PHOENIX —This week, the Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks @LosDbacks) were inducted into the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Arizona Million Dollar Circle of Excellence for the sixth consecutive year. The honor recognizes companies leading the way in supplier diversity by spending more than $1 million annually with minority and women-owned businesses in Arizona.
“Arizona is one of the most diverse states in our nation and the D-backs are excited to help lead the way in expanding those opportunities in not just baseball, but by encouraging our partners in the community to do the same,” said D-backs President & CEO Derrick Hall. “Having a diverse workforce and supplier base is very important to us and we are proud to support minority and women-owned businesses across the state.”
The Arizona Million Dollar Circle of Excellence was modeled after the globally-recognized Billion Dollar Roundtable. The AZ MDCE recognizes companies leading the way in supplier diversity by spending more than $1 million dollars annually (Tier 1) with Women- and Minority- owned (W/MBEs) vendors in our state. This year, more than 30 companies submitted their spend report and were inducted into the 2019 Arizona Million Dollar Circle of Excellence, including the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The AZ MDCE was created in collaboration with the Greater Phoenix Black Chamber of Commerce, The American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Arizona, Associated Minority Contractors of America, Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Arizona, Pacific Southwest Supplier Diversity Council, Asian Chamber of Commerce, Women’s Business Enterprise Council-West, and additional community partners.