In partnership with the Town of Holly Springs and FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies, we are proud to present the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce Supplier Diversity Program.

Have you ever wondered how you can do business with Holly Springs’ largest corporations like Amgen, CSL Seqirus, FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies, and UNC Health?

Supplier diversity is a company’s commitment to do more business with small, minority, women, disabled, LGBTQAI+, and veteran-owned businesses, which have traditionally been overlooked in purchasing decisions. By working to increase supplier diversity, governments and corporations are helping diverse-owned businesses gain an equal share in the market. 

Supplier diversity is not just seen as the right thing to do – it is also good business. Supplier diversity programs:

  • include service providers across every imaginable industry—from consulting to staffing, education, construction, design, technology, and more.
  • expand access and promote competition in a supply base, improving product quality and helping drive down costs.
  • help create jobs, building economic vitality within communities.

Join us for a series of educational workshops designed to provide information on valuable tools and resources for businesses – whether small and/or diverse businesses. These workshops will help prepare your company to interact and conduct business with Corporate America or with the Public Sector.

Each workshop will bring in experts who will explain supplier diversity and share the next steps to help your business explore these game-changing opportunities.

The workshops are completely free to attend and open to all businesses. These companies need everything from landscaping services, catering, consulting, childcare, and janitorial services and they want to buy local.



Workshop #1
Understanding Supplier Diversity and Corporate Procurement
Date: March 12th, 2024
Time: 2:00 PM – 4 PM
Location: Holly Springs Cultural Center


  • Join us for an overview of the pillars of Supplier Diversity Programs and why they’re still relevant today. 

Hear from representatives from the following agencies regarding the benefits of supplier diversity programs, to both large and small businesses:

  • Office of Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB)
  • Women’s Business Center of North Carolina
  • National Institute of Minority Economic Development

You’ll gain a better understanding of how these programs interact with Corporate Procurement and other purchasing organizations in the government space (federal, state/local, etc.).




Workshop #2
“Understanding and Leveraging Diversity Certifications to Grow Your Business”
Date: June 3rd, 2024
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Bass Lake Park, 900 Bass Lake Rd., Holly Springs NC

This session provides an overview of the business case for diversity certifications and how these certifications are used for Corporate ProcurementState/local government, and the Federal Government.  Join us to learn how to leverage these certifications and ensure they align and support your company’s strategy to grow the business. 




Workshop #3
“What is ESG and How Does it Impact my Business?”
Date: September 12th, 2024
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: Holly Springs Cultural Center


Join us for an overview of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), the pillars of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance), and the impact these metrics have on today’s supply chain. At this session, you’ll learn why and how to address your own company’s CSR/ESG efforts to successfully obtain contracts.

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