Premiere believes in the power of diversity and giving back. An important part of the strength of our organization comes from our commitment to mentoring and supplier diversity in all its meanings. It is Premiere’s policy to facilitate participation by small businesses, small disadvantaged businesses and small woman-owned businesses in our sub-contractors data base. While there are Federal and State laws requiring certain levels of contracting with small businesses, Premiere’s policy is based on our business strategy of being good partners with all small businesses. Accordingly, Premiere is committed to actively seeking mutually beneficial business relationships with small businesses. Our efforts in this regard not only include routine procurement and contracting activities, but also extend to such areas as mentoring of small businesses.
Small businesses have always played and will continue to play a pivotal role in creating jobs and helping our economy get back on its feet. Large businesses can help, particularly if they recognize their unique position to assist growing companies in scaling up. And nothing can give mid-to-late-stage entrepreneurs a better leg up than connecting them to business executives and companies that can help them develop to the next level.