Palmetto Health presents “Are You Ready to Be in the Game?”

Posted on 12/1/2016

Diverse and small business development conference and vendor fair

Palmetto Health is sponsoring “Are You Ready to Be in the Game?”–Supplier Diversity Conference, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 1:30-4 p.m., at Palmetto Health Administrative Building, 293 Greystone Blvd., auditorium. Registration will begin at 1 p.m. The goal of the conference is to help foster sound business relationships and strengthen economic opportunities for small and minority businesses.

Diane E. Sumpter, founder, president and chief executive officer of DESA, Inc., will serve as the conference keynote speaker. Sumpter has spent more than 40 years working as a catalyst for change in South Carolina and the nation. As a business leader, she has concentrated on economic development while strategizing and leading advocacy efforts for small, minority and women-owned business enterprises. As a community activist, Sumpter has dedicated time and resources to the causes of educational advancement and cultural awareness.

Participants can sign up for bid opportunities at the event for the following categories: 

  • Consultants (all industries)
  • Pest control
  • Dry cleaning
  • Janitorial
  • Interior plants
  • Interior plants Christmas
  • Dry wall
  • Lab courier service
  • Medical supplies
  • Aquarium service
  • Translation
  • Vending
  • Security systems
  • Roof repair
  • Exterior building cleaning
  • Municipal waste
  • Window washing
  • Carpet cleaning
  • Carpet replacement
  • Water stations
  • Vehicle repair and maintenance
  • Commercial painting
  • Medical equipment
  • HVAC
  • Recycle
  • Transcription
  • Maintenance uniforms
  • Landscaping and lawn maintenance
  • Plumbing

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