Merchants Supports Black & Brown Business Summit

March 26, 2021

Merchants Bonding Company is a sponsor of the first annual Black & Brown Business Summit which aims to help advance the minority business community across the country and position Iowa as the best place in the nation to start and lead a minority business.  

The Summit includes a pitch competition, networking, breakout sessions led by top experts, and inspirational keynote speakers including 8-year NFL veteran Brandon Copeland and George Herrera, the founder and CEO of Herrera-Cristina Group, Ltd.

“Merchants is committed to building a diverse and inclusive environment that drives innovation, engagement, connection and ultimately results that benefit our associates and our communities,” says Therese Wielage, Merchants’ Chief Marketing & Communications Officer and Chair of the WDM Chamber Board of Directors. “The Black & Brown Business Summit aligns well with our mission by providing valuable programming that will help elevate minority businesses and set them up for success.”

The Summit is hosted by the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce and is scheduled for April 22 and 23, with opportunities for both in-person and virtual attendance. To learn more or to register to attend visit: