RaulTo say we are excited is an understatement. A few weeks ago, local entrepreneur and community organizer, Raul Cantu, was named our Events Coordinator. Raul’s years of experience as a restaurant owner and events planner made him a perfect fit for the job.

We all remember Raul’s creation, Nacho Mama’s, the popular Carytown restaurant. Raul served as the president of the Carytown Merchant’s Association and was instrumental in raising awareness of the shopping district. An example of his leadership was introducing “Carytown Restaurant Week,” benefitting Richmond Public Schools. He was also appointed by former Virginia Governor, Jim Gilmore to serve on the Small Business Advisory Board.

Raul has lots of ideas for new special events here at Diversity and creative ways of promoting our huge event hall and meeting rooms. And rumor has it, the event hall kitchen will be up and running soon. So not only will caterers have use, but organizations can utilize the space for fundraising dinners.

Once this virus is out of the way, Raul will take our event spaces to new levels. For a long while we have known the potential of our event hall and are excited about Raul leading that campaign. Raul’s email is

Stay tuned!