Community Enrichment Dinner

2018 Community Enrichment Dinner
Guest Speaker
Steven Pemberton
Chief Diversity Officer and Divisional Vice President
for Walgreens
The 2018 Community Enrichment Dinner welcomes Steve Pemberton as its guest
speaker on Wednesday, April 18 at the Veterans Memorial Civic & Convention Center. Pemberton is Chief Diversity Officer and Divisional Vice President for Walgreens, as well as the best-selling author of A Chance in the World, his own story about defying seemingly insurmountable odds —
overcoming abuse and neglect as an orphan in foster care to become a trail-blazing corporate
executive, enlightened diversity leader, visionary youth advocate and acclaimed speaker. His
memoir recounts his triumphant life journey and drive to become a man of resilience, determination and vision. Now an upcoming major motion picture, A Chance in the World further amplifies Steve’s highly motivational messages: Believe in your dreams, rise above obstacles, create opportunities for others, and most of all, persevere.
The Community Enrichment Dinner will also honor three businesses and individuals for promoting
diversity and inclusion in our community. Nominations may be submitted online at or through the Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are $60 each,
tables of 8 are available for $480 

The Community Enrichment Dinner is held in conjunction with the Lima Chamber Foundation and helps fund the Walter C. Potts Foundation which supports the development of minority and small businesses in Lima/Allen County. It has also played a pivotal role in providing local non-profit
organizations with financial donations since its inaugural event in 2006. To date, more than $92,700 has been donated to promote minority businesses in Lima/Allen County. The Community Enrichment Dinner attracts a crowd of more than 500 people from all walks of life – individuals, business owners and managers, politicians, educators, students and local community organizations.
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