Diverse and Inclusive Business Directory
The Brookline Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Community Relations in collaboration with the Brookline Economic Development and Long Term Planning Division have been taking steps to more closely support our community’s Diverse Business Enterprises. In January of 2022 the ODEICR released our first Diverse and Inclusive Business Directory to highlight and celebrate Brookline’s diverse, accessible, and inclusive independent business community. In 2023 we added another 10 businesses to the Directory as well as incorporated community feedback to better highlight the intersectionality of business ownership as well as using the term “BIPOC-Owned” instead of the previously used “Minority-Owned”. This year, 2024, our Diverse and Inclusive Directory features 10 additional businesses! We hope this directory will continue to evolve and serve as a marketing and networking tool for businesses, as well as help the Town of Brookline better align and develop programs and resources to meet the needs of Brookline’s diverse businesses.
You can access a downloadable version of Brookline’s 2024 Diverse and Inclusive Business Directory below. We will also have hard copies of the Directory available at Town Hall, the Health Building, Brookline Libraries, and the Senior Center in March. An electronic Word document is also available for improved screen reader accessibility.
If you have any questions about the Directory or how to best access it, please reach out to Caitlin Starr, MPH, CDE, Assistant Director in the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Relations at [email protected] or at 617-730-2345
If you are a Business Owner and are interested in being included in the 2025 Directory, please submit your business at the provided Submission Form found below:
To learn more about the Directory, or to inquire about being included in the Brookline Diverse and Inclusive Business Directory, feel free to contact Caitlin Starr, MPH, CDE at [email protected] or 617-730-2345 for more information.
The Town does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, religion or country of origin.
Business Virtual Town Hall: Launch of new ODICR Diverse and Inclusive Business Directory and Access and Inclusion Resource for Businesses
Resources for Businesses
- BECMA (Black Economic Council of Massachusetts)
- Brookline Chamber of Commerce
- Brookline Economic Development and Long Term Planning Division
Access and Inclusion for Local Businesses presented by Sarah Kaplan, ADA Coordinator ([email protected] or 617-730-2329) **Assist local businesses owners in understanding their obligations under the ADA, address specific ways to increase physical, communication, and programmatic access and demonstrate how universal design, increased access, and inclusion benefits your business and your customers.