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Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce Launches Young Entrepreneur Council

The Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce is launching its latest specialized council, this one catering to young business owners. The group had just under 100 people register for its launch party Thursday night.

Chairman of the Young Entrepreneur Council, Phillip Singleton, said, the council can offer young business leaders mentorship, networking and seminars.

“The problem is, it’s kind of a brain drain. People will come here for school but then they’ll take their talents to other cities or other areas of the state or other states instead of keeping them in Tallahassee and helping the local economy grow," he said.

Since it launched in November, the Big Bend Minority Chamber has also started a council for Hispanic business owners. And it plans to launch more groups for women and people in the construction, health care and information technology fields.