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Nine local businesses graduate from city and Capital One Diverse Supplier Mentoring Program

Nine local, minority-owned businesses have graduated from the Diverse Supplier Mentoring Program, a collaborative professional development program made possible by the City of Richmond Office of Minority Business Development and Capital One.

 

Led by Capital One, the program provides business owners with the tools, resources and counsel needed to succeed in today’s marketplace. As a part of Capital One’s Impact Initiative, the program aims to accelerate the success of small business owners to create more jobs, strengthen the local economy and move our society toward a more equitable future.

 

“At Capital One, we recognize the longstanding impact of Richmond’s Black-owned businesses on the social and economic vitality of the city,” said Jim Gorzalski, Chief Procurement Officer and Senior Vice President of Enterprise Services at Capital One. “As part of our greater supplier diversity work, we are honored to provide mentorship to accelerate the revenue and business growth of these entrepreneurs in the city where we live, work and serve.”

 

Mayor Levar Stoney delivered remarks to the graduating class and thanked them for the great contributions they make to the community.

 

About the Diverse Supplier Mentoring Program

Capital One’s diverse supplier mentoring program provides business owners with the tools, resources and counsel needed to succeed in today’s marketplace. The program pairs local entrepreneurs with Capital One associates to develop sustainable models that accelerate year over year growth, profitability and key operating metrics.  As part of Capital One’s Impact Initiative, the diverse supplier mentoring program aims to accelerate the success of small business owners to create more jobs, strengthen the local economy and move our society toward a more equitable future.


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City of Richmond Office of Minority Business Development launches new supplier and diversity portal for business registration

The City of Richmond’s Office of Minority Business Development (OMBD) has launched a new Supplier and Diversity Portal through B2GNow. 

The new portal will be used for minority business enterprise (MBE) and emerging small businesses (ESB) to register with OMBD’s office and can be accessed by visiting this link: https://richmondombd.diversitycompliance.com/?TN=richmondombd.

The new system will be utilized for MBE/ESB registration along with compliance management for accurate tracking of MBE/ESB spending, goal setting, certification, and much more. All minority small businesses are encouraged to register their business via the new portal. 

OMBD plans to deactivate the current MBD Businesses Directory on December 31, 2020 and encourages all registered businesses to re-register their firm. OMBD staff is available for assistance with the portal and to answer any questions. The new B2GNow system is a nationwide database and would provide exposure and full access to opportunities across the United States.  

OMBD will host a variety of trainings to assist businesses with getting registered in the new system. The first training will be Wednesday, September 30, 2020 from 12p.m – 1:30p.m. All businesses are encouraged to attend! Registration is required in order to receive the meeting link and conference call information. 

Registration is required. Register now:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a49a4ad23a3f85-mbeesb

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