Top Supplier Diversity Companies on connXus.com

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Supplier diversity matchmaker connXus.com announces the top companies awarding business to diverse suppliers for the fourth quarter of 2011.

Home Page of www.connXus.com, a new online service

connXus.com is an online service that connects diverse businesses with companies seeking diverse suppliers.

Our scoring system identifies the top supplier diversity companies on connXus.com. Buyers receive points for each opportunity they post on the connXus.com site, and additional points for awarding a contract to one of our supplier members.

connXus.com, an online service that connects small, woman- or minority-owned businesses with companies seeking diverse suppliers, named the top corporate buyers on the site for the fourth quarter of 2011 today:
1)    City of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio
2)     ICG Commerce, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania (tie)
    Premier Health Partners, Dayton, Ohio    

“At connXus, we want to honor those corporate buyers who actually award business to diverse suppliers,” said connXus.com Founder and CEO Rod Robinson. “Our scoring system identifies the top supplier diversity companies on connXus.com. Buyers receive points for each opportunity they post on the connXus.com site, and additional points for awarding a contract to one of our supplier members.”

connXus.com revolutionizes supplier diversity by making it easy and affordable for corporations to locate, evaluate and engage performance-rated small, minority- or woman-owned businesses in any product or service category and in any geographic location. Since launching in December 2010, corporate buyer members have posted more than $80 million in contract opportunities for diverse supplier members on the site.

The site also recognized the best businesses among its diverse supplier members as ranked by their customers. Those suppliers receiving five-star ratings are (in alphabetical order):

  •     5 O’Clock Computers., Beavercreek, Ohio
  •     Atrium Staffing, New York, New York
  •     Blackboard Marketing, Cincinnati, Ohio
  •     Catering by Chef LLC, Washington D.C.
  •     Mach 1 Global Services, Tempe, Arizona
  •     Premier Fulfillment, Grand Prairie, Texas
  •     Veterans Shredding, New Prague, Minnesota

connXus.com was created by Fortune 1000 procurement expert and supplier diversity consultant Rod Robinson and serial internet entrepreneur Chris Downie. Corporations register as buyer members and indicate in which of the more than 100 product or service categories they have purchasing needs. Small, minority- or woman-owned businesses register as supplier members, indicating the product or service categories they provide, as well as creating a company profile highlighting their size, areas of expertise and representative customers. Suppliers request performance ratings from prior customers, and just like many consumer-focused websites, more and better ratings translate into better search results. Buyers can also conduct searches for specific suppliers or post contract opportunities for suppliers to submit bids. Nearly 1,000 registered connXus members include small, woman- and minority-owned businesses representing hundreds of categories and corporate buyers responsible for more than $20 billion in annual spending.

For more information, go to http://www.connxus.com.

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