BDP's Vendor in the Spotlight Program recognizes women and minority businesses that have exceeded the University of Miami's expectation of superior service, exceptional, quality and competitive pricing. The program also spotlights small certified businesses that demonstrate a standard of excellence and wish to conduct business with the University. Below are past vendors that were part of the program.
Cube Care, which specializes in the manufacturing and installation of window treatments including blinds, shades cubicle curtains, track, shower curtains and draperies to the healthcare industry, is owned by Susana Robledo a Hispanic-American of Colombian heritage. In 1999 while working at a hospital laundry service company in Miami, Ms. Robledo had the opportunity to meet the director of a large hospital in South Florida. Some months later the director told her that he had an important hospital inspection coming up and asked if she knew a seamstress that could make alterations to some old hospital curtains he had in storage. Susana agreed to contact some seamstresses, but to her surprise they refused to do the work claiming that curtains from a hospital would give them diseases. With that disappointing news Susana told the hospital director that she could not help him with the alterations to the curtains. She thought that would be the end of it, but instead he encouraged her to have her mother do the work since she had mentioned earlier that she gave her mother a sewing machine for mother’s Day. She was hesitant, but in the end Susana and her mother worked until past midnight for many days until they custom-fitted the curtains to each specific location in the hospital. After all this work she learned that the hospital would not pay her unless she was incorporated. The next challenge was to come up with a name. Luckily a co-worker thought of one first: CUBE CARE! She loved it, it stuck, and Cube Care Company was born. Today, Cube Care is a $3+ million company with a workforce of 20, providing high-quality decorative products and services for healthcare and commercial interiors. Susana Robledo believes in offering a turnkey solution to clients looking for the highest quality products and textiles available. With their high quality products, unmatched personal service and expert guidance, they have become one of the most trusted names in the industry. Their commitment to delivering results has enabled them to build long standing relationships with their clients and follow through on their promises every time. For more information about Cube Care, visit the website: www.cubecare.com
Show Technology Inc. provides clients from coast to coast with everything needed to ensure a successful conference, corporate meeting, awards dinner, concert, charitable and social event, product launch, or press conferences, etc. Their goal is to exceed the expectations of every client by offering outstanding customer service, individualization for each event, sophistication, flexibility and understanding, thus optimizing the outcome of each events function and message. No matter what the venue, STI has the experience and technology to make your event a memorable one! For more information, visit their website.
Gourmet Chef On Tour, also known as GOT Catering is known for its cuisine and the wide variety of services offered. GOT has developed a strong local following because of their uncompromising focus on fresh and seasonal ingredients -- they provide exquisite food to fit every budget. The company is led by Chef Rose, a local Chef trained throughout Europe. His focus is on building long term relationships by providing a top notch, one stop catering service. Be on the lookout for GOT Catering coming soon to the lobby of the Gables One Tower.
Minuteman Press believes that it is important for them to know who their customers are and how to approach their business. They also believe it's important for their customers to know who they are and how they approach their business. When it comes to business communications services, Minuteman Press does it all. They provide a wide variety of products and services, including, but not limited to black and white, and color copies, brochures, business cards, direct mail printing, holiday cards, letterheads, manuals, newsletters, report covers, rubber stamps, self-inking stamps and training materials. Their services includes binding, design, distribute-then-print, foil stamping, lamination, logo design, on-demand printing, and so much more. Once you find out what Minuteman is all about, they are confident that any business will like what they see.
Circle of One Marketing, founded by Suzan McDowell is a full service marketing, advertising and public relations agency comprised of a strategic team of experienced, well-connected individuals. Their award winning full service platform is inclusive of creative design, public media relations, community outreach, media buying, multi-cultural expertise, website development, social media and event marketing and management. They stand out in everything they do, and live by the company's mantra: creative_resourceful_diverse. Their reputation for excellence rests on their proven track record of inventive, creative and consistent marketplace results, uncompromising business integrity and a knack for making work fun!
Zap Courier Services specializes in emergency/rush and same day delivery services within the tri-county areas of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Zap Courier's knowledge and understanding of the transportation and logistics industry, as well as the needs of businesses affords them the ability to provide reliable, cost-effective solutions to meet the demands of their customers and set them apart from their competition. Zap Courier is an active affiliate with the SFMSDC, is SBE and DBE certified with Miami-Dade county.
Micstura Corp. is a full-service web, email and traditional marketing best practices, interactive agency supported by a diverse team of experts dedicated to helping clients reach and communicate to the most diverse of target markets. Their approach to problem solving is unique for a small firm. Micstura is a certified, registered vendor with the University, as well as a certified Minority Owned Business Entity with the SFMSDC.
Engineering Resources Group is a small high tech company providing industry, government agencies and academia with design and engineering services. ERG will provide turnkey product and manufacturing process development or help with any aspect of the development cycle required. ERG services include System Integration, Automation, Controls Engineering, Product Development and testing, Manufacturing Process development and validation, Mechanical Prototyping, Plastic Injection molding and mold making, etc. ERG is a registered vendor with the University and is certified as a Minority Business Entity with the SFMSDC and the FMSDC.
Living Celebrations, a subsidiary of Qualisol Inc. is a certified Woman-Owned Business Entity. This unique company creates museum-quality biographical art pieces using old world techniques. Entrepreneur, Sheryl Entwistle, recognized that our personal stories were generally lost or forgotten within two generations, and began the development of this new concept a few years ago. Ms. Entwistle realized the importance of caputuring a person's stories and preserving them as a legacy for the future; and that's exactly what Living Celebrations does today. Living Celebrations is a registered vendor with the University and is certified by WBENC.
The Champion Services Group, Inc., is a full service human resources and management consulting firm that was founded in 1995. The Champion Services Group (CSG) consultants are experienced human resources professionals skilled in business applications; organizational development; executive coaching, reductions in workforce; organizational assessments; litigation support; labor relations; recruitment and selection; train-the-trainer facilitation and people management. In addition CSG provides learning development for executives, manager, and non-supervisory employees in discipline such as customer service, diversity, performance management, leadership development, conflict resolution, interpersonal relations and sexual harassment prevention.
Multi Media Marketing Associates, Inc. is a full-service multimedia design firm that develops strong, innovative and enduring communication tools. Their quality and passion has produced award-winning media services, whether it’s video and film, interactive or print, their approach is the same – blend the influence of art, technology and inspiration to create powerful, integrated media solutions. Compelled by a need to offer their clients unique design solutions, Multi Media has extensive capabilities to serve any industry in a multitude of ways. By mixing talent and technology, each team member at Multi Media is able to collaborate to complete the best results for our clients.
American Medical Depot is a distributor of medical and surgical supplies for virtually every recognizable name brand manufacturer in the healthcare industry. The web site offers their members the ability to search for products, view contract pricing, place orders, create a customized "favorites" page and review the status of previously placed orders. From purchasing and invoicing to online order tracking, American Medical Depot online provides members with all the tools needed to make purchasing quicker and easier.