Diversity With Our Suppliers

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Through our Supplier Diversity Program, we proactively increase our supplier base of women/minority business enterprises to ensure that it is representative of our community, our members, and our employees. We believe that purchasing from women- and minority-owned businesses is essential for our business to remain local, independent, and nonprofit.

See if your company fits into the classifications of our program:

Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)
A business, regardless of size, which is owned, operated, and controlled by minority group members. Minority group members are United States citizens who are African-American, Hispanic, Native American, or Asian. Ownership by minority individuals means the business is at least 51 percent owned by one or more such individuals or, in the case of a publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock. Further, those minority group members control the management and daily operations of the business.

Women Business Enterprise (WBE)
A business that is at least 51 percent owned by one or more women, or in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock must be owned by one or more women. The management and daily operations of the business must be controlled by one or more women.
Find more information at the U.S. Small Business Administration

Veteran Business Enterprise (VBE)
A business that is at least 51 percent owned by one or more veterans [as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2)], or in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more veterans. Also, the management and daily operations of the business must be controlled by one or more veterans.
Find more information at the U.S. Small Business Administration

Service Disabled Veteran Enterprise (DVE)
A business that is at least 51 percent owned by one or more service-disabled veterans, or in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans, or in the case of a veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran. Service-disabled veteran means a veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101 (2), with a disability that is service connected [38 U.S.C. 101 (6)].

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