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Teresa LeFevre & Gloria Oldani

Vice President of Supplier Diversity, Director of Corporate Procurement, Comerica Bank

Detroit businesses have been key contributors to Comerica's success for over 160 years.”
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Anthony Tomczak

Purchasing Director, DTE

Working with local businesses is good business. This allows DTE Energy to be a force for growth and an engine of progress without sacrificing quality or value. ”

D2D connects Detroit companies as buyers and suppliers. D2D programs help buyers identify local suppliers who know the market and can offer good value. D2D programs help companies looking for sales by identifying contract opportunities and preparing them to be “Buyer-Ready Businesses.”

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Centric Design Studio – Buyer-Ready Business

Years in Business: 7 Years
Employee Count: 7 Employees
Primary Products or Services: Architectural Services

Centric Design Studio is an architectural firm located in Midtown Detroit, specializing in bringing in a client’s graphic branding theme to all of its architectural spaces. Projects include TechTown’s first-floor renovations and the office space of the Carla Walker Miller Energy Services building. With every project, cost, sustainable design and a three-dimension approach is top-of-mind for Centric Design Studio in making sure it delivers the best possible experience for clients.

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Tips to be a Buyer-Ready Business for Henry Ford Health System

Henry Ford Health System buys $548 million every year from outside suppliers – covering a wide variety of categories including maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) supplies, information technology services, food and nutrition products and professional services.

Supplier Diversity Coordinator Sylvia Daniels takes you through Henry Ford’s step-by-step vendor process. Sylvia also provides helpful tips for potential suppliers about how to be a Buyer-Ready Business for a health care provider like Henry Ford Health System.

This is one of a series of videos offering similar tips from large buying organizations based in Detroit.

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