Distributor Cintas Corporation (UPIC: CINTP001) held its second annual business retreat for minority and women-owned business enterprises (MWBEs) March 1-3 in Orlando, Florida. The event welcomed numerous diverse suppliers and corporate procurement leaders for three days of professional development and networking.

“The number of minority and women-owned businesses is on a steady rise, aiding job creation and generating more than $3.2 trillion in annual sales,” says Pamela Brailsford, senior director of supplier diversity and sustainability at Cintas. “Our business retreat encourages this trend by sharing best practices on everything from supply chain management to product innovation. Attending MWBEs also connect with potential partners and business leaders to help position their firms for long-term success.”

The retreat brought together 60 executives from corporations and MWBE partners and featured a series of planning and impact sessions on the supply chain, innovation and strategy.