8th Annual B2B in Battle Creek @ FireKeepers Casino
Mar 9 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join Kellogg’s for an exciting afternoon of Business to Business networking!

Buyers from area corporations, government, healthcare providers and institutions of higher learning will join Kellogg procurement to host networking tables and meet with potential suppliers. Table hosts include: Accident Fund, ACRO, Anthem + Schawk, Barilla, Bartlett Milling, Battle Creek Bombers/Kalamazoo Bombers, BCD Travel, Bilfinger, Bronson Healthcare, CBRE, CHEP, City of Battle Creek, City of Grand Rapids, City of Kalamazoo, Consumers Energy, CSM Group, DTE Energy, Eaton, FONA, Gentex, Gordon Food Service (GFS), Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC),Grand Valley State University (GVSU), Graphic Packaging International, Healthy Food Ingredients (HFI), Herman Miller, Kerry, Knappen Milling, Leo Burnett Group, Menasha, Perrigo, Republic Services, Roskam Bakery, Siemer Milling Company, Spectrum Health, Star of the West Milling, Stryker, Symrise, Tenneco, The Andersons, Transcontinental Packaging (TCP), W Soule, Western Michigan University (WMU), Workplace Solutions. Additional companies will be listed as they register. This is an e

Take time to register your business with Pure Michigan or VetBiz, learn the benefits of membership with the Asian Pacific American, Battle Creek, Detroit LGBT or West Michigan Hispanic Chambers of Commerce. Discover what it means to become certified through the Great Lakes Women’s Business Council, Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council, NGLCC the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce or NaVOBA- the National Veteran Owned Business Association. Resentatives of PTAC and the SBDC will be present to assist with registering to become a federal contractor and discuss business planning. Hotel Discounts available!

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2020 NGLCC Conference Breakout Session RFP
Mar 16 all-day

The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) International Business & Leadership Conference fosters an environment promoting reflection and peer exchange for LGBT-owned and -operated businesses, corporate supplier diversity and procurement professionals, domestic and Global affiliate chamber leaders, as well as government and NGO representatives. NGLCC is seeking session proposals that create genuine conversations among attendees, and engage presenters’ subject-matter expertise.

If you are interested in presenting a breakout session at the 2020 NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference, click here to fill out the proposal form.
The deadline for proposal submissions is 11:59 PM PST on Monday, March 16, 2020. Please direct your questions about the 2020 NGLCC Conference Breakout Session Request for Proposals (RFP) to
Digitize Now: How to make the digital shift to scale your business @ Online - Webinar
Mar 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

In 2018, BDC conducted a research study to see the level of digital maturity of Canadian entrepreneurs – if they are taking advantage of technology to grow their business, and how they are incorporating technology. Together, we’ll explore how to make the digital shift to scale your business.

Presented by:  Brooke Gordon – Senior Advisor, Women Entrepreneurs | Conseillère principale, Entrepreneure au féminin BDC

Register in advance for this meeting: 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Meet Our Partners – Monthly ‘Connection’ Call BDC @ Online - Webinar
Mar 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

CGLCC wants our Members and Certified Suppliers across Canada to connect with Corporate Partners with as few barriers as possible. The CGLCC monthly ‘Meet Our Partners” call is a chance for you to speak with CGLCC Corporate and Government partners and understand the WHO, WHAT and HOW’ s about their Procurement Programs, Supply Chain, and your opportunities to get involved.

Presented by: Maude Pariseau Directrice, Approvisionnement | Director, Procurement BDC

Register in advance for this meeting: 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Elevating Womxn Entrepreneurs: Conquering Impostor Syndrome @ Accenture Toronto Offices
Mar 24 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am
LOUD Foundation Gala @ CBC Building
May 14 all-day
Lunch & Learn: Supplier Diversity 101 @ Pan Pacific Vancouver
May 27 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Lunch & Learn: Supplier Diversity 101 @ Pan Pacific Vancouver

Supplier Diversity Alliance Canada (SDAC) invites BC based corporate and government buyers and leaders to join us at ”Lunch & Learn: Supplier Diversity 101” on May 27th. This is a closed-door session for all corporate and government professionals interested in learning more about supplier diversity. The focus is on learning how to cultivate, build and grow relationships and business opportunities between certified diverse suppliers, corporations and public organizations. Following the session there will be an opportunity to connect with diverse suppliers (separate registration required).

Who should attend:

  • Corporate procurement leaders looking to establish a supplier diversity program
  • Government procurement representatives seeking to implement or improve their social procurement initiatives
  • Public and procurement leaders eager to learn more about supplier diversity and its fit for their organization


11:30 am – Registration & buffet luncheon
12:00 pm – Supplier Diversity 101
12:45 pm – Q&A
1:00pm – Closing remarks & Networking break

What you can expect:

  • Discover foundational principles of supplier diversity in Canada
  • Get inspired by corporations with seasoned supplier diversity programs
  • Learn where to find diverse suppliers in Canada
  • Best practices of developing a supplier diversity program
  • Lunch will be included

And much more!

*Please register in advance to help us plan seating and refreshments.

LGBT+ Global Business Summit @ Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
Jun 11 – Jun 12 all-day
LGBT+ Global Business Summit @ Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel

Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel 2020
The Power of Connection

In spite of continuous economic uncertainty, LGBT+ business leaders are forging ahead. They continue to break new ground, expand their businesses, and strengthen our communities.
This year we celebrate and learn from Unstoppable LGBT+ Leaders as we continue to connect, support and grow Canada’s LGBT+ business community.
CGLCC’s LGBT+ Global Business Summit presents The Power of Connection – building on the premise that a strong and inclusive Canadian economy depends on the success of all Canadian entrepreneurs, small and medium-sized businesses.
This two-day event will help LGBT+ business owners, corporate leaders, professionals and young entrepreneurs better understand the forces and trends that affect businesses day to day.  It will identify and examine the opportunities available for businesses to meet the challenges ahead.
This year’s Summit brings together leaders and experts from government, corporations, entrepreneurship, academia, and global economic development. Through educational programming and networking, the Summit will strengthen the ecosystem that supports the advancement of economic and social development of LGBT+ entrepreneurs and the LGBT+ community at large, in Canada and globally.

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