Finally an on topic post. When there is a need/desire to use a Minority Business Enterprise( MBE) vendor, the web is an excellent source for information. I use the City Of Chicago's site.
Using an MBE/WBE (Women owned Business Enterprise)can be a requirement to do govermental business as well as an effort to fulfill a firm's social responsibility goals.
Future on message topics will address how to use databases in the purchasing process,
as well as using web 2.0.