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Publishers Bio

Vernell Communications and KDL Graphics, LLC., publishers of the Minority Business Guide, have created a collaborative of key expertise for fruition of the Minority Business Guide deliverables. Vernell Communications has more than twelve years experience in interpersonal, networking and promotional communication; with a current active database of more than 10,000 small and minority business owners, local resource and media partners. KDL Graphics is a corporate and community graphic art and design company with more than thirteen years experience with government contracts, advertisement design, logos and professional organization directories.

Vernell Communications, initially, a New York City based company, relocated its head quarters to the DC Metropolitan area in 2001. The company, has become well known for serving the Small and Minority business community in the DC area. Currently in partnership with STAPLES for its fourth annual series of Monthly Procurement Forums, Vernell Communications slogan is, “Technology can never replace the authenticity of people relationships”. The company focus is to provide Small and Minority Businesses information and technical assistance to grow, modify and maximize their resources. We provide access to business opportunities and decision makers in government and private industry to build relationships and pursue contracts. The procurement forums offer Small and Minority Business owners visibility and relationships with various procurement officers, media sources and networking with other small and minority firms.

KDL Graphics, LLC, is a Maryland based full service graphic, web design and proposal consulting company, specializing in corporate identity and branding services. The company has participated in the development of countless government proposals and consulted with corporations like Baltimore-Washington International (BWI) Airport, Proctor and Gamble and Blue Cross Blue Shield for various marketing campaigns. KDL Graphics has always been consistent in serving the Small business community for special event themes, website design, business cards, letterhead, promotional brochures, posters and banners. The company maintains contracts with Ebenezer AME Church, New Palmist Baptist Church and other area churches and professional organizations for business and membership directories.