Gateway Community & Technical College will host a supplier diversity fair Wednesday,
April 25, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Boone Campus, 500 Technology Way in Florence,
for area diverse business owners who want to learn more about opportunities for doing
business with the college.
The event, which will occur at the Center for Advanced Manufacturing Room B 104, supports
a new Supplier Diversity Initiative undertaken by the Kentucky Community and Technical
Opportunity is the key reason for this event, said Mike Baker, Gateway vice president
of business and administrative services. We want to provide the areas diverse business
owners with an opportunity to easily learn about, and compete for, the goods and services
needed at Gateway, as well as at other KCTCS colleges in the region.
The overall objective of the Supplier Diversity Initiative is to ensure KCTCS meets
its 2010-2016 Strategic Plan goals to "reflect the diversity of the students and employees
of our 16 colleges and the citizens of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
After a diverse business is registered with the Initiative, the business will be notified
by phone and email when a matching opportunity occurs. Newsletters and other communications
will also keep diverse business owners updated on future opportunities, Initiative-
related events and more.
The April 25 agenda includes an overview of how the Initiative works, a demonstration
of the online registration process, and an open question and answer session. A brief
tour of the Boone Campus will follow for interested attendees. Purchasing agents for
the college will be present. Light snacks will be provided.
To RSVP, or for more information, please contact Judie Hontas, Gateway business affairs
and purchasing specialist, at 859-442-1135 or email@example.com
Interested diverse suppliers may also visit supplierdiversity.kctcs.edu
to learn more about the KCTCS Supplier Diversity Initiative and to register their