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Published on December 16th, 2014 | by Millennium Magazine Staff

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Greenville Chamber Honored with the Excellence in Diversity Award

Pictured; Nika White, Greenville Chamber’s Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion and Wendy Walden, Greenville Tech’s Associate Vice President of Executive Affairs. Wendy was the keynote speaker for their 2014 event.

(Greenville, SC)  The Greenville Chamber received the 2014 Excellence in Diversity Award presented by the Greenville Chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management (GSHRM)recently. This award recognizes a small to medium sized organization that ranks above average in four key areas: CEO Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion; Human Capital; Corporate and Organizational Communication; and Supplier Diversity.

As an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the Greenville Chapter established a Diversity and Inclusion Committee supporting SHRM in its efforts to recognize people and organizations leading the concept of diversity. At the very core of each definition of diversity is the importance of valuing and respecting differences. Recipients exhibit exceptional acceptance and respect in the workplace and community, understanding each individual is unique.

The Chamber’s Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion Nika White accepted the award on behalf of the Chamber. She notes, “We are very proud to have such a staple and reputable organization to recognize us with this honor. It’s great to know that others are recognizing our leadership in this discipline and that we serve as an example for other organizations.”

About the Greenville Chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management

Since 1947, The Greenville Society for Human Resource Management (GSHRM) has played a key role in helping human resource professionals increase their knowledge and skills in the human resource arena. Through professional services, monthly meetings, and professional accreditation support, GSHRM members are recognized as leaders in their profession throughout the Greenville area. The majority of GSHRM members are also national SHRM members, and many hold professional certifications in the human resource field. GSHRM’s mission is to operate a professional SHRM chapter in a way that enhances and supports the profession so that GSHRM is considered a valuable resource to human resource practitioners, local businesses, and the community at large. 

About the Greenville Chamber’s CAPACITY Initiative

CAPACITY is the Greenville Chamber’s initiative designed to foster economic development through diversity and inclusion. Building capacity refers to strengthening the skills, competencies and abilities of people and communities. Growth can only be sustained by its structure. The CAPACITY initiative facilitates building structure within the community to increase capacity, enhance economic development and create leadership opportunities for diverse business owners and professionals. For more information, visit http://www.greenvillechamber.org/diversity-inclusion.php. 

About the Greenville Chamber
The Greenville Chamber, now in its 126th year of operation, is the largest business organization in Upstate South Carolina with over 2400 investors supporting the vision to build one of the premier business communities in the world by driving economic growth and prosperity, serving as an advocate for business interests, training future leaders and facilitating the workforce of tomorrow.

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