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Corporate-Supplier Roundtable with Staples Promotional Products

April 30, 2021

Thank you to Staples Promotional Products for joining us for our third Corporate-Supplier Roundtable of the year. During this one-hour session, Celso Afonseca, Account Services and Program Operations Manager and Agostino Lotito, Merchandising Team Lead, with Staples Promotional Products, reviewed their supplier diversity program and purchasing needs – while also re-emphasizing their commitment to working with diverse suppliers.

Trusted by the world’s most recognized brands, Staples Promo leads the industry with design expertise, best-in-class technology, and inspiring creativity. Brands of all sizes rely on our team of experts to provide branded merchandise that delivers.

Five LGBT+ certified suppliers presented themselves and their businesses directly:  ai-Media, Canvasea Interiors, Gardner Productions, Prompta, and Walden. We’re pleased this resulted in numerous follow up meetings between Staples Promotional Products and certified suppliers.

Patrick Hunter Art and Design was also able to speak about their ongoing relationship with Staples Promotional Products.

Market access opportunities like this is part of the value getting certified with Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce as a LGBT+ certified supplier offers. If you are a Canadian, for-profit entity that is at least 51% owned, operated, and controlled by a member of the LGBT+ community – consider getting certified. Visit for more information.

Joining a Corporate-Supplier Roundtable, facilitated by Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce, is a complimentary benefit for  Corporate Members. If you would like to organize a roundtable, please contact