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03/15/2022

Meijer donates $1M to United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

The retailer donated $1 million to 17 local affiliates of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce across the Midwest.
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Meijer recently shared news of a $1 million donation it has made to local affiliates of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

The donation, which will be divided evenly between 17 chambers across the Midwest, is part of the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer’s efforts and commitment to supporting diverse businesses and communities.

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“Our diversity and inclusion journey focuses not just on our own team members, customers and business partners, but on our communities at large,” Meijer president and CEO Rick Keyes said. “We look forward to seeing how the Hispanic Chambers use our gift to create intergenerational wealth and opportunity for people in our communities.”

Through this donation, Meijer also looks to support the chamber’s missions of promoting economic growth, development and interest of Hispanic-owned businesses, the company said.

Hispanic Chambers of Commerce that will receive the donation include Aurora Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Aurora, Ill.; Economic Strategies Development Corporation in Chicago; Greater Fort Wayne Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Fort Wayne, Ind.; Greater Lansing Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Lansing, Mich.; Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Moline, Ill.; Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati USA; Hispanic Chamber of Columbus, Ohio; Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee; Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Latino Chamber of Commerce of Southeastern Wisconsin; Little Village 26th St. Area Chamber of Commerce in Chicago; Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Northeast Ohio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Northwest Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Hanover Park, Ill.; Northwest Ohio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; and Wisconsin Latino Chamber of Commerce.

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“By investing in these Hispanic Chambers, we hope to empower Hispanic business owners and create an economic impact that's felt throughout our communities,” Tim Williams, vice president of diversity and inclusion at Meijer said.

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