Guy Brown Selected 2013 National Supplier of The Year

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Serves Major National Clients; Earns $250 Million Annually

Under the strong leadership of President and Chief Executive Officer Tera Vazquez, Guy Brown has experienced tremendous growth.

Guy Brown, a certified Minority Women Business Enterprise (MWBE) based in Brentwood, Tennessee, was selected as the 2013 National Supplier of the Year by the National Minority Supplier Development Council. The firm has 90 employees and exceeded $245 million in sales in 2012.

“It’s always an honor to be recognized with any award, but this specific acknowledgement is especially meaningful to our entire team,” said Tera Vazquez, President and CEO of Guy Brown. “We understand the challenges and the blessings of operating a minority-owned business, we appreciate our customers that rely on our goods and services, and we value our professional affiliation with NMSDC.”

The announcement was made by the National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc.® (NMSDC®) at its black-tie awards ceremony in San Antonio, TX. Guy Brown was selected from among a total 21 nominees for Class IV regional supplier of the year. The awards ceremony capped a four-day conference and business opportunity fair attended by nearly 6,000 corporate executives, supplier diversity professionals, government agency representatives and minority business owners from around the world.

The Supplier of the Year award features 16 regional winners. They are divided into four classes based on annual sales, and nominated by their corporate customers. NMSDC- certified Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American businesses are evaluated on the basis of business growth, development and performance, community service and the ability to overcome challenges brought on by the company owner’s heritage or background. A total of 92 MBEs were nominated for the award in 2013.

“Under the strong leadership of President and Chief Executive Officer Tera Vazquez, Guy Brown has experienced tremendous growth,” said NMSDC President Joset Wright- Lacy. “Her work in the Tennessee business community is just as impressive. During her three-year tenure as president of the Tennessee Latin American Chamber of Commerce, membership grew more than 250 percent, sponsorship grew more than 400 percent and income increased more than 200 percent. She was also instrumental in the strategic growth of the Chamber’s board.”

ABOUT GUY BROWN: Guy Brown is an award-winning, certified Minority Women Business Enterprise (MWBE) offering quality office, furniture, print promotional and facility resource solutions to large multi-site companies. Guy Brown is committed to developing customer relationships that meet needs and exceed expectations. By offering a one-stop solution Guy Brown is able to accommodate diverse business needs with award-winning customer service. The company has received multiple awards from many major clients.

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