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Diversity Business Groups Form Alliance

July 17, 2013

Staff Reports -- HispanicBusiness.com

A trio of Hispanic, Native American and black business groups agreed to form a partnership at the U.S. Black Chambers School of Chamber Management reception this week in Washington, D.C.

The signing of a memorandum of understanding between the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Native American Contractors Association and the USBC coincided with the NACA's 2013 Emerging Native Leaders Summit and the USBC School of Chamber Management events held this week.

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"Although our work has brought us together on several issues in the past, we felt it was time to take the initiative and formally establish our partnership," Kevin Allis, NACA executive director, said in a statement.

The move "creates a united front for the minority small-business community," he added.

The separate events share a common goal of educating present and future minority small-business leaders, according to a release.

"I often say that the only color that matters is green," said Ron Busby, USBC president. "By bringing our organizations together, we increase opportunities for our businesses to work together."

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