Stone Payton: [00:00:00] And we are back with BRX Pro Tips. Lee Kantor and Stone Payton here with you. Lee, today’s topic, let’s talk a little bit about diversity and inclusion.
Lee Kantor: [00:00:09] One of the great ways that Business RadioX serves a community is that as part of our mission to be the voice of business and the market, we truly serve the entire business community. And it’s important that anybody who’s the Business RadioX studio partner really hears from all of the voices that are there. There are so many underrepresented business people out there – LGBTQ, women, black, Asian, Hispanic veterans, youth, disabled – the list goes on and on. And one of the cool things about business folks is that they like to gather, and there’s probably a Chamber of Commerce that serves each and every one of those groups in the markets that we’re in. So, it’s important to kind of find them, to give them a platform, let them come on, and tell their story.
Lee Kantor: [00:00:58] And the more diversity you have, it’s important to really tell all of these stories. It’s easy to kind of fall into the rhythm of only talking to people who look like you and sound like you. But if you really widen the net, then you’re going to get a better snapshot of what the real business community is, and you’re going to find some opportunities in areas that maybe you hadn’t considered. I read somewhere that they said that diversity is being invited to the party and inclusion is being asked to dance. So, try and dance with as many members of your community as you can. And remember, at the heart of what we do, our mission is to be the voice of business and the communities we serve, and that means all the business.
Stone Payton: [00:01:42] If everyone looked and thought like me, oh, what a boring place this planet would be.