You are warmly invited to our next installment of Business Equity for Indy (BEI) Procurement Roundtable Supplier Meet & Greet. Join us for networking, food, and opportunity. The workshop is free for businesses of all sizes to attend and takes place in person on Thursday, August 25, from 3 to 5 p.m. EDT. The venue is fully accessible
The Business Equity for Indy (BEI) Procurement Roundtable is focused on increasing the launch, growth, and success rates of Black-owned enterprises by facilitating relationships, creating opportunities, and positioning suppliers to gain access to new business contracts. This in-person event will feature five Black-owned suppliers representing transportation, logistics, warehousing, freight forwarding, clinical services, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical who will present their business in a Shark Tank-style pitch.
Meet & Greet supplier businesses include:
- Diverse IT
- Navis Pack & Ship
- Peak Mind
- Team Cruiser Supply
Following the presentations, attendees will have an opportunity to further engage with these suppliers and network with all attendees – so bring your business cards! Light refreshments, wine, and soda will be available.
Note that you must register in advance. Due to the host’s security requirements, we are unable to accommodate walk-ins. Upon arrival at the main gate, attendees will need to show government-issued identification and your name must be on the list. So register now, and save your place!
About BEI Procurement Roundtable
The BEI Procurement Roundtable aims to increase the launch, growth, and success rates of Black and minority enterprises and assist Central Indiana companies and organizations pledging support. The Roundtable, led through a partnership between the Indy Chamber and Mid-States Minority Supplier Development Council, guides companies in creating a supplier diversity program that best meets its needs by focusing on a minimum of eight key best practices to reduce racial disparities and drive business success metrics. Additionally, the Roundtable connects Black and minority business owners with networks, support, and resources that may be unknown or underutilized through proactive identification, targeted engagement, and delivering more practical and relevant content. The Indy Black Chamber is proud to be a partner of the BEI Procurement Roundtable.
About Business Equity for Indy
In the fall of 2020, the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce (Indy Chamber) along with the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) in collaboration with the Indianapolis Urban League launched Business Equity for Indy (BEI). Following a summer that witnessed a new level of awareness of the deep racial disparities that continue to confront Central Indiana and the country, as well as a devastating pandemic, BEI was created to grow a more inclusive business climate and build greater equity and economic opportunity for the Indy Region’s Black residents and people of color. The Indy Black Chamber is proud to be a partner of the BEI Procurement Roundtable.