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Published on November 19th, 2014 | by Millennium Magazine Staff


CVMSDC; “Innovation that Drives Business Results”

Pictured above; Derek Lott, Sr. Director of Supplier Diversity for BI-LO Holdings, Inc. and and Milton Corley, Operations Support for BI-LO Holdings, Inc. BI-LO Holdings, Inc. is a sponsor of the Summit. Photo by Calvin Reese, Millennium Magazine

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council will host its 8th Minority Business Enterprises Summit on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, at Milliken and Company located at 920 Milliken Road in Spartanburg, SC. The daylong event will connect some of the nation’s largest and most successful Minority Business Enterprises with major corporations to pursue new business opportunities and establish new business relationships.

This year’s MBE Summit theme is: “Innovation Driven by Business Results.” Highlights of the event will include: Learning How to Lead Your Business/Organization to Predictable Success and Keep it There. Participants also can attend an Energy Summit hosted by Duke Energy with guests from Fluor, SCANA and Dominion.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Milliken and Company,
920 Milliken Rd., Spartanburg, SC 29303
Time: 7:30am – 4:45pm


7:30am-8:30am Registration & Continental Breakfast Customer Service Area
Morning Session – “Sharpening Your Capability Statement for Success” Forum
Presented by: Sherry Pittinger Owner/CEO of A Focused Approach Inc

8:45am-9:00am General Assembly Colosseum Room
Michael Riordan, CEO of Greenville Health System
Sue Schneider, CEO of Spartanburg Water
Derek Lott, Sr., Director of Supplier
Diversity for BI-LO Holdings, Inc.
Expected Outcomes Eric Watson CEO of CVMSDC

9:00am-11:30am Interactive Session for All Colosseum Room
Keynote Session: “Achieving Predictable Success as a Business, Organization and/or Corporation”
Presented by: Dave McKeown “COO of Predictable Success

11:40am – 12:00pm Driving Innovation Forum
Presented by: Milliken representative

12:15pm – 1:20pm MBE Scholarship Luncheon Forum
Greetings Milliken Representative
Recognition of Sponsors and Attendees Eric Watson
Scholarship Presentations (Past and Present) Duke Energy and Denny’s

1:30pm-3:00pm Energy Summit for All Colosseum Room
Afternoon Session: Shining Light on the Energy Industry, Understanding the Current Landscape and Future Opportunities
Moderated by: Edison Electric Institute (Panelist to include senior executives from: Duke Energy, Dominion, SCANA, E4 Carolinas, and Fluor)

3:15pm – 4:45pm Networking with Corporations Forum


To learn more about CVMSDC or to register for the MBE Summitand other events, visit online


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