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USC Business Diversity Office | Smal Local | Government | Diverse

The Department of Supplier Diversity Services fosters economic growth in California through campus use of businesses owned by minorities, women, and veterans, and small local businesses in the communities surrounding USC's campuses.

Diverse Supplier Goals for USC
USC has a goal to procure 15% of all purchases, regardless of source of funds, from Diverse Suppliers. To reach this goal, Supplier Diversity Services:

Pre-qualifies, recruits, and trains Diverse Suppliers
Improves accessiblity to and awareness of Diverse Suppliers throughout USC
Provides orientation to USC, "How to do Business with USC"
Recognizes USC departments for outstanding use of Diverse Suppliers

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A little about me:
Rhonda Thornton serves as director for the universities Small Business Diversity Office, SBDO. The SBDO administers Supplier Diversity, Government Subcontract Plans and the Local Vendor Program. The SBDO supports the inclusion of diverse suppliers within contracts, projects and purchases at USC. The SBDO works within Business Services Procurement to connect university procurement opportunities to small local, minority, women, or veteran businesses. The department advocates for the universities goal to purchase 15% of all spend from diverse or small local USC businessess. www.usc.edu/supplierdiversity
Your University Park secret:
1999
Who referred you?
E. H. North
School you attend:
UCSD and UCLA Regents | Post Graduate Certificate:USC Marshall School of Business EE Management Development Program USC LAS school of Religion Passing The Mantle Program
Or school your children attend:
USC's SPPD | Architecture
USC LAS Religion Civic and Culture Passing the Mantle
Preferred languages:
English
Interests:
The ARTS: Theater, Design, Photography. Health: Tennis, Dancing, Meditation. OASIS Art for the Soul" is my personal mission to support wellness through the ARTS a future learning academy supporting entrepreneurial training for micro and macro business.
Favorite local restaurant:
JR's BBQ on La Cienega, in MDR = CATCH at Cafe del Rey, in L.A. central SKY's the limit Taco's on Pico Blvd.
Favorite local business:
downtown L.A. USC Local Vendors: CR&A Custom Banners 7th at Olive St. and Maria's Italian Kitchen 6th Street L.A.; AAA Petal Pushers Flowers, Valor Sports.

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The USC Small Business Diversity Office supports local Small Business, Big Plans

Small Business, Big PlansCarmen Rad has more room to run her custom printing business these days.By Alan House on February 2, 2012 8:46 AMCarmen Rad started her business, CRA Custom Banner, out of her home in 1993. By 2009, her banner printing enterprise had grown enough for her move into a 25,000-square-feet building not far from the University Park campus.Rad attributes part of her company’s success to the USC local vendor program.“The program is a true advocate for small business,” Rad said.…See More
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Minority Business Opportunity Day at Palm Pacific Conference Center

February 24, 2011 all day
http://http://www.scmbdc.org/events/MBODwww.usc.edu/supplierdiversity "What's New" for more information or to registerwww.scmbdc.orgSouthern California Minortiy Business Developement CouncilJohn Murray Jr. PresidentSee More
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USC BUSINESS DIVERSITY EXPO 2011 at USC Ronald Tutor Campus Center Ballroom [lower level]

January 27, 2011 from 10am to 2pm
The Departments of Supplier Diversity and Purchasing ServicesInvite you to Business Diversity EXPO 2011 Showcasing USC small local, women, minority, and veteran-owned businesses  Thursday, January 27th, 201110:00 am - 2:00 pmRonald Tutor Campus Center Ballroom[lower level] USC staff, faculty, student groups, and special guests this is your opportunity to:  Connect with Diverse Suppliers and Local VendorsDiscover and learn about sustainable office productsEnter drawings for exciting raffle…See More
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USC BUSINESS DIVERSITY EXPO 2011 at USC Ronald Tutor Campus Center Ballroom [lower level]

January 27, 2011 from 10am to 2pm
The Departments of Supplier Diversity and Purchasing ServicesInvite you to Business Diversity EXPO 2011 Showcasing USC small local, women, minority, and veteran-owned businesses  Thursday, January 27th, 201110:00 am - 2:00 pmRonald Tutor Campus Center Ballroom[lower level] USC staff, faculty, student groups, and special guests this is your opportunity to:  Connect with Diverse Suppliers and Local VendorsDiscover and learn about sustainable office productsEnter drawings for exciting raffle…See More
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USC Supplier Diversity & Local Vendor Program achieves record 13% spend in April 2010.

The University Of Southern California's commitment to socially responsible spend continues to show through purchases from small local and diverse suppliers. In April 2010, during our current fiscal year, a record 13% spend was achieved in purchases from minority, women, veteran or small local businesses. Thank you , USC staff, faculty and students and our USC UPC Purchasing Teams for your clear dedication, commitment and inclusion of diversity.As we each prepare for the new fiscal year, July 1,…See More
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USC Supplier Diversity & Local Vendor Program achieves record 13% spend in April 2010.

The University Of Southern California's commitment to socially responsible spend continues to show through purchases from small local and diverse suppliers. In April 2010, during our current fiscal year, a record 13% spend was achieved in purchases from minority, women, veteran or small local businesses. Thank you , USC staff, faculty and students and our USC UPC Purchasing Teams for your clear dedication, commitment and inclusion of diversity.As we each prepare for the new fiscal year, July 1,…See More
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USC Supplier Diversity & Local Vendor Program achieves record 13% spend in April 2010.

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The University Of Southern California's commitment to socially responsible spend continues to show through purchases from small local and diverse suppliers. In April 2010, during our current fiscal year, a record 13% spend was achieved in

purchases from minority, women, veteran or small local businesses. Thank you , USC staff, faculty and students and our USC UPC Purchasing Teams for your

clear dedication, commitment and inclusion of…

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Senator Price’s Culver City Town Hall is Thursday, January 28, 2010 TONIGHT

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REMINDER! Senator Price’s Culver City Town Hall is Thursday!!



Senator Price will be hosting the fourth in a series of town hall meetings held throughout the 26th Senate District to discuss the state’s most pressing policy and budgetary issues. The public is encouraged to attend this meeting in order to become better informed on issues relating to the state budget, healthcare, senior issues, education, and pending 2010 legislation.



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