Supplier Diversity

AMI’s Commitment to Diversity

Our Diversity Makes Us Better for You

At American Meetings, we aim to create partner relationships that reflect the cultural diversity of the communities in which we work. Our commitment is rooted in the belief that relationships with new and diverse partners will establish our leadership role in the global marketplace and creates a world of benefits for our team members, partners, and clients. We are committed to engaging the largest number of diverse partners through our tier 2 program. Our program is meant to expand our planner and supplier base and to promote innovation through the introduction of cutting-edge solutions.

Supplier Diversity Commitment:

  • Promote innovation through the introduction of cutting edge partners and solutions
  • Provide multiple channels from which to procure goods and services
  • Drive competition (on price and service levels) between our existing and potential vendor partners
  • Take advantage of new opportunities for expansion with the emergence of new client needs based upon shifting demographic realities
  • Display our organizational commitment to doing business in diverse markets
  • Showcase AMI’s interest in and commitment to the economic growth of all communities

As a certified diverse business our commitment to diversity is integral to who we are. Since 2012, American Meetings, Inc. has been certified by the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) as an LGBT Business Enterprise. View American Meetings current certificates.

AMI has developed The American Meetings Network® which allows suppliers to categorize themselves as woman-owned, veteran-owed, minority, & LGBT. Since its inception in 2014, AMI has driven over $5.6 million to diverse businesses.

American Meetings is Certified

The Small Business Administration

American Meetings, Inc. (AMI) is proudly recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration as a certified Small Business. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow their businesses through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations.

View the American Meetings, Inc. SBA certification.

The NGLCC

American Meetings, Inc.(AMI) is proudly certified by the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) as a certified LGBTBE.

The NGLCC is the exclusive, third-party certification body that verifies that eligible businesses are majority-owned by LGBT individuals, and subsequently grants LGBT Business Enterprise® (LGBTBE®) designation to businesses, such as AMI, as part of its LGBT Supplier Initiative.

View the official American Meetings, Inc. NGLCC Certificate.

American Meetings – Better Business Bureau

American Meetings, Inc. (AMI) is proudly accredited by the Better Business Bureau (BBB). If a business is accredited by BBB, it means BBB has determined the business meets accreditation standards, which includes a commitment to make a good-faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. The BBB Code of Business Practices represents sound advertising, selling and customer service practices that enhance customer trust and confidence in business. The Code is built on the BBB Standards for Trust, eight principles that summarize important elements of creating and maintaining trust in business.

Build Trust
Establish and maintain a positive track record in the marketplace.

Advertise Honestly
Adhere to established standards of advertising and selling.

Tell the Truth
Honestly represent products and services, including clear and adequate disclosures of all material terms.

Be Transparent
Openly identify the nature, location, and ownership of the business, and clearly disclose all policies, guarantees, and procedures that bear on a customer’s decision to buy.

Honor Promises
Abide by all written agreements and verbal representations.

Be Responsive
Address marketplace disputes quickly, professionally, and in good faith.

Safeguard Privacy
Protect any data collected against mishandling and fraud, collect personal information only as needed, and respect the preferences of consumers regarding the use of their information.

IATAN

AMI is proud to be accredited by IATAN (International Association of Travel Agents Network).

IATAN’s program is unique and has stood the test of time by serving the US Travel Professionals for over 25 years.

IATAN is guided by a diversified Board is comprised of all sectors of the industry, including home-based businesses, large corporations, hotels, cruise lines and airlines, these representatives combining over 400 years of industry experience.

IATAN Mission:
IATAN’s mission is to promote professionalism, administer meaningful and impartial business standards, and provide cost-effective products and services that benefit the travel industry.

Through the use of its informational and other resources, IATAN provides a vital link between the supplier community and the U.S. travel distribution network

View our 2021 Certificate of Accreditation.