The Pacific Association of Domestic Insurance Companies is hosting a diversity certification workshop for small businesses.
It’s scheduled for November 15 from 2-5 p.m. at the University of the Pacific in Stockton.
Those attending can learn about the benefits of diversity certification and have the opportunity to begin their application for certification with help from experts in minority-owned business enterprises; women owned business enterprises; disabled veteran business enterprises and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender business enterprises.
Special presenters include the California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones and Cecil Plummer, president of the Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council.
Golden Bear Insurance Company of Stockton, a founding member of the Pacific Association of Domestic Insurance Companies, says it encourages all local businesses to apply for certification, not just those looking to do business with insurance companies. “Certification opens up the door for qualifying companies to do business with state and federal government programs and corporations,” it says.
Corporations nationwide are actively seeking to diversify their product or service supplier base, so the more local qualifying companies that obtain certification, the more business we can draw to our community, the insurance company says.
“Stockton is magnificently diverse; let’s not stop at celebrating our diversity, let’s take economic advantage of it by helping as many businesses as possible obtain diversity certifications so they can be listed in the national supplier base where corporations can find them for contracting and buying purposes,” says Stacey Jackson, general counsel for Golden Bear Insurance Company and president of PADIC.
For more information: (916) 231-1504