Published on January 10th, 2018 | by Millennium Magazine Staff1
RICHLAND TWO HOSTS SECOND-ANNUAL SMALL AND MINORITY VENDOR SHOWCASE
COLUMBIA, S.C. — On February 22, Richland School District Two will host its second annual Small and Minority Vendor Showcase from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the District Office at R2i2, located at 763 Fashion Drive in the Village at Sandhill.
Vendors will have an opportunity to network and make face-to-face connections with school and district officials to discuss the products and services they offer. All participants must complete the Vendor Showcase Registration form on the district’s website: www.richland2.org. There is a $20 registration fee. Registration will end on Friday, January 19, 2018 by close of business.
Businesses with 100 or less employees, owned by women and other minorities are encouraged to attend the vendor showcase. Participants can bring samples, brochures and other information about their companies.
This second annual Small and Minority Vendor Showcase is being held as the district continues to work toward building stronger relationships with qualified small and minority businesses and building our vendor base with vendors in the Richland Two community and in the Midlands.
“Richland Two is continuing in its efforts to increase diversity among vendors in the community who would like to do business with us”, said Richland Two Procurement Director Delores Coleman.
These goals are part of the Richland Two Minority Business Enterprise Plan adopted by the school board in 2001. The plan aims to provide opportunities for businesses owned and operated by minorities to not only participate in the procurement process but also to be awarded contracts.