MCC understands the value of identifying diverse vendors and the value of maintaining good vendor relationships. As one of the country's premier urban-suburban community colleges, MCC strives to extend opportunities not only to students, but also to small, minority and women-owned businesses. This initiative is a powerful means of benefitting the economy and the communities we serve.
If you are an MBE or WBE that is interested in providing services to MCC, you are encouraged to join our registry of suppliers, or you can contact:
Program Coordinator - Supplier Diversity
On Thursday, July 14, the Purchasing Department hosted the second in the series of social media workshops entitled "What is Social Media and How Can it Help Grow Your Business?" The presenter was Paige Cahill of Constant Contact.
This seminar targeted small businesses and non-profit organizations that wanted to know how social media could help feed their businesses or organizations with more customers, referrals, donations, members and prospects. In this session the attendees learned:
Terry Sprick said, "Good job today. There is so much information to absorb and ideas to try. I just need the time to start and expand my efforts in social media. Thank you, Paige and Chris for the seminar. Mrs. Kelly, thanks to you and MCC for facilitating the exposure and learning process. See you soon."
Dorothy Miller, Director of Purchasing, and her staff always seek opportunities to help small business owners with their business development and growth. Providing the meeting space for these types of seminars is one way they are attempting to accomplish this.
Metropolitan Community College Purchasing Department hosted an informational meeting on June 9th to promote minority and women-owned business participation on the Penn Valley Student Enrollment Project. Several business owners were in attendance to meet the Purchasing staff and to find out how to do business with MCC.
Darrel Meyer, Director of Physical Facilities, introduced his team and shared information about upcoming opportunities for mechanical/HVAC, flooring, furniture, roofing and glass and glazing. Representatives from Gould Evans, Roof Asset Management, Lankford + Associates and Norton & Schmidt Engineering were in attendance, as well as to provide detailed information about the projects and bid dates.
Dorothy Miller, Director of Purchasing, along with her staff provided information on how to get registered as a vendor, where to pick up plans and other relevant information.
On May 12th, Metropolitan Community College's Purchasing Department hosted a workshop to share with small, minority and women-owned businesses "The Power of Email Marketing." This workshop was the first in a series of topics for business owners interested in learning how to run their business more efficiently.