Wednesday, April 3, 2013

New Certified Supplier Roundtable Meets Success

On Wednesday, March 27, NGLCCNY kicked off its new Certified Supplier Roundtable. Attendees included over a dozen LGBTBEs from the greater New York City area. This new initiative is a private peer group of certified members from NGLCCNY and CABO where owners can come together to help each other grow our businesses.

The meeting was opened by David Ricciardi, Chair of the Supplier Diversity Committee for NGLCCNY and facilitated by D Scott Pierce of Odyssey Leadership. The meeting agenda was framed around the key question, “What would help you gain better value from being an NGLCC Certified Supplier?

This first session yielded several significant ideas and topics of interest including:

• Getting an instructional overview of how to best leverage the NGLCC Corporate Partner & Certified Supplier database.

• Establishing an “NGLCC Corporate Introduction” process to help certified suppliers effectively connect to the right people within Corporate Partner organizations.

• Members each hosting a couple of 30-minute “getting to know you” discussions to learn more about each other and our respective businesses.

"The Certified Supplier Roundtable is the next great program for NGLCCNY," said David Ricciardi. "Our LGBTBE members are ready for a forum to connect regularly outside of networking events, dedicated to education and sharing of best practices."

A special THANK YOU! to NGLCCNY Gold Business Member Jack Osborn for providing a great conference room to host the first Roundtable!

WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN US? You are welcome to attend if you are either a certified supplier, or a potential certified supplier with your application submitted to NGLCC.

Please contact D. Scott Pierce at or David Ricciardi at

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