PGA Vendor Inclusion Overview
When suppliers have a positive experience in the business of golf and benefit from golf’s economy, they are more likely to participate in the game.
The PGA of America (PGA) promotes an inclusive and diverse work and business environment. To support that, the PGA works to create mutually beneficial business relationships with diverse suppliers. This includes minority-owned, women-owned, Veteran-owned, disabled-owned and LGBT business enterprises.
Our goal is to ensure diverse vendors are provided equal opportunities to be included in our sourcing and procurement process. We believe that increasing the number of diverse vendors helps strengthen our efforts to foster greater inclusion and diversity in the game and the business of golf.
Our leadership and employees are committed to adopting procurement processes and practices that will enhance opportunities for diverse vendors.Our Commitment is defined by:
1. Proactively seeking out certified diverse vendors that fit the organization’s needs and standards.
2. Identifying diverse vendors through engagement with a variety of minority business councils and encourage departments to explore opportunities with diverse vendors.
3. Expanding the opportunities offered to diverse vendors by encouraging our primary vendors to offer opportunities to diverse vendors through PGA VendorMatch.
4. Engaging with our industry partners to share ideas and information to help expand diverse vendor opportunities.
5. Communicating the value of vendor inclusion both internally and externally to all stakeholders.Minority-owned businesses are defined as being at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more individuals from any of the following ethnic groups: African American or Black, Hispanic or Latino(a), Native American or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander and Asian-American.
Women-owned businesses are defined as being at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more women.Disability-owned businesses are defined as being at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more disabled persons.Veteran-owned and service-disabled Veteran-owned businesses are defined as being at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more Veterans or service-disabled Veterans.LGBT-owned businesses are defined as being at least 51% owned by one or more lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgendered individuals.Vendors from minority-owned; women-owned; disability-owned; Veteran-owned; service-disabled Veteran-owned; or lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender-owned businesses are encouraged to join PGA’s vendor database by filling out the form above.
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Chandler, Campbelle, & Daschle
Chandler Campbelle & Daschle, a minority-owned business, provides shuttle transportation logistics and staffing at PGA Championship events. Chandler, Campbelle, & Daschle (CCD) works with PGA of America’s Prime Supplier, The Convention Store, to deliver uncompromised service and logistics so fans get where they’re going with ease at PGA Championship events. CCD provides centralized and local staffing for shuttles and parking to meet the demands of championships. This can include hiring, training, and mentoring young adults from the inner city to help introduce them to the game of golf, in addition to working with local high schools and universities. CCD attributes their success to being proactive, communicative, and honoring commitments. Their keys to success also include teamwork and empowerment – putting the right people in the right seat on the bus and getting out of the way so they can do what they do best.
“We show up and perform, especially when we have an organization like PGA advocating for us.”Darrell Searcy, President,Chandler, Campbelle, & Daschle
Jon Minor, Zweigle’s
Zweigle’s opened its butcher shop doors to provide the local community with high-quality, great-tasting products such as frankfurts, wieners, sausages and more, inspired by deep-rooted family cultural ties to Germany. The minority-, woman-owned, and family-operated business has been serving the New York area since 1880 and recently paired with the PGA through its VendorMatch initiative. Minor says from the perspective of a small, locally manufactured business, it is a huge opportunity to work with the PGA. The relationship that Zweigle’s is building provides a chance to gain exposure and grow the company. Zweigle’s was able to work together with the PGA’s prime supplier, Levy, to become the vendor of choice for hot dogs and sausages at the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship in Rochester, New York. As the organization looks to increase future opportunities with Levy and the PGA, it is building upon a foundation of passion embedded within its culture and pride behind its products.
“We have been in business since 1880. We are a fifth-generation owner and local manufacturer out of Rochester, New York. We are a minority- and female-owned organization, and that is key because of the PGA of America’s initiative to put diversity out on the course.”Jon Minor, Director of Sales, Zweigle’s
Imran Haider, Owner of US Limo System, Inc.
US Limo System, Inc., a minority-owned business, is a corporate transportation partner for the PGA. US Limo provides high quality, reliable chauffeured transportation that includes a wide range of transportation options available from luxury sedans, limousines, as well as high-quality busses. They were a vendor of choice for luxury transportation at both the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black, in Farmingdale, New York, and the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship in Rochester, New York. Imran Haider, owner of US Limo, did not have a background in golf before partnering with the PGA for the VendorMatch initiative, which demonstrates how participants can expand growth within a new industry.. Haider views golf as an elegant sport and strives to reflect that quality in his company and the hospitality service delivered. Imran’s success can be attributed to hard work, starting as an employee at US Limo and working his way to become the owner of the company. He believes strongly in adaptability in the workplace and the importance of being part of a team. Through working as a diverse vendor with The Convention Store in support of PGA major spectator events, Haider is pleased to be contributing to business growth and the continued opportunity to create a loyal customer base.
“You need to wake up every day knowing something new that you didn’t the day before. The industry is expanding, and we have to be able to wake up and be ready.”Imran Hader, Owner, U.S. Limo System, Inc.