Stony Brook University’s Office of Procurement held its annual Supplier Diversity Fair on April 18. The event was attended by about 25 exhibitors and more than 150 faculty and staff.
The event introduced minority-owned, women-owned and service disabled veteran-owned companies to SBU staff to help the university diversify its supplier base and support the local economy. The companies offered a range of goods and services, including IT products and services, architecture and engineering services, building supplies, medical and scientific lab supplies, spreadsheet services, and public speaking services.
“The valuable connections made during the event have provided the opportunity for numerous vendors to establish meaningful relationships with our faculty and staff, and these relationships have helped broaden our network of suppliers and help support our local economy,” said Maria Bracco, MWBE and SDVOB program coordinator in the Office of Procurement.
Anyone interested in more information about the companies that exhibited at the event can contact Bracco at firstname.lastname@example.org.