MGM MIRAGE receives first annual TAMACC Chairman’s Award
Las Vegas – (August 1, 2005) - MGM MIRAGE has been awarded the first Chairman’s Minority Procurement Award from the Texas Association of Mexican-American Chambers of Commerce (TAMACC). The award was presented at TAMACC’s Chairman’s Banquet on Saturday, July 30th in Houston.
“MGM MIRAGE has been selected for its exceptional efforts, its outstanding ‘want to help’ attitude, and for the extra steps everyone is willing to take,” said Joe Lopez, TAMACC chairman of the board. “This is the result of having a Chairman and CEO like Terry Lanni who has made diversity procurement a main objective and not a public relations empty exercise.”
MGM MIRAGE has received local and national recognition for diversity outreach since the company launched its voluntary initiative in 2000. It was selected “Supplier Diversity Program of the Year” by the Nevada Minority Business Council in 2004. Last month, MGM MIRAGE was named to Black Enterprise (BE) Magazine’s inaugural list of the “30 Best Companies for Diversity. “
The company has a formal policy requiring minority bid participation in all contracts and purchases exceeding $1,000. The number of registered minority firms participating in the MGM MIRAGE Supplier Diversity Program continues to expand and the amount of money spent with them increased by 218% between 2001 and 2004.
Based in Austin, Texas, TAMACC was founded in 1975 to encourage opportunities in commerce and to organize local programs to improve the overall economic conditions of Hispanic businesses in Texas.
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