Fiat Chrysler’s Supplier Diversity initiative (FCA US LLC) kicked off 2017 with a smash. The new program came to life on Feb. 20th with the launch of the Inaugural Black Supplier Engagement Forum which hosted the Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce. According to PRNewswire, “The event brought in more than 50 certified African-American business owners from the Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce for a half-day program with sessions led by representatives from Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Plunkett and Cooney. Topics included succession planning and access to capital. The event was conducted as part of the Company’s celebration of Black History Month.”

FCA US plans to continue it’s initiatives and pursue diversity programs targeting the Great Lakes Women’s Business Council, the National Veteran Business Development Council, the Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and other minority business groups.

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