PHOENIX, AZ (April 21, 2022) – The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee and the NFL announced today that over 200 local and diverse businesses have been selected for the Super Bowl LVII Business Connect Program. Over 30 different business disciplines are represented, including audio-visual, catering, florists, printing and security. These suppliers will be profiled in the Business Connect Resource Guide which NFL vendors and event producers use to identify and select local suppliers to fulfill Super Bowl LVII sub-contracting needs.
The suppliers were invited to their first workshop on April 20, which introduced them to the Business Connect Program and provided the opportunity to network with other participants as well as NFL and Host Committee personnel. Throughout the year the selected suppliers will be invited to professional networking workshops designed to help grow their business and additional networking events where they will meet NFL vendors and leading procurement executives in Arizona.
“We’re thrilled that so many qualified businesses will be part of the Business Connect program and be able to compete for Super Bowl contracts in Arizona. Our mission is to drive economic growth and positively impact our local communities, and that includes supporting our local, minority-owned businesses,” said Jay Parry, President & CEO of the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee.
The Super Bowl LVII Business Connect program is a supplier diversity initiative designed to promote equitable and inclusive procurement practices at NFL events. The program is a partnership between the National Football League and the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee and connects experienced, event-ready businesses in Arizona with opportunities to compete for contracts related to Super Bowl LVII.
Eligibility Requirements for Business Connect program:
- Company must be 51% owned by a minority, woman, LGBTQ+ or Veteran individual.
- Company must have been in operation and have a physical office in Arizona since February, 2019.
- Companies must provide an event product or service that will be utilized by NFL vendors.
- Eligible companies must be the direct source of the goods and services represented in their bio.
- Eligible companies must be in good standing and eligible to do business with the State of Arizona.
Learn more about the Business Connect program here: https://www.azsuperbowl.com/business-connect/
For more information on the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee visit azsuperbowl.com or follow on Twitter and Instagram @AZSuperBowl.
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About The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee
The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee is a private, non-profit Arizona corporation that is responsible for planning and executing a successful Super Bowl LVII in 2023.The mandate of the Host Committee is to galvanize local stakeholders in a united approach to hosting the largest single-day sporting event by maximizing positive media exposure, fueling the economic engine of Arizona and leaving a legacy long after the Big Game. The Host Committee serves as liaison between the NFL and all regional efforts, culminating with the game in 2023 at State Farm Stadium, home to the Arizona Cardinals. For more information, please visit azsuperbowl.com or follow along on Instagram at @AZSuperBowl
About Super Bowl LVII Business Connect
The Super Bowl LVII Business Connect program is a partnership between the National Football League and the Arizona Super Bowl LVII Host Committee. Business Connect has two primary goals: (1) to link diverse Arizona suppliers to contracting opportunities related to Super Bowl LVII and (2) provide professional networking and development programming for all member businesses. For the purpose of full disclosure – Suppliers participating in the Business Connect program are not guaranteed to be awarded work with Super Bowl LVII, the Host Committee or the NFL. Suppliers are guaranteed full access to the program’s development opportunities.
Arizona Commerce Authority is a proud supporter of Business Connect.