Big business meets small business in Minneapolis. In the ever changing business climate, Buy Local and Supplier Diversity are themes which are gaining traction and large corporations are taking notice. CenterPoint Energy clearly cares about doing business with local WBE and MBE businesses here in Minnesota, even with their headquarters in Texas. Minnesota CenterPoint Energy took time out of their schedule to host their first ever Supplier Diversity Fair on October 3, 2013 at their office on River Parkway in Minneapolis. Around 40 CenterPoint Energy employees attended and had the opportunity to meet locally owned women and minority business owners and employees.
CenterPoint employees had the opportunity to visit with ten different suppliers, learn about their businesses and discuss how new partnerships could be created. This was a great way for companies to get in front of buyers from larger corporations. Innovative was proud to be invited and to have the opportunity to share our story with Centerpoint Energy.
For more information on local women owned business go to www.wbdc.org.