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Diverse Business Owners Invited to Special Event at SCC

As part of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) diversity initiative, Somerset Community College (SCC) will be hosting an event for diverse business owners in the area to learn more about partnership opportunities with the college.

The Supplier Diversity Initiative event will be held in Somerset on June 28, 2012 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Harold Rogers Student Commons, Somerset Campus North, located at 808 Monticello Street in Somerset.

The event will also be held in London on June 21, 2012 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Health Sciences Building (Building #3), Room 113. The SCC Laurel Campus North is located at 100 University Drive in London.

Representatives from all diversity-owned or diversity-focused businesses are invited to attend this free event, including women, veterans, minorities and those with disabilities.

The key is opportunity, said Dr. Jo Marshall, President and CEO of SCC. We want to provide area diverse business owners with the opportunity to easily learn about, and compete for, the goods and services that are needed here at our college, as well as at other area colleges within the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.

Those in attendance will learn more about the KCTCS Supplier Diversity Initiative and how to enroll in the program. The agenda includes an overview of how the initiative works, a discussion of upcoming opportunities for goods/service needed by the college, a demonstration of the online registration process and an open question and answer session. Purchasing agents for the college will be present. Refreshments will be provided.

Once a diverse business is registered with the initiative they will be notified by phone and e-mail when a matching opportunity occurs. Newsletters and other communications will also keep them updated on future opportunities, initiative related events and more.

This is an ideal way for us to express our support for the diverse businesses in our community, demonstrate best-in-class supplier diversity for educational institutions in Kentucky, and allow these businesses to learn more about what SCC has to offer, said Dr. Marshall.

To RSVP for the Somerset event, or for more information, please call (606) 451-6616. To RSVP for the London event, call (606) 878-4802.
Interested diverse suppliers may also visit to learn more about the KCTCS Supplier Diversity Initiative.