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Published on October 15th, 2014 | by Millennium Magazine Staff



Pictured above; Eric Watson, president and CEO, CVMSDC and Calvin Reese, president and founder, Millennium Magazine

CHARLOTTE, N.C. –Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council and Millennium Magazine announced a new strategic partnership in October 2014 to support and promote minority businesses through enhanced media activities and promotional content. Leveraging their respective networks and publishing platforms, the two organizations will assist and encourage minority entrepreneurial development; work to increase minority business ownership; expand procurement opportunities for minority-owned companies; assist in developing beneficial business climates and relationships; and publish news, information and opportunities that support minority business development.

Calvin Reese, president and founder of Millennium Magazine said, “There is strong synergy between the work of the Carolinas-Virginia Council and Millennium Magazine to strengthen and support economic development and wealth creation for minority businesses. The opportunity to collaborate with CVMSDC will expand our breadth and reach to support business growth for minority companies.”

Millennium Magazine is an online publication that helps small businesses market and promote their products or services to the community and potential customers. The publication is based in Columbia, SC and features the “How to Put Your Business in the Limelight” targeted marketing program.  The magazine has captured more readers than all other minority and non-major publications in South Carolina.

CVMSDC president and CEO Eric Watson said, “Our Council connects corporate members and Minority Business Enterprises throughout South Carolina, Virginia and North Carolina. Partnering with Millennium Magazine is yet another way to disseminate our message and advance the work of supplier diversity throughout the region.”

The Carolinas-Virginia MSDC is a non-profit corporation chartered to enhance business opportunities for minority-owned companies by providing support through developing mutually beneficial networking opportunities with corporate members and promoting minority business development. To learn more about this effort, visit Millennium Magazine at or CVMSDC online at


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