FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 3, 2022
Bryan Kelley, Vice President
Indianapolis, IN – Today, Indiana Black Expo and Delta Faucet Company announced their collaboration to help advance IBE’s economics equity work to build the capacity and growth of Black and minority-owned businesses in Indiana. As part of the partnership, Delta Faucet Company will serve as the presenting sponsor of this year’s Business Conference that will occur on Monday, July 11 and Tuesday, July 12. The conference includes workshops geared towards certification and procurement opportunities for businesses. The conference also includes networking opportunities, the Mayor’s Breakfast hosted by Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and the Governor’s Reception hosted by Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb. Conference workshops are free and will return in-person inside the Indiana Convention Center.
“IBE is excited to grow its relationship with Delta Faucet Company in the economics equity space and looks forward to partnering on this year’s Business Conference,” said IBE President & CEO Tanya Mckinzie. “The goal of the business conference is to provide a venue to empower diverse business owners, entrepreneurs, and professionals with information and resources that will assist them in building their capacity and ability to access procurement opportunities and capital,” added Mckinzie.
“We’re excited to once again work with Indiana Black Expo,” said Ken Roberts, President, Delta Faucet Company. “Diversity, coupled with a mindset of equity and inclusion where we welcome different ideas and opinions, drives how we win at Delta Faucet Company. Our collaboration with IBE is more than a great opportunity to pair our passion and resources with this critically important organization; it also fully aligns with our internal priorities, including attracting and retaining diverse talent.”
IBE is also conducting its Black Business Training Institute with more than 120 Black business owners. The training is supported by a three year grant from KeyBank, the former presenting sponsor of the Business Conference. More than 100 business owners that are currently participating in training are expected to be present at the Business Conference presented by Delta Faucet Company for additional opportunities. IBE will present a $5,000 cash award to its top business and honor its businesses at this year’s Mayor’s Breakfast on July 11.
About Indiana Black Expo, Inc.
Indiana Black Expo, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) statewide organization with 12-chapter affiliates. The mission of IBE is to serve as an effective voice and vehicle for the social and economic advancement of African-Americans. IBE is known for its two major events, Summer Celebration and Circle City Classic® and provides year-round youth and family initiatives, including its Education Conference, recent Black Business Training Institute, Performing Arts Academy, Community Learning Hub, Education Day (college fair), Summer Internship Program, Scholarship Fund, Statewide Anti-Tobacco Initiative, Youth Leadership Summit, Employment Opportunity Fair, and Business Series and Conference.
About Delta Faucet Company
Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., Delta Faucet Company is a leader in faucets, bath and shower fixtures, and related accessories. The company manufactures Delta®, Brizo®, Kraus®, and Peerless® branded products. Combining design and innovation, Delta Faucet Company’s extensive product line suits both residential and commercial buildings.
Delta Faucet Company exists to transform experiences with water. From inspiring kitchen and bath environments to smart and simple water usage, Delta Faucet Company innovates living and workspaces.
Delta Faucet Company is a place where passion flows from employees and comes to life in products. For more information about Delta Faucet Company, visit deltafaucetcompany.com.