7111 Commerce Way
Brentwood, TN 37027
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 30, 2018
Brentwood Tennessee based Guy Brown LLC, leading national supplier of office products, workplace supplies, business furniture and managed print and document solutions, was awarded the Minority Supplier of the Year by the TriState Minority Supplier Development Council (TSMSDC) during the annual Impact Awards on April 26, 2018. The Impact Awards are a celebration of excellence in the community, designed to honor members and affiliates for outstanding achievement in business development and collaboration. The TSMSDC is a Nashville headquartered non-profit organization servicing Kentucky, Tennessee, and West Virginia, helping expand the business impact of minority-owned businesses.
Guy Brown’s CEO, Tera Vazquez, expressed gratitude saying, “As an active member in the TriState Minority Supplier Development Council and the MWBE community, it is truly an honor to be recognized once again as the TSMSDC Supplier of the Year. We greatly appreciate our customers that rely on the goods and services we provide, and we value our professional affiliation with the TSMSDC as well as recognize our associates internally who have worked so hard to make Guy Brown the successful company it is today.” This year’s award marks Guy Brown’s third win in the category.
As part of the evening's celebration, the TMSDC Education Foundation awarded over $114,000 in scholarship assistance to 19 graduating high school student achievers through generous donations from corporations, minority businesses and individuals associated with the TSMSDC. The Education Foundation was inaugurated in 1993 with a mission to provide assistance and support to at-risk students to continue their education beyond high school. It has since provided over $1,800,000 in scholarship assistance to over 325 graduating students.
Guy Brown has supported the council's scholarship program since 2007, providing over $150,000 in scholarship awards, and over a dozen internships. “I believe in the power of education, and supporting the TMSDC Eductaion Foundation is an important part of our membership,” reiterated Vazquez, "if we can help some extremely well-deserving teens, we are investing in the future of our community and ultimately society as a whole.”
About Guy Brown, LLC: Established in 1997, Guy Brown, LLC started as a company selling remanufactured toner cartridges. Today, the company offers a suite of services to supply, furnish, maintain and optimize businesses. With a roster of customers from the Fortune 500 to local SMBs and greater than 200M in revenue annually, the company has a proven track record of providing a range of tailored business solutions that help companies run more efficiently and profitably. Guy Brown is a certified Minority Women Business Enterprise, Small Disadvantaged Business, as well as a Woman Owned Small Business.