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Vendor fair connects minority sellers & FCPS buyers

Fayette County Public Schools hosted a Minority-Owned Business Showcase to connect minority, women, and veteran-owned businesses with the administrative assistants, account specialists, bookkeepers, and others who purchase goods and services for the school district. Staff dropped by Room 159 in the John D. Price Administrative Building in staggered waves to limit the crowd at the Feb. 22 event. The participating vendors offered everything from T-shirts, ball caps, and other promotional materials, to catering service and magazine advertising, to event planning and farm-fresh produce, dairy, and meat.

“This is about providing access to the FCPS buyers,” said Sarah Gaines, the district’s manager of Economic Development. “I know that together, we can diversify our supply chain.”

Gaines noted that our district has over 50 percent students of color, but our spending with those companies is minimal. “I want students who desire to be entrepreneurs to know that FCPS would also support their businesses,” she said.

Resources:

FCPS Economic Development, 1126 Russell Cave Rd.

Sarah Gaines, manager, (859) 381-3817


Posted Feb. 22, 2022