AGLCC Procurement Spotlight
On July’s episode of Midtown Business Radio with Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (AGLCC) co-hosts, Emma Foulkes, of Foulkes & Steele Wealth Management, and Bruce Logue, of Corbell Group–Keller Williams, hosted Sandy Mollett, of First Data, Dan Dunlop, of Dunlop Productions, and former AGLCC President, Sheila Merritt.
One of the highlights of the show focused on the recent Procurement Spotlight hosted by Cox Communications. Dan Dunlop talked about participating in the Shark Tank competition featuring 3 area businesses vying for the top spot, selected by Cox Communications executives doing the judging. The entrepreneurs had 5 minutes each to pitch their business solutions before the winner (Dan Dunlop) was selected.
The Procurement Spotlight allowed attendees to meet Cox Communications procurement executives and learn about supplier opportunities and hone their ability to share their businesses with prospective clients.
We were also joined by Sandy Mollett of First Data. First Data is a global leader in commerce-enabling technology and solutions, serving approximately six million business locations and 4,000 financial institutions in 118 countries around the world. The company’s 24,000 owner-associates are dedicated to helping companies, from start-ups to the world’s largest corporations, conduct commerce every day by securing and processing more than 2,500 transactions per second and $1.9 trillion per year. Around the world, First Data simplifies institutions and their customers.
Sandy shared how First data is hosting AGLCC University on August 2nd for networking with First Data’s SVP of Strategic Sourcing and members of his team. Stay for a dynamic presentation of small businesses pitching for a Small Business Extreme Makeover and learn how they’re preparing their businesses for the next wave of growth!
Emma and Bruce were also very pleased to re-introduce Sheila Merritt, a former President of AGLCC, who is coming back to the AGLCC leadership team as Corporate Partner Relationship Manager to foster relationships with enterprises in the community and promote engagement with LGBTBE entrepreneurs.
Sheila Merritt, Corporate Partner Relationship Manager, AGLCC
Sandy Mollett, SVP, Strategy & Programs / Co-Chair, Atlanta Diversity & Cultural Council, First Data
Dan Dunlop, Founder/President, Dunlop Productions