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r.o.i. Design has been a registered Woman-Owned Business through the State of Michigan. That designation has brought General Contractors to us, who either are required to gain a percentage of bids from minorities or their company has made it their own requirement to engage minorities.

This year we were introduced to the West Michigan Minority Contractors Association (WMMCA) through Dante Villarreal, Vice President of Business Services of the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce, and Amy Floyd, Office Manager at Wolverine Building Group and board member of the WMMCA. We presented at their June meeting, introduced ourselves, and hope to meet new friends in minority businesses.

We were so impressed with the group, we decided to join and will continue to attend meetings and learn more about these companies that we might not have known about otherwise.

From the WMMCA Website:

“The West Michigan Minority Contractors Association (WMMCA), a program of the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, aims to provide opportunities to cultivate corporate relationships and new business partnerships among members.”

“The WMMCA membership is made up of ethnic minority-owned, women-owned, and general contractors. Annual membership benefits include monthly meetings, bid announcements, networking, and the Wish List/Mileage Program, which is a platform designed to generate prospective business and collectively team with others for contracting opportunities.”

For more about the West Michigan Minority Contractors Association, tap here.