Since first being invited to join in 2005, Calfee has been an active participant in The Commission on Economic Inclusion, an affiliate group of the Greater Cleveland Partnership. To become a member, the firm had to both monitor and increase our annual supplier diversity spend.
We are proud to say we have increased our annual diversity spend by as much as 50% since becoming affiliated with the commission. We have been recognized as a community leader (among service providers) several times for our continued improvement in working with diverse suppliers.
In addition to requiring our vendor prospects to identify on their applications if they are minority or women-owned, we also have retained the services of Supplier Gateway, a local Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) that specializes in finding and verifying qualified diverse suppliers.
Every year, we review and continuously look for ways to increase our spend with minority and women owned businesses. Calfee regularly attends business opportunity fairs sponsored by the various minority business associations and chambers of commerce such as the Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council, Northeast Ohio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and Plexus, the Northeast Ohio LGBT Chamber of Commerce.
For additional information on Calfee's diversity and inclusion activities and commitments, please contact our Diversity & Inclusion Committee Chair, Kimberly Moses.