ConnXus.com Names Top Supplier Diversity Companies for Second Quarter 2012

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Online supplier diversity service ConnXus.com named the top corporate buyers and supplier on its site for the second quarter of 2012.

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The ConnXus community membership grew more than 80 percent in the second quarter of 2012, resulting in more opportunities for both our buyer and 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 second quarter of 2012 today:
1)    Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
2)    Procurian, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania (tie)
2)    Columbus Metropolitan Library, Columbus, OH (tie)

“The ConnXus community membership grew more than 80 percent in the second quarter of 2012, resulting in more opportunities for both our buyer and supplier members,” said ConnXus.com Founder and CEO Rod Robinson. “As more companies turn to ConnXus to diversify their supplier base, it is impressive to see how these organizations have demonstrated their commitment to supplier diversity by actually awarding business to small, woman- and minority-owned businesses.”

The ConnXus.com 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. The site also recognized the best businesses among its diverse supplier members as ranked by their customers. Those suppliers receiving a composite customer STAR rating of five are (in alphabetical order):

About ConnXus
ConnXus.com is an online service that revolutionizes supplier diversity by making it easy and affordable for corporations to locate, evaluate and engage performance-rated small, minority- or woman-owned businesses. It’s a virtual marketplace that matches buyers with diverse suppliers in more than 100 product or service categories. Buyers can conduct searches for suppliers or post contract opportunities for suppliers to submit bids. Suppliers request performance ratings from prior customers, and just like many consumer-focused websites, more and better ratings translate into better search results. ConnXus also provides turnkey solutions for corporate procurement organizations: supplier diversity program assessment, design and implementation; comprehensive diverse supplier validation, classification and reporting; training; supplier outreach and qualification; and custom bid preparation. ConnXus also offers branded customized supplier diversity portals for corporations, chambers of commerce and other associations.

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