Supplier Diversity Mini

Sebastian Sanchez, Orlando Florida

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando (HCCMO) hosted its Mini-Matchmaking session on Thursday, September 10, 2015, under its Supplier Diversity Series program. The Mini-Matchmaking was the second of its kind and was successfully executed thanks to the collaborative support and sponsorship from Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, Orlando Health, and NBCUniversal.

The event was put together by the leadership of the HCCMO Supplier Diversity Committee, and spearheaded by committee member Leyla Eagle, Owner of Diverse Strategic Alliance, a firm that focuses on business development in diverse markets such as, Request For Proposal (RFP) writing, Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)/ Women Business Enterprise (WBE) vetting, Project Management, and MBE Spend Management.

During the Mini-matchmaking we had the following large companies (buyers) share their respective opportunities, as well as procurement structure: Areas USA, City of Orlando, Comcast/NBC/Universal, Hubbard Construction, Lynx, OHL- Arellano Construction Company, Orange County Public School, Orlando Health, Seminole State College of Florida, Skanska, Sysco Foods, Turner Construction, University of Central Florida (UCF), and Wyndham Worldwide Corporation.

Join us for our next Supplier Diversity Series seminar, taking place Thursday, November 12th, and find out if there is a certification that can benefit your company and get educated on the process.

To see pictures from Mini-Matchmaking session, click here.

About the HCCMO Supplier Diversity Series

HCCMO’s Supplier Diversity Series consists of educational seminars where businesses learn about the process of becoming minority certified and the different opportunities to serve potentially as a supplier to thousands of progressive corporations as well as government agencies.

Every year the Hispanic Business Conference and Expo (HBCE) hosts a Business Matchmaking and has transformed space to where local businesses have the opportunity to meet and start building relationships among large corporation and government entities. Thus the HCCMO Supplier Diversity Committee implemented a Mini-matchmaking, with the same idea and core values as the Business Matchmaking, but with a stronger focus on specific areas: focus on construction, food, and technology.

Supplier Diversity is a business program that encourages the use of diverse-owned businesses such as: minority certified and historically underutilized business vendors, as suppliers.

To learn more about HCCMO’s Supplier Diversity Series, click here.

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