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Sheena Collier, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce director of economic opportunity, speaks at the launch of the Pacesetter initiative. Looking on are (l-r) Chamber President and CEO James Rooney and Henry Nsang of Janey Company.

Sheena Collier, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce director of economic opportunity, speaks at the launch of the Pacesetter initiative. Looking on are (l-r) Chamber President and CEO James Rooney and Henry Nsang of Janey Company.

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Supply chain diversity

Program aims to boost prospects for suppliers of color

The Pacesetter program, modeled after the Minority Business Accelerator program of the Cincinnati Regional Chamber, encourages companies to commit not only to increasing their contracts with suppliers of color and participating in Chamber-sponsored matchmaking and networking events, but to measure and report their increased spending with MBEs and share best practices on economic inclusion.