Last week we got to put our WBE hat on and attend the fabulous Supplier Council Minority Business Exchange in Des Moines. It did a good job of reminding us how hard some companies work to be inclusive of woman-owned and minority-owned businesses.
We had a chance to meet, face-to-face, with purchasers from several large area firms, as well as meet other WBE and MBE companies in attendance. And the ever clever Dr Floyd Rose, head of the Wisconsin Iowa and Central Illinois Minority Supplier Development Council, made a wonderful MC for the keynote speakers and awards ceremony. It was very inspiring to hear not just about business-related awards, but of two area female high school track students being honored with a scholarship, and a local high school basketball coach whose contributions off the court, helping his kids with academics and college admission, surpassed even his great sports season record.
All in all, it was a great event and we welcome the opportunity to talk to anyone in Supplier Diversity or Purchasing who is eager to work with a woman-owned business like Valicom. We can not only meet your supplier diversity needs, but can help save money in your telecom budget as well. Win-Win!