TORONTO, ON – Redwood Classics, Canada’s leading boutique manufacturer of promotional and retail apparel, is proud to announce that Founder and President Kathy Cheng has been selected as one of 2016’s “MBEs Who Rock!” Based on the popular “WBEs Who Rock!” contest held at the Women Business Entrepreneurs National Conference (WBENC) in Orlando, FL, this contest follows a similar format, but includes both men and women minority business owners.
Minority Business Entrepreneur (MBE) magazine is published bi-monthly by Enterprise Publishing Inc. and serves as a nationwide forum for minority and women business owners, corporations and government agencies concerned with minority and women business enterprise development. For more than 30 years, it has been the trusted source for diversity and inclusion news. MBE magazine provides in-depth coverage of crucial issues affecting. Each issue also features the success story of a prominent minority or female entrepreneur whose life and accomplishments may serve as a role model for others.
"As the concepts of supplier diversity and inclusive procurement programs gain momentum in the promotional products industry, MBE magazine has been a voice that informs, educates and inspires dialogue around the growth and survival of minority- and woman-owned businesses,” said Cheng. “I’m tremendously proud and honoured to join the ranks of other likeminded individuals thanks to this prestigious award.”
The winners were revealed at a reception at 1871 on Saturday, October 22, 2016, in Chicago, Illinois.