I am Margaret Klinsport, an Allstate employee responsible for managing supplier diversity at the company and am excited to participate in this Community. The purpose of this blog is to share general information about supplier diversity and specifically how to do business with Allstate. At Allstate, we truly value diversity. We aim for diversity in our consumers, employees and our suppliers more about Allstate diversity. That is why Allstate has had a supplier diversity program for seven years. We have proudly increased dollars spent with diverse suppliers from $150 million in 2003 to $214 million in 2009.So if you are a diverse supplier and looking to do business with Allstate or if you just have information to share, please follow this monthly blog and leave comments. Plus, follow Allstate Supplier Diversity on twitter: @AllstateSuplDiv. I will tweet about events sponsored by the minority and womens business councils where Allstate will be exhibiting.