***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Towanda Livingston, SLMBE Director To Promote Supplier Diversity at the Minority Supplier Development Council’s (MSDC) 30th Annual Procurement Conference and Tradeshow

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Laurel – June 27, 2012: Towanda Livingston, Director of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission’s (WSSC) Small, Local and Minority Business Enterprise Office, will be a panelist on the panel at the Maryland/District of Columbia Minority Supplier Development Council (MSDC) 30th Annual Business Procurement Conference and Tradeshow.

Livingston, a key supporter of the growing national Supplier Diversity movement, will encourage the corporate personnel in supplier diversity roles to more strongly advocate for minority business inclusion. Livingston also will discuss business forecasting and industry trends targeting small and minority entrepreneurs and how the new WSSC Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Program benefits the local business communities.

“It’s important that WSSC fosters a business environment that is inclusive in purchasing practices, expands contract opportunities and cultivates the growth of small, local and minority businesses in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties,” Livingston said. Improving Acquisition and SLMBE is one of the Commission’s core strategies.

WHO: Towanda Livingston, Director of WSSC’s Small, Local and Minority Business Enterprise Office
WHAT: MSDC 30th Annual Business Procurement Conference and Tradeshow panel “Help Wanted!! Advocates for Supplier Diversity”
WHEN: Thursday, June 28, 2012 @ 11:00 AM

Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St, NW, Washington, DC

For more information about doing business with WSSC, please contact WSSC’s Small, Local and Minority Business Enterprise Office at (301) 206-8800 or link to www.wsscwater.com.

For 100 years, WSSC has proudly served the citizens of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties – providing drinking water that has always met strict Safe Drinking Water Act standards and protecting the environment through vital water resource recovery services. Our vision is to be THE world-class water utility, where excellent products and services are always on tap.


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