The Office of Supplier Diversity (OSD) continues to work alongside organizations that support small businesses. On May 5, OSD signed an Ambassador Agreement with the Small Business Development Center during its 29th Annual Government Small Business Conference in Tampa. Florida SBDC Network Government Contracting Services Manager Jane Dowgwillo and OSD Executive Director Hue T. Reynolds signed the agreement to solidify a partnership to increase contracting opportunities for Florida’s woman-, veteran- and minority-owned small businesses.
On June 17, OSD signed another Ambassador Agreement with the Gulf Coast African American Chamber of Commerce (GCAACC) in Pensacola. Executive Director Nicole Dixon with the GCAACC signed the agreement alongside Reynolds. These collaborative partnerships seek to increase outreach and assistance to small businesses wishing to do business with the state.