I have been attending the NMSDC Annual Opportunity Fair in Orlando, FL this week, along with some of my ATR team members. As always, the conference was wonderful! – a great chance to meet with other MBE organizations and connect with supplier diversity program managers from Fortune 500 and other global multinational companies. There were interesting keynote speakers and great workshops too. If you haven’t been to one before, start planning for next year!

Last night the conference closed with an Awards Banquet, where the NMSDC announced their national Supplier of the Year Awards, recognizing companies for their work in and commitment to the diversity business community. After winning our regional Supplier of the Year award last spring, we were thrilled to be nominated as one of the four in the running for the Class IV national award, representing the entire Western Region. We want to congratulate World Wide Technology, Inc., the winner in the Class IV category!

The awards are just one of the ways that the conference reinforces the value of diversity and the importance of working together to strengthen our economy on many levels. It’s an honor to be in the company of all the nominees and winners (listed below for your FYI) and a true testament to the difference that the hard work and dedication of many individuals creates in ensuring that our workplaces reflect the diversity of our world and the communities we live in. We want to thank the NMSDC and our local council the WRSDC and congratulate everyone! 

Class 1 (Annual Sales Less Than $1M)
a-Tech Resourcing, LLC (Bradenton, FL)
Bridgeforth World & Associates (Chicago, IL)
commVerge Marketing (Milford, CT)
Enterprise Publisher, Inc. (Henderson, NV) WINNER

Class II (Annual Sales Between $1M and $10M)
D and B Painting Company, Inc. (Oakland, CA)
The Harmon Group, LLC dba Mercury P&F (Detroit, MI)
Progressive Marketing and Management (Columbus, OH)
The Royster Group Inc. (Atlanta, GA) WINNER

Class III (Annual Sales Between $10M and $50M)
ChemicoMays, LLC (Southfield, MI) WINNER
IW Group, Inc. (West Hollywood, CA)
Metcon, Inc. (Pembroke, NC)
Mitchell & Titus, LLP (New York, NY)

Class IV (Annual Sales Greater Than $50M)
ATR International, Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA)
CIC Construction Group SE (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
Tronex International, Inc. (Mount Olive, NJ)
World Wide Technology, Inc. (Maryland Heights, MO) WINNER

Jerry Brenholz
CEO and President
ATR International, Inc.

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