DGS Real Estate Services Division deputy director Sheral Gates and the RESD Outreach Team accepted the award at the annual Ron Brown Business and Economic Summit.
Through its Real Estate Services Division’s (RESD) small business outreach program, DGS works to provide small business and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) businesses opportunities to become familiar with the goods and services purchased by all RESD branches. The outreach team attends and conducts events to provide businesses with the guidance and direction they need to be success at contracting with RESD. Educating this target group on the kinds of goods and services that are purchased by RESD also helps DGS to meet and exceed California’s contract participation goals of 25 percent for small business and 3 percent for DVBEs.
Photo from left to right: Dr. Robert Gaines Sr., California Black Chamber of Commerce board chair; Catrina Blair, small business outreach consultant with RESD small business outreach program; Sheral Gates, deputy director, RESD; Yolanda Hazewood, RESD small business outreach program manager; Aubry Stone, President/CEO California Black Chamber of Commerce and Executive Director, CBCC Foundation.