The RCMA Board of Directors approved the creation of a Suppliers Advisory Council.

“We feel that since the suppliers are equal partners within the organization, and since the suppliers are, in many ways, very much responsible for the economic vitality of the organization, that this body will be a very appropriate way to reach out to the supplier community,” said Melvin Tennant, CAE, president and CEO of Meet Minneapolis and vice president of RCMA.

The board will look to its supplier members for help in choosing the new council’s members, a process that should happen in the next few weeks, Tennant said.

“With RCMA having really reinvented itself with a new brand and just really turning the page and trying to meet the needs of all of our constituents,” he added, “we feel that it’s very important to have a formal means to get the outstanding input that our supplier community has.”