A local group of minority entrepreneurs, devoted to helping members get work during the Democratic National Convention, claimed its first victory this week.
Karen Lawrence of It’s My Affair is among a trio of firms that will manage hotel room blocks for convention week. It’s a contract worth at least $1 million for the three firms, which bid together on the project. They’ll coordinate with hotels and convention officials to house approximately 6,000 convention delegates and others, including elected officials, some media and campaign staff.
The other two firms, based in
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But “getting into the directory helped her,” Forrest says. “We feel really good about pushing that, knowing that someone was found with it.”