March 20, 2013 08:30 ET

ConnXus, GrapeVineColumbus Sign Collaboration Deal to Promote Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses

COLUMBUS, OH and MASON, OH--(Marketwire - Mar 20, 2013) - ConnXus and the GrapeVineColumbus corporations have announced a partnership to promote small and minority-owned businesses throughout Ohio by notifying them of upcoming diversity events and business opportunities and by helping Ohio corporations to find them. is a cost-effective and efficient way to reach the fastest-growing segment of Central Ohio's minority population. Online communities and social media platforms are increasingly becoming the best way to reach tech-savvy minority professionals. The free daily online newswire is distributed to nearly 4,000 Central Ohio subscribers.

ConnXus is a web-based service that helps businesses locate, evaluate and engage small, woman- and minority-owned businesses. Its clients are primarily large corporations, construction firms and others for whom supplier diversity is a key business goal.

C. Sunny Martin, founder of GrapeVineColumbus, has 30-plus years of experience and achievement in publishing that has afforded him face-to-face audiences with four United States presidents. He has been described as one of America's top networking authorities and a recognized expert in multicultural marketing.

"We are pleased to partner with GrapeVineColumbus to bring additional business opportunities to Central Ohio's minority population," said Rod Robinson, ConnXus Inc. founder and CEO. "We are excited to work together to help these businesses grow."

Businesses can register their business profiles at and sign up to receive the complimentary newswire at

About GrapeVineColumbus is a FREE daily, online newswire that is distributed to almost 4,000 Central Ohio subscribers. Recipients of GrapeVine Columbus newswire include: influential women and minority professionals, public relations professionals, human resource practitioners, news media outlets, non-profit executives, and leaders in various governmental city, county, and state agencies. For more information, go to

About ConnXus
Web-based service ConnXus, based in Mason, Ohio, provides a fully integrated suite of services that help corporations locate, evaluate and engage small, woman- and minority-owned businesses. Corporations register as buyer members and indicate which of the more than 400 products or service categories they need. Small, woman- or minority-owned businesses register as supplier members, indicating the products or service categories they provide as well as their size, areas of expertise and representative customers. Thousands of companies belong to the ConnXus database, and buyer members have posted more than $200 million in contract opportunities for supplier members so far. For more information, go to

Contact Information

  • ConnXus Media Contact
    Sue Oswalt
    Email Contact

    GrapeVineColumbus Media Contact
    C. Sunny Martin
    Email Contact


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