07/21/2008 3:03 PM ET
Boston Red Sox salute six organizations as America's Best Diverse Suppliers
BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox, in conjunction with diversityinbusiness.com and Major League Baseball, selected six vendors to be recognized by the America's Best Diverse Suppliers (ABDS) Program. The ABDS Program provides a platform for private and public sector organizations like the Red Sox to recognize and promote the best diverse suppliers.
The six vendors were selected based on criteria including the quality of service or products provided, as well as the length and scope of the team's relationship. Each organization will receive a digital medallion that can be placed on their company websites as a testament to their special recognition. All businesses are currently featured on the diversityinbusiness.com website.
"From signage and paper supplies to media, marketing and moving, our diverse suppliers make important contributions to our operation and we rely on them to help us run a championship-caliber Red Sox organization," said Red Sox President and CEO Larry Lucchino. "We welcome this opportunity to team up with diversityinbusiness.com to give broader recognition to our diverse suppliers."
The six companies being recognized by the Red Sox and ABDS include:
causemedia, Newton, MA
Donna Latson Gittens, Founder and CEO
Provider of Promotional Marketing Services to the Boston Red Sox since 2002
The Eastern Bag and Paper Group, Tewksbury, MA
Meredith B. Reuben, CEO
Providing Paper Supplies to the Boston Red Sox since 1994
El Mundo Boston, Jamaica Plain, MA
Alberto Vasallo, III, Vice President/Editor-in-Chief
Providing Media Services to the Boston Red Sox since 1995
New England Household Moving, Holliston, MA
Jeanine Kelly-Coburn, President
Providing Moving and Storage Services to the Boston Red Sox since 1997
New England Sign Services, Norton, MA
Mary Beth Moriarty, President
Providing Sign Services to the Boston Red Sox since 2002
Sign Design, Brockton, MA
Whitney Ferrigno, President
Providing Sign Design Services to the Boston Red Sox since 2004
Through its Diverse Business Partners Program, the Red Sox cultivate and enhance relationships with women and minority-owned businesses in the region while providing opportunities for those partners to compete for the club's business while promoting their development and expansion.