13th Annual Relationships to Partnerships Sessions
Stewart Center - Purdue University
Since February, 2005, Purdue has invited hundreds of Minority and Women Business Enterprises (MWBE’s) to the West Lafayette campus to meet buyers and end-users of a wide range of goods, services. In 2006, the Supplier Diversity Development Coalition of Greater Lafayette agreed to partner with Purdue University to increase the opportunities available to MWBEs that attend. Since then, over 1,000 MWBEs have attended the event and were introduced to buyers and end-users from all over Tippecanoe County. The mission of the Coalition is to encourage diversity and support creative solutions that result in long term partnerships between small diverse businesses and the larger members of the Greater Lafayette Business Community. Coalition members realize that developing strong business relationships is profitable.