• Supplier Diversity Working Group

    Mission Statement: Work with minority and emerging businesses to develop relationships and provide education and resources to build long-term sustainable businesses.

    Working Group Chairs:

    • Karen Keyes, The Art of Concrete
    • Kurt Klanderud, GH Phipps 

    Schedule: This group meets every 6 weeks on Wednesdays from 1:30pm-2:30pm. 

    1. Wednesday, March 6th
    2. Wednesday, April 17th 
    3. Wednesday, May 29th (Make the Connection Event)
    4. Wednesday, July 10th
    5. Wednesday, August 21
    6. Wednesday, October 2nd 
    7. Wednesday, November 13th 

    Annual Events: Make the Connection Reverse Trade Show - May and November

    Understanding Certification - Division of Small Business Opportunity 

    How we promote our diverse trade members:

    • Special Membership Benefits
    • Weekly MWBE, DBE, SBE member spotlight - giving your company higher visibility with general contractors and subcontractors
    • 2 targeted Make the Connection events per year specifically designed to support MWBE/DBE/SBE members
    • A dedicated staff member helping to identify good partnerships, business opportunities, and the right people to meet 
    • Supplier Diversity Working Group – where diverse trade partners, GC’s, and subcontractors collaborate to build meaningful connections and help diverse trade partners win business.
    • Resource lists identifying key points of contact with our general contractors (coming soon)
    • Highlight outside networking event i.e.. Through DEN, DPS etc.
    • Access to discounted prices for large events, educational programs, and trainings
    • Higher visibility from GCs and subs looking to hire diverse companies
    • Networking opportunities with 650 + companies
    • Advocacy work at local, state, and national levels

    Please click here for a current list of our Minority, Women, Veteran, and Small Business Enterprises