Monday, August 20, 2007

Marriott Courts LGBT Suppliers

The fundies are going to be going ape shit!!! Marriott joined the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (of which HRBOR is an affiliate) as a corporate member in April of this year. Moreover, as is reporting, the Marriott hotel chain is adding LGBT-owned businesses to its diversity supply program which gives priority to minority run businesses. The diversity program already includes Hispanic and Black owned businesses:

The move could mean millions of dollars for gay companies bidding for contracts with Marriott. The hotel chain has some 2,900 properties around the world. In 2005, the company set a goal to spend more than $1 billion with diverse suppliers by 2010. Marriott said it is well on track to achieve its goals ahead of schedule.

"Last year, our company reached record levels in spending," said Mike Tobolski, senior director, Diversity Initiatives, Marriott International, Inc. "We plan to build on our company's success in the U.S. and expand our program to nurture relationships internationally and within the LGBT community."
Oh dear, Rev. Wilmon over at AFA may have a stroke!!!

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