| Winter 2006
Looking Forward to the Past
Publisher Rodney Reynolds' American Legacy is a must-read
for African-American history and culture.
By Karen Croke
Meet business professionals who chose diverse paths
Minority ownership of business rising at ‘phenomenal’
How non-qualified deferred compensation plans can help
businesses attract and retain key employees.
By Anthony G. Epps
You a Victim?
Predatory lending is on the rise. What you need to know.
By Alicia Maxey Greene
Technology and Small Business
Is it the key to a new level of success?
By Robert Faulkner
What's in Store for Small Biz
Learn what the SBA's Minority Business Programs have
to offer you.
PLUS: Trends in purchasing
IBM Honored by NMSDC as Business of the Year
Plus: IBM says diverse suppliers are good for business,
targets $2 billion in spending.
By James Carbone
How Kirk Sykes vision is creating new jobs, stronger
economies, and closer communities.
PLUS: Entergy earns top award for supplier
Con Edison’s Minority-And Women-Owned Business
Program creates strong partnerships.
Bank in the Community
Devoting time and attention to community development
Taste of Success
PepsiCo's Fred Canady knows what it takes.
•Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility
Ranks Fortune 100 Inclusion of the Hispanic Community
•Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's Businesswoman
of the Year
Native American Business
•Learn Abut the United Indian Development Association’s
Procurement and Technical Assistance (PTA) Program
•Top 10 Native American companies
•Diversity Management: Retaining Your Workforce.
By Chan Cho
•Meet Daisy Yau
Head of Westchester's Office of Asian American Affairs.
Hires, promotions, new programs and a complete calendar
of business events on the local and national level.
From the MBDA awards to the recent Empire State Development
expo, who's who in supplier diversity.