S & Y Industries to Honored at Minority & Women Business Awards Luncheon
Monday, September 24, 2012 New Release
The Kansas Department of Commerce’s Office of Minority and Women Business Development will host its 28th Annual Minority and Women Business Awards Luncheon at noon, Oct. 9, in the Emerald Ballroom, Capitol Plaza Hotel, 1717 Southwest Topeka Boulevard, Topeka, Kan. 66612.
The event will recognize 13 companies and six individuals for their support of Kansas minority and women-owned businesses and their efforts toward creating opportunities. A new award for Corporation of the Year will be given to a major corporation that has demonstrated leadership and commitment in advancing Kansas minority and/or women business enterprises through its diversity outreach programs. The luncheon coincides with Kansas Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week, the Department’s annual celebration of Kansas’ minority and women entrepreneurs.
“Strengthening and expanding minority and women-owned businesses will be key to Kansas if our state is to overcome its current economic challenges,” said Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George. “I am proud to help recognize the contributions of these business leaders during Kansas Minority Enterprise Development Week.”
The registration fee for the luncheon is $40 per person, or $320 per table of eight. Registration is required, and the deadline to registration is Oct. 3. To register or for more information, visit KansasCommerce.com/MEDWeek or contact Rhonda Harris, director of the Office of Minority and Women Business Development, at (785) 296-3425 or email@example.com. Sponsors include Dillons, GO Topeka’s Entrepreneurial and Minority Business Development, Hawker Beechcraft Corp., NetWork Kansas and PTMW Inc.
The Office of Minority and Women Business Development provides assistance in business development, identifying resources for financing and establishing contacts in the public and private sectors. The office is responsible for certifying minority and women-owned businesses as small disadvantaged businesses for procurement and subcontracting opportunities.
Company Awards—Kansas Women-Owned Businesses
Tenoch Construction, Inc.
6216 Mission Road
Fairway, Kan. 66205
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