ROBIN THORNE BEP RECIPIENT 2016-2017

ROBIN THORNE BEP RECIPIENT 2016-2017

I wanted to take this moment to say thank you for the opportunity to participate in the Business Evolution Program 2016-2017. CTI has had tremendous success and it all began with completing the program.  Below are several of our recent accomplishments: 

- secured 1st 8a government contract with the Bureau of Prisons (demolition)

- awarded 2nd government contract with Dept of Forestry (demolition)

- staff participated in Hurricane Maria response (quality control)

- hired an in house Geologist

- moved into an office in downtown Long Beach

- secured 2 city contracts (safety consulting with Carson and Torrance)

- awarded 2nd tier contract with SCE through Arcadis (lead and asbestos testing)

With the award of the Bureau of Prisons contact, our revenues have quadrupled from 2017.  In addition to the monetary rewards, the publicity from being acknowledged at various GLAAACC events has assisted us in developing additional relationships.  We get rave reviews on our website and overall company image in print, and this is a direct result of the services provided through the Business Evolution Program. 

Please continue to provide quality programs that benefit small and African American owned businesses.  Thanks again for helping us with the relaunch of CTI!  

 BEP 2008  Tammy Dickerson, CMP is Founder and President of The Baker Group, Inc (TBG). TBG, founded in 2000, is an award winning, women and minority-owned full service Event Production firm that builds brands through dynamic special events. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, TBG provides a full array of event production services to the corporate, non-profit and entertainment clients. TBG specializes in total event management - delivering professional, creative and cutting edge services to our clients.  Before launching TBG, Dickerson enjoyed over 13 successful years with The Coca-Cola Company and Xerox Corporation. While at Coke, Tammy worked on various high profile national events, including the 1996 and 1998 Super Bowl, 1996 Olympic Torch Relay and numerous other national projects.  Pursuing her passion for entrepreneurship, Dickerson resigned from her position at Coca-Cola to manage her first event under The Baker Group -- The Inner City Economic Summit featuring special guest speaker the Honorable Al Gore, former Vice President of the United States. This high profile event gave Dickerson an opportunity to fully launch her company and gain extraordinary experience in this competitive industry.  Dickerson prides herself on professionalism, attention to detail and delivering a high level of customer service to each client. She has built her business on relationships and strives to develop long-term partnerships that meet and exceed expectations…every time.

BEP 2008

Tammy Dickerson, CMP is Founder and President of The Baker Group, Inc (TBG). TBG, founded in 2000, is an award winning, women and minority-owned full service Event Production firm that builds brands through dynamic special events. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, TBG provides a full array of event production services to the corporate, non-profit and entertainment clients. TBG specializes in total event management - delivering professional, creative and cutting edge services to our clients.

Before launching TBG, Dickerson enjoyed over 13 successful years with The Coca-Cola Company and Xerox Corporation. While at Coke, Tammy worked on various high profile national events, including the 1996 and 1998 Super Bowl, 1996 Olympic Torch Relay and numerous other national projects.

Pursuing her passion for entrepreneurship, Dickerson resigned from her position at Coca-Cola to manage her first event under The Baker Group -- The Inner City Economic Summit featuring special guest speaker the Honorable Al Gore, former Vice President of the United States. This high profile event gave Dickerson an opportunity to fully launch her company and gain extraordinary experience in this competitive industry.

Dickerson prides herself on professionalism, attention to detail and delivering a high level of customer service to each client. She has built her business on relationships and strives to develop long-term partnerships that meet and exceed expectations…every time.