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CAMSC Winter Newsletter – January Issue
A Letter from the President
Colleagues, Peers, and Friends:
It’s a delight to welcome the New Year with a fresh perspective, as we greet 2013 with an exciting slate of opportunities, and endeavor to continue our delivery on CAMSC’s mandate: Advocate, Support, Develop, Connect.
There are some significant updates we’re happy to share:
With broader efforts to improve our communications to our members and stakeholders, CAMSC disseminated a communications survey in November. We would like to thank those who participated in this survey and providing us their valuable feedback. Based on our findings, and as a result, we have made slight modifications to the way we currently interact with our members through the CAMSC Newsletter.
In the past, we had ensured that our members and stakeholders received regular, monthly updates, including the Quarterly publications.
Moving forward, wewill continue to provide only Quarterly Newsletters in the following fashion:
- Winter: January
- Spring: April
- Summer: June
- Fall: September
CAMSC plans for 2013 to be a busy year full of fabulous networking, matchmaking and learning events. Please be sure to visit our 2013 Event Calendar and save the dates!
We look forward to working with you to make 2013 an outstanding success, and turn those successes into stories we can celebrate. Singing in tune with any hockey fans, allow me close with wise words from a dear friend: “It’s time to drop the puck.”
Supplier Success Story:
ANM Industries: Coatings is the Future
Among their long list of services, ANM Industries is well known to their clients in the automotive industry throughout southwestern Ontario, for providing electro-deposition painting and powder coating services. ANM’s operating facility, based out of Windsor, boasts 70,000 square feet with ample office space, a warehouse, 2 E-coating , 2 powder-coating lines, and 6 loading docks. One of the e-coating lines has a direct in line acid-pickle bath, which is formulated to remove weld scale and ceramitization from parts. Since its inception in 2002, ANM Industries is a long way from its former, more humble beginnings.
Corporate Member News:
Targets Committment to Support Supplier Diversity in Canada, Through Membership with Canadian Aboriginal & MinoritySupplier Council (CAMSC)
CAMSC is proud to announce that Target joins the roster of leading corporations committed to an inclusive and diverse supply chain in the Canadian market.
In light of Target’s recent announcement confirming more than 120 store locations in Canada, “CAMSC welcomes the opportunity to connect Target Canada to innovative and competitive aboriginal and minority-owned businesses across Canada,” says CAMSC President Cassandra Dorrington. “We are very pleased that Target Canada has hit the ground running with its Supplier Diversity initiative, and that it has already actively engaged with a number of CAMSC certified suppliers in a range of products and services in support of store operations.”
Supplier Diversity at Target
Target launched its Supplier Diversity initiative in 1998, with the mission to connect internal sourcing teams with qualified diverse-owned businesses positioned to deliver strategic business solutions, create competition and drive innovation. Today, Supplier Diversity is focused enterprise-wide and continues to drive value for the company’s bottom line as well as its reputation as a corporation committed to supporting communities where it does business. Target further supports diverse business development through active participation in national and local organizations such as CAMSC. In Canada, Target Supplier Diversity will work solely with suppliers who have been certified by either CAMSC or WEConnect and initially focus in the non-retail space. Target is committed to understanding the Canadian culture and maintaining its strong reputation as a great business, a great employer and a great partner,” says Brad Pomerleau, Director of Strategic Sourcing. “We look forward to leveraging our relationship with CAMSC in the future to identify certified aboriginal and minority-owned suppliers across Canada who can provide innovative, competitively priced products and services.”
Visit http://diversesupplierlink.com to complete an online registration profile for Target.
Acosys Consulting Recognized for Committment to Diversity Through Prestigious TBOT Award
On November 15, 2012, The Toronto Board of Trade (TBOT) presented Acosys Consulting Services Inc. with a Business Excellence Award.
Acosys was honoured by TBOT for its commitment to Diversity, through its industry leadership and demonstrated success in Aboriginal Talent Management and Inclusion.
CAMSC’s Recently Certified Suppliers
Got Innovation? Click Here to see CAMSC’s newest aboriginal and minority owned businesses.
CAMSC New Corporate Members
To view the full list of CAMSC’s Corporate Members, Click Here
Diversity Business Marketplace
Login to the Diversity Business Marketplace to view the following business opportunities:
- Supplier of Plastic Merchandiser Bags
- Supplier of Labels and Forms
Check back often as opportunities change rapidly. Recently posted opportunities have included Carpe Care and Maintenane Services, in addition to Furniture Delivery & Installation.
RBC/CAMSC Supplier Diversity Mentorship Workshop – February 19, 2013
We would like to provide CAMSC Certified Suppliers, the exclusive opportunity to hear how they can be more successful in growing their business, developing working relationships and securing business with large organizations. This is a great opportunity for suppliers to meet and network with RBC Procurement professionals. There will also be exclusive opportunities to meet key Tier 1 suppliers in real estate, food services, and other areas.
Click here to register
CAMSC 2013 Event Calendar – Save The Dates!
RBC Diversity Mentorship Event
Diversity Procurement Fair: April 9 & 10th
CAMSC’s signature networking and matchmaking event. Stay tuned for details – registration available February 8th
June B2B Crossborder: June 4
Betting on Diversity:
9th Annual Business Achievement Awards Gala: September 26th
Partner News / Events
2013 Small Business Information Expo:
The Small Business Information Expo is a free tradeshow that brings together various organizations and government departments that support small businesses. By attending the event, you will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with representatives from valuable programs, learning about the many services available to you. For more information, click here.