Duke Energy Center, 2010 --- Local Chamber and business leaders were given special recognition at the African American Chamber's 10th Annual Business to Business Exchange and Expo held Sept 30th. Premier Mail & Fulfillment was recognized as an outstanding business, receiving the Emerging Business Award.
The Encouraging Diversity, Growth & Equity (EDGE) Unit of the state of Ohio has the responsibility for implementing the State of Ohio's minority business set-aside program. This includes certifying minority businesses thereby making them eligible to participate in the state's set aside program, as well as assisting state agencies with the selection of set aside contracts, maintaining list of certified minority business enterprises, monitoring program compliance, and conducting research & reporting. Additionally, the unit implements the EDGE program, which is designed to facilitate access to state government contracts and business services for EDGE certified businesses. The EDGE program establishes goals for state agencies in awarding contracts to certified EDGE businesses. EDGE procurement contracts apply to: goods and services, professional services, information technology services, construction, architecture and engineering.
The Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Unit of the State of Ohio has the responsibility for implementing the State of Ohio's minority business set-aside program making them eligible to participate in the state's set aside program, as well as assisting state agencies with the selection of set aside contracts, maintaining a list of certified minority business enterprises, monitoring program compliance, and conducting research & reporting. The MBE Unit currently has approximately 800 certified minority business enterprises.
Together, Printing Industries of America and its local affiliates offer members the products and services that enhance their growth, efficiency, and profitability. We are the largest graphic arts trade association, representing an industry with approximately one million employees and serving the interests of thousands of member companies through advocacy, education, research, technical information, and cost-saving resources.
The South Central Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council (SCOMSDC) is an affiliate of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC).
The Council is a non-profit organization funded privately through
corporate membership dues and contributions, as well as generated
revenue from special events. SCOMSDC is governed by an elected Board of
Trustees. The Board is comprised of Corporate Members and MBEs, and
operates with its own Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Treasurer,
Secretary, and various committees.
Our focus is to assist the development and maintenance of effective corporate supplier diversity programs. Our most important function is to connect corporate purchasing and procurement departments with minority business enterprises. Results driven and strategic in our efforts, we bring unparalleled value to our membership base.
The Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky African American Chamber of
Commerce is one of the largest African American Chambers in the State of
Ohio. We are as committed to inclusion as we are to business
development; and as focused on advocacy as we are on building capacity.
We will leverage regional partnerships and collaboration with
organizations and supplier diversity and inclusion experts to empower
your business to succeed.
The African American Chamber’s mission is to establish, cultivate, and strengthen consumer and business relationships; provide access to major corporate markets for our members to help increase business opportunities; and assist in developing strategic partnerships and alliances for the purpose of strengthening and growing the business community.
» Our Purpose: To grow our economy and community, stimulating opportunities for everyone.
» Our Mission: to capture our place as one of the world's favorite American business centers.
» Our Role: Economic development, government advocacy, festivals and events, business programs and services.
» Our Values: Leadership. Service. Teamwork
The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber is the nation's fifth largest Chamber, representing the interests of nearly 5,000 member businesses. An award-winning membership organization, the Chamber has been recognized as national Chamber of the Year twice in the past decade. It supports members and the Cincinnati USA region in pursuit of success in today's global economy.
The Chamber provides numerous services, including business retention and attraction, programs and events, member benefits to improve members' bottom line, solutions to members' workforce challenges, government advocacy, and more to create and sustain a positive business climate for our community, including demonstrating a commitment to small business assistance and economic inclusion.
The Chamber's talented, professional staff of 75 people works with thousands of engaged member companies, volunteers and partners in an effort to create and sustain a dynamic Cincinnati USA, a region of 15 counties located in three states. The Chamber's member businesses and organizations represent approximately 310,000 employees throughout southwestern Ohio, northern Kentucky and southeastern Indiana.
Sponsored by the City of Cincinnati, the purpose of the Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program is to promote the economic welfare of the people of the City of Cincinnati, to mitigate the effects of discrimination against SBEs and to promote full and equal business opportunity for all persons doing business with the City of Cincinnati. This SBE program enacts a Narrowly Tailored Remedy program that is race and gender neutral.