CEO of the Liberty County Minority Chamber Sabrina Newby said the organization has changed its name to the Coastal Georgia Minority Chamber to serve the coastal community.
“The change kicked off our new year in how we are directing our chamber,” Coastal Georgia Minority Chamber CEO Sabrina Newby said.
The Coastal Georgia Minority Chamber will now serve Effingham County all the way to the southernmost county in Georgia, Charlton County. The change began when the chamber started receiving potential chamber members from other parts of the coast.
“We want the chamber to be all inclusive and equally building for both minority businesses and other businesses,” Newby said.
The LCMC was first implemented in Liberty County in 2016. The chamber was started to bring minority businesses and entrepreneurs together to establish improvement in the social economic structure in the Liberty County Business Community.
“I’ve had challenges but one of the things I understand is people are afraid of what they don’t understand,” Newby said. “ I have dealt with those challenges and continued to overcome them.”
In August 2018, the LCMC launched the One Community Initiative to assist minority parents in guiding their children to high levels of success through business and education. The initiative teaches financial not only financial literacy, but assisting students in finding their interest and placing them in the hands of business mentors.
“The Liberty County Minority Chamber is no different from any other chamber in America,” Newby said. “People are afraid of change, but that’s how we grow.”