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Don’t Discount the Underdog – Small Business Deserves a Fighting Chance

Don’t Discount the Underdog – Small Business Deserves a Fighting Chance

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

As a proud and passionate small business owner, I know that it takes gumption and guts to get in there with big business behemoths.  But it also takes intelligence and tenacity.   As underdogs, we must realize our strengths and utilize this toward formidable solutions for potential suppliers and client inclusion solutions.  Truth be told, we […]

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The GNCDC 15th Annual Golf Outing Benefit

The GNCDC 15th Annual Golf Outing Benefit

| August 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

  On September 18th, the Greater Northwest Chicago Development Corporation (GNCDC) will be holding their 15th annual Golf Outing in Wood Dale, IL. See the flyer for details and for more info on this and the GNCDC, you can visit their website here. Hope to see you there!  

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OUR CUSTOMERS are our SHAREHOLDERS and WE are their STAKEHOLDERS!

OUR CUSTOMERS are our SHAREHOLDERS and WE are their STAKEHOLDERS!

| August 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

I can emphatically say, NO majority corporation has ever approached me and said – “I want to do business with PII, because Small Business inclusion is the right thing to do”  – unless there was a diversity inclusion program affiliated with the project.  Information is powerful, inclusion programs are paramount and enforcement is the key. […]

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Contract Bundling Feeds Wall Street/Starves Small Business Inclusion

Contract Bundling Feeds Wall Street/Starves Small Business Inclusion

| July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Contract bundling might be well intentioned purported cost containment, but unfortunately there are long-term consequences including widespread dissolution of small business participation, to be noted.  Mine is not to say yea or nay – my point of view is that of a passionate small business owner watching bundling practices escalate over the past 10 years.  […]

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SBLOs Often Get a Bad Rap

SBLOs Often Get a Bad Rap

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Supplier diversity directors and SBLO’s often get a bum rap.  In theory, SBLO’s are directed to influence, inspire and integrate diversity inclusion programs within large organizations – but many times, the organization’s “program” doesn’t have the necessary “teeth in it”  to implement a program that will ultimately succeed.  And by succeed, I mean compliance goals […]

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Progressive Supports US Troops with Innovative Solutions for High Altitude Operations

Progressive Supports US Troops with Innovative Solutions for High Altitude Operations

| July 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Progressive Industries is proud to feature our very specialized product of High Altitude Supplemental Oxygen Systems (HASOS) by Summit Oxygen. We are the exclusive U.S. distributors for the United States Armed Forces. The HASOS units are sold globally to various client groups including Military and Paramilitary units, Helicopter Pilots and Aircrew, and SOCOM. Along with […]

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An Open Letter from our CEO

An Open Letter from our CEO

| July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Hello, We would like to take this opportunity during the Independence holiday to recognize and commend all of our clients, vendors, partners, friends & family who serve in the public sector.  These civil servants, public servants, military men & women honor us by choosing public service in their daily life as their career. We appreciate […]

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Are you wondering what a HUBZone certification is?

Are you wondering what a HUBZone certification is?

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

What exactly is a HUBZone certification and/or designation?  You’ve heard of many diversity inclusion certs and acronyms – including WBE/DBE/FBE/WOSB/MBE.  PII has built a strong portfolio of certifications – earned throughout our 30 years in business (WBE, WOSB, EDWOSB, HUBZone, DBE).   Through information sharing, we want our readers to better understand us as a company by drilling […]

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Progressive Industries supports the Wounded Warrior Project

Progressive Industries supports the Wounded Warrior Project

| June 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

  The Wounded Warrior Project is a charity that for the past 10 years has supported military veterans who have  sustained significant injury while in active duty. The project creates multiple programs that would help these veterans to further education and find employment as they leave military service. At Progressive Industries, we hold a connection […]

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Progressive Industries inducted into the NWBOC Hall of Fame

Progressive Industries inducted into the NWBOC Hall of Fame

| May 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

The National Women Business Owners Corporation (or NWBOC) is a group that focuses on Women-Owned Businesses (or WBEs) and helps to get them certified and recognized in the corporate world. This month they have inducted Progressive Industries into the Decades of Excellence Hall of Fame. This was given to Progressive for our long standing connection […]

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