TRUMBULL, Conn., Oct. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Council's (GNEMSDC) Supplier of the Year award at a ceremony held at MGM Springfield, Massachusetts on September 11.

The Supplier of the Year Award recognizes minority-owned suppliers who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Customer Service, Sales Growth, Quality, Delivery, Cost Competitiveness and other areas deserving of recognition.

Inga Lee Puentes, who chairs the Supplier Diversity Program at United Technologies (UTC), nominated GBG for the award.

"GBG pays close attention to detail and they're always willing to get the job done, even with a fast turnaround," Puentes said. "When I place an order with GBG, I know I can trust them."

The small company has won numerous awards over the years but this one is particularly special, GBG President Charlotte O'Banion said. "Everyone at GBG is beyond thrilled to receive this recognition because we have so much respect for the Greater New England Minority Supplier Diversity Council. Knowing that the nomination came from UTC makes it even more rewarding because they have such high standards. We're all very honored."

O'Banion, who lives in Fairfield, CT, founded GBG in 1987. She and her team of five employees have since grown the certified Minority Women-Owned Disadvantaged Business into a multi-million dollar company that provides promotional goods and services to a diverse range of industries throughout the Northeast.

The GNEMSDC annual award ceremony was preceded by a diversity supplier expo on September 10. Annual corporate sponsors include United Technologies, Raytheon, Cartus, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, and over 30 other companies.

About GBG The Corporate Gift Source
GBG The Corporate Gift Source, Inc., ( is located in Trumbull, CT. The company specializes in corporate gifts and promotional products. GBG's products and services include a wide variety of promotional items, logo branded apparel, catalog programs, warehousing and fulfillment services, employee award redemption programs, and premiums and sales incentives at competitive prices.

About The Greater New England Minority Supplier Diversity Council (GNEMSDC)
The GNEMSDC ( was incorporated in 1975 to provide increased procurement and business opportunities for minority businesses. Its mission is to expand business opportunities for Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs)  and create mutually beneficial links between corporate companies and MBEs. The GNEMSDC advances business opportunities for certified Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American business enterprises and connects them to corporate members. GNEMSDC is an affiliate of the National Minority Supplier Development Council and is one of 24 regional councils represented across the U.S. The GNEMSDC serves Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.


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