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The Democratic National Convention has selected minority and LGBT-owned companies to serve as housing providers for the 2016 convention in Philadelphia, according to a statement released to NewsOne.

Akintayo Management Group (AMG), run by president and CEO Tina Akintayo, will team up with EventSphere (EVS), which is run by president and CEO Todd Lambert, to provide housing services for the convention, DNC spokesman Michael Tyler says in the release. Both companies are based in Atlanta, Ga.

“Our project management infused housing platform has been beneficial to many clients since our union,” Tyler says.

AMG will be responsible for mapping out housing at the 2016 DNC, while EVS will oversee delivery of services, Tyler says. The two companies previously oversaw the convention’s housing program in 2008 and 2012, as well as the 2013 presidential inauguration.

The two companies became strategic partners in 2010 after working during the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

AMG is a certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, a Women Business Enterprise, and Minority Business Enterprise. EventSphere is an LGBT-owned business and a certified small business, the statement says.

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