Domino’s, Tigers, and Others Looking for Local Suppliers


tRepresentatives of some of the state’s largest businesses and universities — including the Detroit Tigers, Domino’s Pizza, and Wayne State University — will be on hand to discuss procurement opportunities during an invitation-only supplier summit this fall.

tBusinesses selected to participate in the event, hosted by Pure Michigan Business Connect and Business Leaders for Michigan, will be invited to attend pre-arranged purchaser-supplier meetings Oct. 8 at the Lansing Center.

t“Some of the state’s largest companies have identified their future supply needs and this event is designed to help them find Michigan-based partners capable of delivering crucial resources,” says Doug Rothwell, president and CEO of BLM. “This is a great strategy for improving Michigan’s economy and growing jobs and income. Through this summit, we hope to see some amazing partnerships take hold and flourish.”

tApplications are due by Sept. 5, and invitations will be sent to those companies that are the best fit for the specific opportunities.

tParticipating businesses and universities include Absopure Water Co., Amway

tBarton Malow Co., Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Champion Foods, Comerica Bank, Consumers Energy, Detroit Manufacturing Systems, Detroit Tigers, Domino’s Pizza, DTE Energy, Fifth Third Bank, FirstMerit-Michigan, Flagstar Bank, Ford Motor Co., Google, Gordon Food Service, Haworth, Herman Miller, Huntington Bank, La-Z-Boy Inc., Masco Corp., McKinley, Meijer, Michigan State University, MotorCity Casino Hotel, MSX International, Olympia Development, Olympia Entertainment, Perrigo Co., PNC Financial Services Group, Roush Enterprises, Rush Trucking Corp., Steelcase, The Bartech Group, University of Michigan, Walbridge, and Wayne State University.

tTo view the full list of procurement needs and/or to apply, click here.