Author Archive | Darren Rollison

Latinas and business with Nina Vaca

Nina Vaca, chairman emeritus of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, provided some insight into challenges faced by Latina entrepreneurs and what USHCC is doing to help them, as well as a look back into her own entrepreneurial beginnings. Women’s Enterprise: What challenges do Latina entrepreneurs face as they try to grow their businesses? … more →

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Mitchell & Titus, LLP to receive Partnership of the Year Award

Anthony Kendall Mitchell & Titus, LLP receives Partnership of the Year Award NEW YORK: Mitchell & Titus, LLP (Mitchell & Titus), the largest minority-controlled accounting firm in the US, will be recognized as “Partnership of the Year” by the not-for-profit organization, Selective Corporate Internship Program of New York/New Jersey (SCIP). SCIP provides underserved high school … more →

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The White House – Office of the Press Secretary

Readout of the President’s Meeting with the Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship This afternoon President Obama met with the inaugural members of the Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE) at the White House, along with Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, the PAGE Chair. Established by the Department of Commerce, PAGE is a group of successful … more →

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The Diversity Profit Equation

A new way to determine the value proposition for diversity and inclusion Today, as the U.S. economy pulls out of the recession, companies are putting a strong emphasis on productivity and regaining momentum in terms of profits. This environment has impacted diversity programs. One major question is, “What is the financial return on investment?” In … more →

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Supplier diversity must shift to supplier development

“The recession of 2008 created a shakeout in corporate supplier diversity programs. Corporations with vision already had strong programs and sustained them. They recognized that minorities are the future consumers, backbone of the workforce and major links in the value chain,” said Leonard Greenhalgh, professor of management and director, programs for minority- and women-owned businesses … more →

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Toyota’s Opportunity Exchange provides dynamic forum

Stepping through the revolving doors into the lobby of Cincinnati’s Duke Energy Center, the hum of busy downtown traffic outside transitioned into the spirited greetings and friendly chatter of attendees and guests gathering for the 24th Toyota Opportunity Exchange. It became clear right away that the next two days of seminars, networking and business connections … more →

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