The award acknowledges exceptional performance and service provided to the University of Minnesota in 2013.
The AIR Luncheon is hosted annually by the Office for Business and Community Economic Development to recognize University departments – as well as individual staff persons – that demonstrate exemplary efforts in supporting and doing business with Targeted Businesses (women/minority/disabled owned business enterprises – WMDBEs).
Departments can receive financial rewards based on their efforts to purchase goods and services from Targeted Business while individual staff will also be recognized and rewarded for their work in assisting and creating business opportunities for Targeted Businesses.
Innovative was proud to be recognized at this event as the 2013 Corporate Supplier of the Year for the University of Minnesota. Over recent years, the Innovative and University teams have worked very closely to develop a mutually beneficial partnership between two local organizations. This partnership has improved efficiency and cut costs, as well as helped to pioneer new purchasing initiatives at the University.