SCTE Boosts Diversity, Tweaks Site

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The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers and the Walter Kaitz Foundation teamed up Thursday to host an expanded “Supplier Diversity Connection” at the trade group’s Cable-Tec Expo 2005 in San Antonio.

The Supplier Diversity Connection was established to create opportunities for women- and minority-owned businesses interested in serving the technical and engineering segment of the cable industry.

The event wrapped up with a late-afternoon networking reception, which featured opening remarks from SCTE CEO John Clark and Kaitz executive director Debbie Smith.

The SCTE also rolled out its revamped Web site ( Thursday.

Among improvements to the trade group’s site: a design facelift; new navigation; new functionality in the calendar area; a new return-on-investment module that establishes a block of home-page feature-advertising space, replacing thin, horizontal banner ads; enlarged banner ads on sublevel pages, moved to the top of the screen; and enlarged buttons.