CEI Inc. is a State of Wisconsin, Department of Development, Certified Minority Supplier:

The purpose of the Minority Business Certification Program is to increase the opportunity tor minority firms to sell their products and services to the State of Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Department of Commerce certifies firms for eligibility to participate in the state’s minority business bid preference program. Follow the link below for more information:

http://commerce.wi.gov/BD/BD-Wiscert.html

Wisconsin Supplier Development Council
WSDC Award of Excellence given to CEI May 2000:

The Wisconsin Supplier Development Council, Inc. (WSDC) is a nonprofit organization consisting of companies and public agencies from throughout the state. Members work together (with the assistance of the WSDC staff and Board of Directors) to increase the amount and quality of business transacted with minority-owned firms. Membership in the Council is a voluntary effort that demonstrates the initiative of the private sector concerning minority business opportunities.

The WSDC is a freestanding supplier development council. It is an affiliate of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, and one of 39 regional Councils operating in the United States. The WSDC was created by the Wisconsin business community to address the means available to support minority business development.
Often, bringing together corporate and minority business is a problem of communication. Membership in the Council solves that problem by providing the vehicle for effective communication. The WSDC works in cooperation with the national network to bring about the development of a sound economic base within the minority business community, and provide corporate members with an expanded base of qualified, competitive suppliers.

Many activities and programs of the Council are designed to bring buyers and sellers together to discuss business problems and share knowledge. The Council shares its collective knowledge through a quarterly newsletter, monthly general membership meetings, ongoing membership mailings and activities.

The WSDC endeavors to meet the challenge of fostering minority business development, while increasing the quantity and quality of viable minority suppliers.