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HCC Seeking Diverse Business Suppliers

Henderson Community College will be hosting an event for area diverse business owners to learn more about opportunities for doing business with the college, 5-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16 in the Stagg Room of the Fine Arts Center on the HCC campus. The event is in support of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System s (KCTCS) Supplier Diversity Initiative.

The overall objective of the Supplier Diversity Initiative is to ensure KCTCS and HCC meet the 2010-2016 Strategic Plan goal to reflect the diversity of the students and employees of our 16 colleges and the citizens of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

One way the Business Services area of KCTCS is addressing this goal is to try to increase the number of diverse suppliers with whom we do business. This meeting is an opportunity for us to identify and meet more diverse suppliers and to make sure everyone is aware of the potential for the colleges of KCTCS as customers. Local suppliers may be able to provide goods and services to HCC as well as to any of the other fifteen community and technical colleges located throughout Kentucky.

Diverse suppliers include businesses owned by ethnic minorities, women, veterans or individuals with disabilities. Once a diverse business is registered with the Initiative they will be notified by phone and e-mail when a matching opportunity occurs with HCC or any of KCTCS s 16 colleges. Newsletters and other communications will also keep them updated on future opportunities, Initiative related events and more.

The agenda for May s event includes an overview of how the Initiative works, a demonstration of the online registration process, and an open question and answer session. A brief tour of the college campus will follow for interested attendees. Purchasing agents for the college will be present. Light snacks will be provided.

To RSVP, or for more information, please contact Jerry Gentry, Chief Business Affairs Officer, (270)831-9620. Interested diverse suppliers may also visit the KCTCS website to learn more about the KCTCS Supplier Diversity Initiative and to register their company.