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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.
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As the Supplier Diversity Manager at the Volkswagen Group of America’s plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., Edkedsha Mathis said she relies on a concept called the three A’s: Aim high, apply yourself and achieve your goals. The post Volkswagen Continues Efforts to Increase Supplier Diversity appeared first on Los Angeles Sentinel....

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Compared to national figures, procurement with California’s minority businesses better mirrored the state’s demographics but was still low The post New Report: Top CA Banks Do Little Contracting with Firms Owned by Minorities, Women appeared first on Los Angeles Sentinel....

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The Rainbow PUSH Coalition has presented Glenda Gill with the "Keep Hope Alive Award" at their 17th Annual Global Automotive Summit at the MGM Grand Detroit. The award recognizes Ms. Gill for her career-long work of advocating for social and......

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AT&T, Walmart, GM, and Microsoft all have one thing in common; they can be found among 21 major corporations on the Billion Dollar Roundtable, a group that spends at least one billion dollars with tier 1 minority and women-owned business enterprises. In a world of minority purchasing, the Billion Dollar Roundtable stands out.Billion Dollar...

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Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life Services, operates at more than 9,000 client sites throughout North America, providing more than 100 technical services ranging from facilities management to food service operations. It......

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Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) achieved another record year in 2015 with 44.7 percent of its contracting spend with woman, minority, and service-disabled veteran-owned business enterprises. This was the fourth straight year that......

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Wednesday, 05 March 2014 08:00

Don't Get Scammed: 3 Tips to Find a Supplier

Working with partners, especially overseas, presents many challenges. Here are some things to keep in mind....

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According to a 2012 survey from CAPS Research, nearly 72 percent of organizations expect their total supplier diversity program spend to increase by 2014.To better position minority and women business enterprises (MWBEs) to capitalize on this growth, Cintas Corporation shared its top five strategies for supplier diversity success.1.    Seek out...

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Wednesday, 20 February 2013 08:00

How to Find Suppliers for a New Business

Navigating supplier relationships is just one of the many challenges facing new business owners. Here are some basics for those just starting out....

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