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Ambassador Agreement assists South Florida Businesses in Governmental Contracting

For Immediate Release
Aug. 24, 2018

Contact:
Hue Reynolds
850-545-0637

U.S. Minority Chamber of Commerce and Florida and Department of Management Services’
Office of Supplier Diversity Sign Agreement to Boost Small Businesses

~Ambassador Agreement assists South Florida businesses in governmental contracting~

Miami, FL – Today, the U.S. Minority Chamber of Commerce and the Florida Department of Management Services’ Office of Supplier Diversity (OSD) executed an Ambassador Agreement to increase contracting opportunities for Florida’s woman-, veteran-, and minority-owned small businesses. The agreement will enhance the working relationship between the Chamber and OSD to increase the number of certified business enterprises in the state and to help businesses become more competitive with their bid proposals.

“Our mission is to engage small businesses in government contracting opportunities,” said Hue T. Reynolds, Executive Director of OSD. “This collaboration will serve as a springboard for the state’s certification program in South Florida as state agencies continue to seek ways to include supplier diversity in their contracts.”

“We have worked closely with OSD over the past year, and it is our distinct honor to further strengthen this relationship to help South Florida’s small business community,” said Doug Mayorga, U.S. Minority Chamber of Commerce’s President and Founder.

About the Office of Supplier Diversity:

The Office of Supplier Diversity certifies and assists Florida-based woman, veteran, and minority small business owners in better understanding and securing state government procurement opportunities. For more information about OSD, visit www.dms.myflorida.com/osd.

About the U.S. Minority Chamber of Commerce:
The U.S Minority Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (MCC) is a National Business Association non-profit organization based in Washington DC and operational centers in Miami, Puerto Rico, Atlanta and New York.  The Chamber was incorporated on Sept. 1, 2001, and works to promote, maintain, and sustain economic progress for minority-owned business enterprises in six counties area in Florida. The MCC also serves as a medium for ensuring the participation of these enterprises in the overall business and economic development plans of the region. For more information, please visit: https://minoritychamber.net.

 

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