The Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce honored Camelot Illinois by awarding its Outstanding Corporate Leadership Award during the Chamber’s 14th annual convention in East Peoria, Illinois.
This award is given to an individual or organization that is a champion for creating and maintaining diversity within their community. The award recipient also displays a high level of commitment to the needs of the Black business community and possess a high level of integrity, leading by example.
“As a new business in Illinois, Camelot has worked hard to distinguish itself as a good corporate citizen by reaching out to minority-owned businesses about the work they do on behalf of the Illinois Lottery,” said Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Larry Ivory. “In its first year, Camelot has shown a strong commitment to leveling the playing field for diverse businesses by enabling them to successfully compete for and win contracts.”
Camelot Illinois remains committed to providing meaningful opportunities for businesses owned by minorities, women, and persons with disabilities to participate in contracts to achieve the economic benefits of doing business with the State of Illinois.
During the last fiscal year, Camelot surpassed its obligations under the State’s Business Enterprise Program (BEP) and exceeded its goal by 171 percent, with more than $15 million in contracts awarded to BEP vendors. Additionally, more than one-third of Camelot’s employees identify as a minority.
“It is an honor to be recognized by the Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce with this award. At Camelot, we strive to incorporate high standards of diversity and inclusion in all we do,” Camelot Illinois General Manager Colin Hadden said. “Every day I am inspired by our employees’ commitment to these standards.”
About Camelot Illinois
Camelot Illinois operates the Illinois Lottery, a modern enterprise that serves as a champion for the people of Illinois. In partnership with the State, our goal is to deliver accelerated, responsible and sustainable growth so the Lottery can continue to provide funding for schools, capital projects and other good causes. Camelot Illinois is dedicated to working with transparency and integrity to grow the lottery for the benefit of Illinois communities. To learn more, visit www.camelotillinois.com.
About Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce
The Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce is the largest, most active voice for African American businesses in the state. Its objective is to help promote job creation and growth among African American businesses. For more information, visit www.ilbcc.org.