PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ATL Airport Chamber
News Regarding Commitment to Social Justice and Rebuilding Business
ATLANTA, GEORGIA (June 23, 2020) – – On behalf of the ATL Airport Chamber (TAAC) Board of Directors, we would like to take a moment to connect with you on a confluence of events – COVID-19 and the burgeoning social unrest. Like you, we are overwhelmed with sorrow by the loss of life. We stand in solidarity with frontline workers who care for the medically vulnerable and essential workers who provide meals and ensure public safety. And for those who take up the mantel of civil rights, history records that they suffer taunts and threats, denial of due process, and physical violence.
Inherent in these challenges are also opportunities to move forward. We believe diversity and inclusion are core strengths. TAAC fosters an atmosphere that welcomes diverse voices as highlighted through our board of directors and the demographics of our membership. We are steadfast in our mission and priority to support the business memberships of the ATL Airport Chamber, the communities we serve, and the people they employ.
In addition to reaching out to the legislative branches of Georgia to demonstrate our support for the Hate Crime Bill, HB 426, TAAC will continue to advocate for the Pandemic Risk Insurance Act of 2020 – HB 7011 and Skills Renewal Act – HB 7032/SB 3779. We are developing a partnership with Rebuild Black Business. Leveraging TAAC’s extensive business network to offer a mix of expertise in innovative branding, business delivery services, and customer engagement strategies will include collaboration with Atlanta Black Chambers, Georgia Greater Black Chamber, and Georgia Hispanic Chamber. Equally, important the Chamber will champion policies that support business growth and economic development in the region.
As Georgia moves forward from this phase to conversations about the next steps, the ATL Airport Chamber will continue to seek opportunities to inform and engage members for the insight and action necessary to create meaningful and effective policies.
Artie Jones, III Carmenlita Scott
Board of Directors President & CEO
“Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” – Dr. Martin Luther King
To learn more about TACC, please visit the website at www.airportchamber.com or call (404) 209.0910.
About ATL Airport Chamber, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the business climate and making our community the best place to live, work, and play. Founded over 70 years ago, TAAC is dedicated to the promotion, development, and growth of business and professional activities within the airport area.
The ultimate task of the Chamber is to support community undertakings through advertising and encouraging growth in the surrounding area. TAAC seeks to promote the airport area as a desirable place to live, work, and prosper. We work to bring new businesses into our rapidly growing area; and we strive to ensure our existing businesses thrive.