ConnXus Cares

We care about the development, mentorship and sustainability of all suppliers including minority, women, veteran, LGBT, and disability-owned businesses. ConnXus Cares about philanthropic organizations that give back to their communities, programs that develop HBCU student to reach their fullest potentials, and sharing the success stories of disadvantaged business owners that have found an open door in supplier diversity and sustainable supply chain initiatives.

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Share Your Story

ConnXus Cares’ annual Share Your Story contest highlights supplier diversity success stories and the impact these programs have on business models, employees, communities and beyond. Winners receive cash prizes to grow their business or to donate to philanthropic and charitable causes.

2017 Share Your Story Winners

Clipper is the first place winner of the second annual ConnXus Cares Share Your Story blog competition. Congratulations to the team at Clipper who won $2,500 and three years of ConnXus Platinum.

Clipper’s Founder, Lina Hu, grew up in China.  Her family was very poor.  She remembers them trying to save money by not using electricity.  Once grown, she bought a one-way ticket to North America using most of her life savings.  She tried to find work in a Chinese restaurant, however they wouldn’t hire her because she didn’t speak English.  Using the last of her money, she took English classes and continued to search for a job.  She couldn’t even find employment as a dishwasher.

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21st Century Expo Group is the second place winner of the ConnXus Cares Share Your Story blog competition. Congratulations to the team at 21st century Expo Group who won $1,000 and two years of ConnXus Platinum

On a bright spring day in 1991, Ray McFarland envisioned a new and different kind of company. His dream was to be the best full-service exposition and event management firm in America. But, that is only part of the story. This vision included a team of hard working experienced individuals that mirrored a United Nations Convention.

But like most success stories this to did not lack it’s share of struggle and hardship. When Ray was dismissed from his job as President of R.P. Exhibit Services in 1990 he wasn’t immediately sure of what was next.

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