Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.) Celebrates A Decade of Innovation through Supplier Diversity

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TBS, Inc.'s Supplier Diversity Program continues to demonstrate its commitment to inclusion by engaging TBS business leaders, affinity organizations, and diverse suppliers in its signature event held on Tuesday, November 13, 2007.

Innovation -- Inclusion -- Economic Success. The inclusion legacy created by Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. is a powerful one. Turner's legacy is manifested in its leadership and its commitment to expand business opportunities in the communities that it serves.

TBS, Inc.'s Supplier Diversity Program was formally established in 1997 and has since distinguished its annual business symposium as a valuable source for procurement opportunities to Minority and Women Business Entrepreneurs. Over 300 attendees convened at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center, on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 to celebrate this important milestone for Turner's Supplier Diversity Program.

Under the captivating guidance of master of ceremonies, T.J .Holmes, CNN Newsroom Anchor, the program honored TBS employees and strategic business partners who contributed to shaping diversity from 1997 - 2007. The program agenda included a line-up of TBS and industry professionals, including: Rosemary Jones, Director, TBS Supplier Diversity Program, TBS corporate executives, and guest speaker and diversity strategist, Craig B. Clayton, Sr., President and CEO of The Spartacus Group.

Award Honorees:
Leading with Vision     
Greta Davis, executive director, Time Warner Supplier Diversity

The Bridge Builder    
Johnita Due, senior counsel, CNN Worldwide

Corporate Champions    

Trail Blazer
Merith Leapley, Leapley Construction Group

Spirit of Excellence
Sunny Chaudry, Sunny's Executive Sedan Service

Distinguished Service
Bert Fitts, Corporate Services Management, LP

Innovative Business Partner
Daryll Griffin, Accolades, Inc.

Following Jones's acknowledgement of the MWBE business partners and individuals who contributed to the success of the annual business symposium, the program concluded with a networking reception that further facilitated building business relationships and business opportunity.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.), a Time Warner company, is a major producer of news and entertainment product around the world and the leading provider of programming for the basic cable industry. For more information about TBS visit http://www.turner.com

Turner contact: Jeff Matteson TBS, Inc. 404/885-4242


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