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Supplier Diversity and Inclusion

A word from President Pink: A Commitment to Supplier Diversity at Grand Rapids Community College

Your Diverse Dollar Matters

When you spend your money at a small diverse business, you give that business the ability to grow, helping to create more jobs, income and wealth in our community.

The money you spend with these businesses gets redistributed back into the community to support local organizations, make improvements in our neighborhoods, stimulate our real estate market and invest in other local small businesses. 

Spend your money wisely and invest in strengthening our global community!

Supplier Inclusion Team Charter

To establish and implement proactive policies and programs to ensure institutional “equal opportunity” commerce with all business classifications; with measurable benchmarks, reflective of our community, that are monitored and strongly encouraged.

Supplier Inclusion Team Advocates

Need assistance with Supplier Diversity? Feel free to contact Purchasing at ext. 3850 or any of these Supplier Diversity Team Advocates:

Chair: Lisa Freiburger

Co-Chairs: Mansfield Matthewson & Danelle Sedore

Members: David Anderson,  Dan Clark, Cheryl Cole, Jeff Danner, Melissa Davis, Jenna Hess, Julie Parks,  David Selmon, Jim VanDokkumburg, Jeff Vanderveen and John VanElst.

A Supplier’s Point of View: The Importance of Being Deliberate and Highlighting Minority Business Talent

GRCC  Diverse Supplier Video

DBE Supplier Directories

DBE Resources

Other Resources

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