REGISTER NOW… for the ‘RAISING THE BAR’ MINI-SERIES! Learn how to do business with The Auto Club Group…

2022 VIRTUAL EDUCATIONAL MINI-SERIES
WHAT
The signature ‘Raising the Bar’ Mini-Series was created to assist MBEs to develop, know, and grow their business. Each unique session is designed for attendees to learn how to conduct business with corporations, government buying agencies, and other major purchasers. The participants learn, firsthand, the actual requirements necessary for conducting business with the specific member corporation. It is an informative, productive and value-add forum with take-a-ways for business success.
WHEN
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
11:00am – 12 Noon EST
10:00am – 11:00am CST
WHO
THE AUTO CLUB GROUP (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America. ACG and its affiliates provide membership, insurance, financial services and travel offerings to over 9.8 million members across eleven states and to U.S. territories, including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, most of Illinois and Minnesota; and a portion of Indiana. ACG belongs to the National AAA Federation with more than 59 million members in the United States and Canada.
For additional information visit:
PRESENTER

Anand Kumar
Director, Supplier Diversity Program
FEE
TSMSDC Certified MBEs | TSMSDC Corporate Members – FREE
MBEs (Non-Certified) | Corporate (Non-Member) | Others – $50.00
WHEN
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
11:00am – 12 Noon EST
10:00am – 11:00am CST
WHO
MEIJER, INC. is a family-owned retailer founded in 1934, and is the 18th largest private company in the U.S. (as ranked by Forbes), with 70,000 employees. The company’s corporate campus is located in Grand Rapids, MI., and their service areas include Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin.
For additional information visit:
PRESENTER
Carla Hendon
Director
Supplier Diversity and Indirect Procurement
FEE
TSMSDC Certified MBEs | TSMSDC Corporate Members – FREE
MBEs (Non-Certified) | Corporate (Non-Member) | Others – $50.00
WHEN
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
11:00am – 12 Noon EST
10:00am – 11:00am CST
WHO
TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY (TVA) is a corporate agency of the United States that provides electricity for business customers and local power distributors serving nearly 10 million people in parts of seven southeastern states: Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.
For additional information visit:
PRESENTER
Paul A. Buerkle Jr. – CPSM, CPSD
Senior Program Manager
Supplier Diversity & Development
(Supply Chain)
FEE
TSMSDC Certified MBEs | TSMSDC Corporate Members – FREE
MBEs (Non-Certified) | Corporate (Non-Member) | Others – $50.00
WHEN
Tuesday, August 30, 2021
11:00am – 12 Noon EST
10:00am – 11:00am CST
WHO
CINCINNATI/NORTHERN KENTUCKY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (CVG) has been serving commercial passengers since 1947. CVG has more than 7,700 acres of land, four runways, a diversified base of operations on and near the campus, along with an economic impact of $6.8 billion (2018). CVG was named the Best Regional Airport in North America by London-based Skytrax, during the 2021 World Airport Awards.
For additional information visit:
PRESENTER
LaDonna Purcell, CPPO, CPPB
Director
Contract & Procurement Administration
FEE
TSMSDC Certified MBEs | TSMSDC Corporate Members – FREE
MBEs (Non-Certified) | Corporate (Non-Member) | Others – $50.00
WHEN
Thursday, October 27, 2022
11:00am – 12 Noon EST
10:00am – 11:00am CST
WHO
ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES, LLC is one of the world’s largest producers and marketers of tobacco, cigarettes and related products. It operates worldwide and is headquartered in Virginia. Wholly-owned subsidiaries include Philip Morris USA, Inc., U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company, John Middleton Co., Helix Innovations, LLC, and Philip Morris Capital Corporation, with category-leading names like Marlboro®, Black & Mild®, Copenhagen®, Skoal® and on!® oral nicotine pouches. The company also owns equity investments in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV, JUUL Labs, Inc. and Cronos Group.
For additional information visit:
PRESENTER
Lisa M. Blake
Supplier Diversity Manager
FEE
TSMSDC Certified MBEs | TSMSDC Corporate Members – FREE
MBEs (Non-Certified) | Corporate (Non-Member) | Others – $50.00

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