Supplier Diversity Program Continues to Grow at Kent State

Kent State’s Procurement Department has appointed AG PrintPromo Solutions as the university’s preferred promotional products’ vendor. AG PrintPromo Solutions, a minority-owned business, was started in 1996 and has more than 800,000 promotional products, including an online store and a showroom where clients can view products before making purchases.

Watch Director of Procurement Tom Konczal's thoughts on AG PrintPromo Solutions' selection as a preferred vendor.“By selecting an exclusive promotional products’ vendor, our intent is to establish one point of contact for all promotional spend in order to obtain the maximum efficiencies in cost and quality,” says Janet Schramm, senior procurement agent in Kent State’s Procurement Department. “We can easily achieve this by consolidating our entire market basket of promotional products with AG PrintPromo Solutions.”

AG PrintPromo Solutions has received numerous awards and recognition.

“We are honored to be the marketing partners for Kent State University,” says Anup Gupta, owner of AG PrintPromo Solutions. “We look forward to working closely with the university staff on their marketing and apparel needs, and we hope to strengthen this relationship in the years ahead.”

Watch Kent State University Vice President for University Relations Iris Harvey discuss the section of AG PrintPromo Solutions as a preferred vendor.Kent State University’s Supplier Diversity program is dedicated to developing strong relationships with minority- and women-owned businesses. These companies offer value and diversity that is important in an organization’s network of suppliers. Doing business with minority-owned firms also promotes economic inclusion that helps to build strong regions across the country.

“Kent State is excited to work with AG PrintPromo Solutions,” says Veronica Cook-Euell, KSU’s supplier diversity program manager. “We are committed to building strong relationships and an inclusive environment for all of our suppliers.”

POSTED: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 12:38pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 2:36pm
Olivia Arnette