On May 16th, CBS Supplier Diversity was invited by the Asian & Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce & Entrepreneurship to participate in their annual business summit hosted by the Department of Commerce and the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) in Washington, DC. Natalie Robinson, VP of Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Diversity sat on a panel with US Metro Group, an Asian American – owned janitorial service provider for CBS Television City, to discuss the importance of the 9-year CBS partnership with this diverse-owned business. Fellow panelists included McDonald’s, Wal-Mart and Google. Business owners, entrepreneurs, and corporate leaders were given the opportunity to network, and widen their understanding about supplier diversity, access to capital and services to support small businesses. The MBDA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce that promotes the growth of minority-owned business through the mobilization and advancement of public and private sector programs, policy and research.
In photo: L-R Natalie Robinson, VP of Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Diversity, Bill Imada, Board Member Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce & Entrepreneurship.