TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (Inside INdiana Enterprise) — The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce has tapped an area enterprise proprietor to assist Black-owned companies and entrepreneurs in west central Indiana. LT Thompson, co-owner of Wellness Field within the metropolis’s downtown, will function the Black Enterprise Alliance coordinator for the chamber.
In his new position, Thompson shall be accountable to constructing the Black Enterprise Alliance, which shall be designed to supply steering, connections and development for Black enterprise leaders all through the seven-county area.
“I used to be drawn to the place instantly,” Thompson stated in written remarks. “Its objective is to strengthen outreach companies to underserved communities, on this case, Black/Brown communities, to make sure the numerous free sources accessible to small companies and entrepreneurs all through the area are accessible and being utilized. As a black small enterprise proprietor, I do know firsthand how arduous it’s attempting to navigate beginning up, launching and working.”
Thompson will serve within the position on a part-time foundation whereas persevering with to run his enterprise along with his spouse, Bonnie Thompson.
“The Chamber has been in search of alternatives to develop our attain and encourage extra enterprise and financial improvement all through the area,” defined Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce Government Director Kristin Craig. “LT is a superb match for this enlargement, as a small enterprise proprietor he’s well-equipped to know the wants of companies all through the area.”
The place was created with the assistance of the West Central Indiana Small Enterprise Growth Middle, which acquired a $1 million grant from the Small Enterprise Administration geared toward strengthening outreach companies to underserved companies within the area.