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    • May 03, 2018
    • 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Best Buy Corporate Campus-7601 Penn Ave. South, Richfield


    Registration Deadline:  

    April 24, 2018

    The Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC), North Central Minority Supplier Development Council (NCMSDC) and Quorum invite you to the Joint Procurement Meeting hosted by Best Buy. 

    These meetings provide suppliers with an opportunity to meet and interact with the local and regional diverse small business community and large corporations, as well as government and not-for-profit institutions and agencies that support supplier diversity. As part of the program, Best Buy’s supplier diversity and procurement practices will be highlighted. Sourcing leaders and personnel will be on hand to discuss the process of doing business with Best Buy and to network. If you are a certified M/WBE/LGBTBE company, feel free to bring your company’s Capabilities Statement, along with your business cards.

    Program: The Keynote Speaker will be Kamy Scarlett, Best Buy Chief Human Resources Officer.  As part of the program, Best Buy’s supplier diversity efforts will be highlighted and procurement staff from the organization will be introduced. 

    Diverse Supplier Discussion & Contingent Labor Services (CLS) Presentation: Best Buy will present opportunities and challenges in supplier diversity programs and initiatives.  Separately, during the same time, there will be a special presentation by Best Buy’s IT Procurement Team, specifically designed for CLS providers.

    Opportunity Fair: At this networking event suppliers will have the opportunity to meet procurement professionals and business stakeholders. Please come prepared with a brief written capabilities statement describing your business.  

    Parking: Please park in the visitor parking lot located off of Penn Ave. and Hwy 494.


    1:30-2:00              Check-in and Networking*

    2:00-3:00              Program

    3:00-3:15              Break/Refreshments

    3:15-4:00              Diverse Supplier Discussion/CLS Presentation

    4:00-5:00              Opportunity Fair


    *Please do not arrive any earlier than 1:30 pm as Best Buy does not have the space to accommodate early arrivals.

    * All visitors must be escorted by a Best Buy employee and remain in designated event areas only. 

    *There will be no admittance to the Best Buy Corporate Campus after 4:15 p.m.

    *All visitors must leave the Best Buy Corporate Campus promptly at 5 p.m.



    • May 10, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Mercy Bar and Dining Room at La Meridien Chambers Hotel- 901 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN


    Celebrate Bold Excellence! At the Quorum Community Leadership Awards, we celebrate community leaders who represent the very best of Quorum’s core values of connecting, building and strengthening the LGBTA business landscape in the Twin Cities! 

    In honoring our community leaders, we are celebrating their dedication, their innovation, and their embodiment of leadership that drives both personal success and the success of those around them. These leaders have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to creating an equitable and inclusive community and continually contribute to a shared vision of economic success.  NEW FOR 2018: Join us for our first ever Quorum dance party immediately following the Awards Dinner!


    Who inspires you? Who do you see as a leader? Who do you want to make sure we honor for their hard work and dedication? Please take five minutes to complete our nomination form! If you prefer to print your nomination, please download and complete this form:

    CLA Nomination Form-2018.docx


     VIP Reception and Dinner $65.00/members   $75.00/non-members
     Dinner Only $50.00/members   $55.00/non-members
     Dance Party Only $15.00 (entrance after 8:15pm)

    Shop for all your favorites at our fabulous Silent Auction featuring items from a variety of Quorum members and supporters!


    Quorum depends on the generosity of our sponsors to continue to provide the highest level of quality services to our members. Please consider sponsoring this very unique event honoring our community partners. It is only with support like yours that we continue to be able to promote economic development for LGBTA owned businesses in Minnesota. 

    Corporate and Small Business Sponsorships are available at a variety of levels including Platinum, Silver and Supporting opportunities. For more information, please contact Rebecca Waggoner: rebecca@twincitiesquorum.com

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