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AT&T Receives Top Honors for its Diverse Supplier Base

The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) honored AT&T with the prestigious “Corporation of the Year” award last night at its Awards Banquet, capping its conference and business opportunity fair in Miami.

NMSDC’s Corporation of the Year award is the most sought-after honor for major corporations dedicated to improving the overall participation of Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American suppliers.

In 2009, the company spent more than $5.1 billion with certified minority suppliers, which represents an 8 percent increase from 2008 – despite a challenging economy.

At its banquet, NMSDC also presented awards for individual leadership in Minority Supplier Development, Suppliers of the Year and Regional Council of the Year.  Reggio’s Pizza Inc. of Chicago, Illinois won in the category for businesses with sales between $10 million and $50 million. 

The Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council earned Council of the Year honors for providing outstanding service to hundreds of corporations and minority businesses in Michigan.