CGR is Certified – Historically Underutilized Business (HUB)

February 24th, 2010

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March 26, 2010 – CGR Creative was awarded HUB certification this week, meaning they are now qualified as a Historically Underutilized Business. Julio Colmenares, Partner and Chief Creative Officer of CGR, was excited that the HUB certification process was completed.

Julio said, “I am glad that we can now offer an extra benefit to our clients; many companies out there are looking to partner with HUB Firms, and I am happy we bring that added value to our clients.” Julio went on to explain that, “this really doesn’t change anything here at CGR. We have always been focused on providing top quality results with phenomenal service, and that remains our mission.”

CGR’s HUB vendor information can be found here.

According to Bridget Wall-Lennon, Director Office for Historically Underutilized Businesses, in her post titled “HUB OFFICE PREPARES FOR NEW OPPORTUNITIES,” North Carolina business owners were understandably optimistic when they heard the state would receive $6.1 billion from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The Office for Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB) is working to ensure that minority-, women-, disabled- and disadvantage-owned businesses will enjoy an equal opportunity to participate in providing the state government with the goods and services it requires.

To help level the playing field, Governor Perdue recently signed Executive Order 13, which tasks the HUB Office with assisting certified HUB firms in identifying and obtaining ARRA contract opportunities. As with all state government contracts, the aspirational goal for goods and services is 10 percent (by dollar amount) of purchasing to be derived from HUB firms.