The University of Akron Business Diversity Initiative strives to be a primary connection to University entities by partnering and assisting business owners and entrepreneurs with:

  • Business Development ventures
  • Consultation on becoming a U of A vendor
  • A resource for U of A Students
  • On going communication with diverse business owners
  • Outreach to advocacy organizations  



Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council - Calendar of Events, click here for information.

Ohio Diversity Network - Calendar of Events, click here for information.

Commission on Economic Inclusion - Calendar of Events, click here for information.

The Presidents' Council Foundation - Annual meeting Thursday, February 26, 2015, 5pm - 7:30pm, at The Club Key Center, 127 Public Square, Cleveland, OH 44114.  For more information regarding the agenda, parking, registration, sponsorship, future events and The Presidents' Council Fundation, click here.

Ohio Business Matchmaker - Tuesday & Wednesday, April 28 & 29, 2015, at Wright State University Nutter Center, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, OH 45435.  Click here for GPS directions.

Northern Ohio Matchmaker - Wednesday & Thursday, June 3 & 4, 2015, at Progressive Field in downtown Cleveland, 2401 Ontario St., Cleveland, OH 44115.