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USPS honored with business diversity award

USPS has again received the top Omni50 Award for its efforts to do business with multicultural companies.

The Postal Service has again been named the top government agency for multicultural business opportunities.

For the ninth consecutive year, Omnikal, a social media and networking organization that promotes business inclusiveness, has given USPS its top Omni50 Award in recognition of the Postal Service’s efforts to offer opportunities to multicultural small businesses and entrepreneurs.

USPS registers small businesses, hosts workshops, holds one-on-one business meetings and posts materials online to guide business owners in marketing their supplies and services.

“The Postal Service is honored to be named for the ninth consecutive year as the top government agency for providing multicultural business opportunities,” said Supply Management Vice President Mark Guilfoil.

“Throughout our supply chain, we review and encourage the inclusion of diverse suppliers, both at the prime and subcontract level. A diverse supply base fuels our business and supports Postal Service objectives of growth and innovation.”

The Omni50 Award recipients were determined based on a survey of Omnikal’s 2.1 million members, who answered questions about the quality of business initiatives provided for companies led by women and minorities.

Kenton Clarke, Omnikal’s chief executive officer, said the Omni50 Awards help his organization “to equalize, broaden and level the playing field for both brands and an increasingly varied vendor-supplier marketplace.”

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