l-r; Minority Business Enterprise protégées include Alba Gonzalez-Nylander, AJ Media Services; Derrick Dowell, Tristate Minority Supplier Development Council; Joy Walker, Louisville/Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD); Angela Hinkle, Clint Chemical & Janitorial Services; Sharon Reynolds, DevMar Products; Andre Gist, MIG Steel Fabrication; Marilyn Clark, Fayette County Public Schools; Randy Perry, Appalachian Manufacturing; Jackie LaJoie, Ingersoll Rand; and Cheri Henderson, Tristate Minority Supplier Development Council. Susan Marston, Tristate Minority Supplier Development Council, and Dawn M. Mason, CoreCivic, helped lead the session. Photo submitted

NASHVILLE, TN — Recently Minority Business Enterprise protégées from Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia, along with their corporate mentors, convened in Nashville at the corporate headquarters of CoreCivic.

As a Centers of Excellence corporate participant and sponsor, CoreCivic serves as a mentor to minority-owned businesses like Nashville’s own SourceMark – a premier provider of innovative products, services and solutions to the health-care and retail pharmacy industry – and plays an integral part in its growth.

The Tri-State Minority Supplier Development Council (TSMSDC) Centers of Excellence event included business spotlight presentations by six Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and two corporate mentors, including CoreCivic, followed by a Q&A session.

The Tri-State Minority Supplier Development Council (TSMSDC) is a non-profit dedicated to ensuring the development of mutually beneficial relationships between ethnic minority businesses (suppliers) and major corporations (purchasers) throughout Tennessee, Kentucky, and West Virginia, by promoting and expanding business and procurement opportunities as they strive to be the product and service providers of choice.

CoreCivic is a diversified, government-solutions company with the scale and experience needed to solve tough government challenges in cost-effective ways. We provide a broad range of solutions to government partners that serve the public good through high-quality corrections and detention management, innovative and cost-saving government real estate solutions, and a growing network of residential reentry centers to help address America’s recidivism crisis. We are a publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT) and the nation’s largest owner of partnership correctional, detention and residential reentry facilities. The company has been a flexible and dependable partner for government for more than 30 years. Our employees are driven by a deep sense of service, high standards of professionalism and a responsibility to help government better the public good. Learn more at www.corecivic.com

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