Grow in Memphis


Supplier Diversity Collaborative

Join this initiative to grow minority- and women-owned businesses.

Opportunity for all

Economic success belongs to everyone. The Chamber, including Chairman’s Circle members, are uniting organizations in a Supplier Diversity Collaborative to help businesses owned by minorities and women increase their sales. The Collaborative’s new supplier diversity plan focuses on certification, connections and development. An important first step is to help more Memphis companies qualify for Minority- or Woman-owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) certification. The Collaborative is also cataloging MWBEs and improving communication between purchasing companies and MWBE companies. Currently, a majority of the MWBE sales in Memphis are business-to-government. To expand the opportunities for MWBEs, the Collaborative is working to connect them to more private-sector purchasing. Chairman’s Circle members are stepping up with commitments to buy more products and services from MWBEs. MWBE companies are also receiving valuable guidance from Chairman’s Circle members through the Collaborative’s business development program.

Ascend Business Development Program

Mentors aren’t just for individuals. Learn how to connect your small business with a larger, more experienced one to help your company grow.

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Training

If you have a woman- or minority-owned business, let this program help you compete for international contracts – increase your sales and receipts.

MWBE & LOSB Contracts

We believe that the growth of local, minority & women-owned businesses is so important to Memphis, we’ve made it an organizational goal to grow the number of contracts for these companies.

Meet the Supplier Diversity Collaborative Partners

Click here to meet the businesses and organizations committed to creating economic growth for all of Memphis.

Questions? Contact Andre Gibson at agibson@memphischamber.com or 901-543-3507.

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