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For a city of close to 70,000 residents, there was only one private hospital serving Atlanta in the 1890s. There was no municipal hospital. And there were no facilities that would treat the city's underserved communities. All that changed on June 1, 1892 with the opening of Grady Memorial Hospital, named for Henry W. Grady, former editor of the Atlanta Constitution, who was among the earliest and most forceful advocates for a public hospital in Atlanta.

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Major financial institutions in Canada have had a strong focus on diversity and inclusion for the last several years, both in terms of workforce and supplier diversity. "The banks are definitely forward within their industry sector and showing distinct leadership in the world of supplier diversity," says Cassandra Dorrington, president of the Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC), which counts the majority of Canadian banks in its membership base.

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As a college student in India, Hiten Patel knew that he wanted to go into business for himself. "I wanted to do something where I could make an impact and feel the impact of the work that I did," he says. "[That desire] was there from my college days." Even though he wanted to be an entrepreneur, he didn't realize his dream immediately.  

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The Pacific Northwest is a haven for innovation and agriculture, but you rarely hear about the intersections thereof. Nutriom founder and CEO Hernan Etcheto would like to change that-and he's well on his way.

Argentina-born Etcheto has revolutionized something as simple as the egg with food science-and entrepreneurial zeal. Nutriom produces egg crystals that mark a significant improvement over traditional powdered eggs. 

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MBE's Business Opportunities resource covers business-related financing, consulting, and programs available for the Supplier Diversity community and M/WBEs. Updated monthly.

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MBE's M/WBE Resource Directory is a comprehensive list of resource organizations (including links) that support the Supplier Diversity community and M/WBEs.

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Refer to MBE's Acronyms & Terminology list for frequently used acronyms and terminology and an overview of the major organizations supporting the Supplier Diversity community.

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