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Multicultural Business Award

The Postal Service has once again been recognized as the top government agency for multicultural business opportunities.

This is the seventh consecutive year USPS has received the top Omni50 Award from Omnikal, a social media and networking organization with more than 2 million members.

The annual award recognizes agencies that offer opportunities for small businesses and entrepreneurs. The recipients are determined by Omnikal members’ responses to questions about the agencies’ efforts to do business with companies led by women and minorities.

The Postal Service registers small businesses, hosts workshops, holds one-on-one business meetings and posts materials online to guide business owners in marketing their supplies and services.

“As an essential part of our procurement strategy, supplier diversity continues to strengthen the Postal Service’s competitiveness in the marketplace,” said Supply Management Vice President Susan Brownell. “We remain committed to maintaining a competitive and sustainable supplier base that reflects the diversity of the American supplier community and is capable of helping us solve our challenges with agility, ingenuity and new perspectives.”

The Postal Service’s March 13 news release has more information.