse businesses. They collaborate with Utah’s different Ethnic Chambers, and work with several counties to gather information, run events, and provide important resources. Living Color Utah just held its second annual Gala, where nominees were recognized for their community involvement, distinguished leadership, and nonprofit work.
In Utah / En Utah is a newer state campaign focused on the economic impacts of COVID-19. Their goal is to support the local economy, and encourage safe practices in order to build trust between consumers and businesses. They are inviting organizations, municipalities, and businesses to join the effort by sharing healthy behavior messages and providing promotional material such as partner logos to foster unity during this time.
Additionally, Utah’s several Chamber of Commerce each do great work in organizing diverse businesses, and offering resources. The Utah Asian Chamber of Commerce, Utah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Utah LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce and the Utah Black Chamber are all working to help Utah’s diverse businesses with networking, information, and events. Chambers of Commerce are a great way to say in the loop, and to navigate the unique world of economics.
The Utah’s Division of Multicultural Affairs is dedicated to helping diverse business owners during times of COVID-19. We want to see how multicultural businesses are adjusting to new practices, and to highlight their great work. These connections help us understand the needs in our multicultural business community and how to bring awareness to resources. We thank all these organizations discussed for helping Utah’s economy, and for supporting their communities, because it means we are all part of a network of support systems. Each uplifting in our own way, and shedding light onto the hard work of diverse owners.