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2023 WBDC Virtual Corporate Connections

June 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A virtual engagement designed to learn from our Corporate Partners on how to do business within their organizations. Supplier Diversity and Sourcing Professionals will highlight their category needs for the next 6 – 9 months as well as provide insights into their sourcing strategies.

Learn more here

Program Format

The Virtual Corporate Connections begins with a welcome and program highlight.  Then the program will transition to industry specific breakout rooms. That includes 3 breakout sessions in which WBEs select the industry specific rooms they would like to visit. As attendees, each WBE will provide a 60-second introduction about their company.


Confirmed Corporate Partners:


American Family Insurance

Bank of America





Ferrara Candy Company

Kellogg Company

Kohler Company

Medtronic, Inc.

Metropolitan Community College

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

Nicor Gas Company

Northwestern Mutual

NPL Construction Co

Southern Company Gas

Starbucks Coffee Company


The Art Institute of Chicago

U.S. Bank

United Health Group

University of Minnesota

Veolia Water Milwaukee LLC


Xcel Energy

Please visit this page regularly for the most current list of confirmed Corporate Partners for the Virtual Corporate Connections.  This event is open to all WBENC certified WBEs.  WBEs certified through the WBDC Midwest Regional Partner Organization have received an email invitation with the registration link.

If you have not received the invitation and are a WBENC certified WBE and would like to attend, please email Sarah Bruch at sbruch@wbdc.org


June 27
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Learn more and register here!

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