Join us for the BIMA's thought leadership panel around AI in the advertising industry and gain insights from Noor Naseer.
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Corean Reynold was recently appointed the Director of Nightlife Economy for the City of Boston, where she brings a wealth of experience and a passion for fostering an equitable and thriving nightlife ecosystem.
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Roundhead Brewing Company
Don’t miss our upcoming Government Affairs Forum with Massachusetts State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg. Register now!
9:45am - 11:00am
Bank of America
Designed for mid-level managers and supervisors, this new certificate program addresses workplace well-being through unique, innovative, and actionable methods.
Join our Transformational DEI Certificate! Our comprehensive learning & development offerings are designed to connect and grow strong leaders who lead both inside and out of the office.
Our Women’s Leadership Program enables you to take your leadership to the next level by arming you with the most in-demand leadership toolkit.
Our Boston’s Future Leaders (BFL) program provides emerging leaders with a socially conscious and civically engaged leadership toolkit, as well as the opportunity to apply their knowledge through experiential assignments.
Our Economic Inclusion Committee provides strategic support around research, policies, and programs that are focused on building equal opportunity.
We are developing an ecosystem of corporations and partners with the influence and buying power to transform economic inclusion for minority business enterprises (MBEs).
The Fierce Urgency of Now Festival brings Boston’s diverse young professionals together with business leaders, organizations and their peers to build connection, advance careers and ignite positive change.
City Awake empowers young professionals in a variety of ways that encourages these rising leaders to stay invested in the region’s future success.
BIMA (the Boston Interactive Media Association) serves a vibrant community of like-minded professionals from agencies, brands, publishers, and ad-tech companies with business interests in the New England market.
For nearly 30 years, the Chamber’s Women’s Network has connected female professionals of all background and career levels. Today, our Women’s Network is the largest in New England, strengthening the professional networks of women each year.
The Massachusetts Apprentice Network convenes employers, training providers, and talent sources interested in developing and implementing apprenticeship programs in occupations across industries and statewide in fields such as tech, advanced manufacturing, healthcare, financial services, and more.
We support small business through public policy initiatives, events designed to connect small businesses in Greater Boston to their peers and established business leaders, professional development offerings, and free small business advising.
Explore our mission and values to better understand how we are leading the business community forward.
Our member directory is your resource to discover, connect, and engage with Boston’s businesses from every industry and sector.
On October 28, we sat down with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts for a Pacesetters Doing Business event. This series allows MBE companies to hear directly from procurement officers at Pacesetter corporations to learn about specific processes that may be unique to each company, including but not limited to, procurement procedures, RFP and bidding preferences, contract cycles, and more.
At the end of the event, participants were able to ask a few questions. Curious about what it means to do business in Boston with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts? Read on for some top tips!
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts: Price is certainly one of the factors we consider when choosing a supplier, however, it is not the sole factor. We also evaluate suppliers based on their ability to meet our business requirements and provide quality products and services.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts: Our Tier 2 program further promotes Blue Cross’ goal to create business opportunities for diverse suppliers, including MBEs. We encourage our non-diverse suppliers to collaborate with us to meet our supplier diversity goals by making good faith efforts to include certified diverse suppliers as subcontractors in procurement agreements with Blue Cross.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts: Yes, Blue Cross does have centralized procurement departments that facilitate the buying of products and services for the company. While we do not have any procurement opportunities for signage, branding, and wayfinding related services at this time, there could be opportunities in the future. I encourage you to check-in periodically about procurement opportunities with the Supplier Diversity team. Our contact information is [email protected] or [email protected].
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts: We recommend that companies start by registering in the Blue Cross vendor portal. This vendor database is one of the tools used to search for diverse businesses when there is a sourcing opportunity. Please understand that registration does not guarantee business or winning a bid at the company.