The MBL's monthly Membership Meetings are designed to initiate membership dialogue around issues of mutual concern and to provide opportunities for networking. Business leaders and decision makers are encouraged to attend the meetings to discuss specific business opportunities, potential partnerships, and relatable business topics. The corporate sponsors and partners are also given the opportunity to make presentations that share their corporate message of inclusion and economic development to those in attendance.
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VCU Procurement Services is responsible for all procurement, vendor payment, travel, and reimbursement activities at the Virginia Commonwealth University (except VCU Medical Center-funded activities).
has spent the past 29 years in the people pleasing business. He has been a leader in various roles including procurement, construction and communications. No matter what area he is leading, John is always engaged with his customers and the community he serves. John has been with VCU Procurement for two years and his team focuses on Construction, A/E and Facilities procurement. John received his MBA from VCU and he served on several non-profit boards in the Richmond community including SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now), PFF (Partnership for the Future) and Art 180. John is currently the Chair of the Supplier Diversity Advocacy Committee
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- VCU Senior Buyer and Supplier Diversity/SWaM Coordinator. Cornelius has over 8 years of experience in procurement service. While he's only been with VCU for 9 months, he brings the knowledge, skills and abilities gained from 10 years of service with the City of Richmond. Cornelius roll as a Senior Buyer focuses on Construction, A/E and Facilities procurements. His role as Supplier Diversity/SWaM Coordinator focuses on developing business relationships with the SWaM Community and to educate those firms on VCU’s procurement policies and procedures. Cornelius received his B.S. in Public Administration from VSU and he serves as the Athletic Director for the Varina Athletic Association for both youth football and basketball. Cornelius also coaches VA Havoc 10 and under travel basketball team.
Bring business cards for networking and raffle prizes!!
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