Oakland County Commissioner Nancy Quarles recognized the 10th Anniversary of the Bid & Brunch Matchmaking Event on June 7 during the Board of Commissioners Meeting.
Bid & Brunch promotes diversity and inclusion of small-to-midsize businesses, as well as, minority and women-owned businesses, by providing businesses with the opportunity to match their services with governmental agencies. Participants for ten years have had the unique opportunity to meet one-on-one with corporate, federal, state, county, municipal and institutional purchasing departments, where some businesses have secured contracts.
Bid & Brunch has been supported by the Oakland County Board of Commissioners and has been held in the communities of Southfield, Novi, Troy, West Bloomfield and Waterford. Members of Oakland County’s Economic Development & Community Affairs department honored for their role in promoting diversity in the business community include: Mark Adams, Lola Are, Sue Dorris, Lynda Earhart, and Dan Hunter. The county has worked closely with the NAACP organizations to make this outreach initiative a reality since its inception.