16 XBE firms join CannonDesign Collective Volume 3

CannonDesign Chicago Office

September 20, 2022

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We are excited to share that we’re kicking off the third volume of our CannonDesign Collective program with 16 XBE firms joining us for a 12-week active learning experience designed to build deep-rooted relationships.

In this group of 16, 50% of participants are minority business enterprises (MBE), 44% of participants are women business enterprises (WBE), and 19% are Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). These organizations have locations across 19 different states and everywhere from Massachusetts to Kentucky and California is represented. Here’s the firms joining us:

The CannonDesign Collective is the heart of our firm’s Inclusive Partner Program, which was created to strengthen partnerships with XBE firms by maximizing shared opportunities, sparking genuine collaboration and providing fulfilling experiences for all involved. Each week of the Collective is focused on a different, business-related topic—from the future of professional services to strategies for winning new work, ideas for succession planning, and new approaches for social innovation, storytelling and more. The program also brings in speakers from client organizations to share their insights on what they look for in design partners. 

Inclusive Partner Program


  • It gives me great joy that we are welcoming our 3rd cohort to the CannonDesign Collective. The success of this program speaks for itself. We have grown so many new relationships with our XBE partners and every year I learn something new from them. I look forward to growing with this new group.

    Cindy Bambini Inclusive Partner Program Co-Leader
  • Everything we created is designed to provide real value to our XBE partners. I’m incredibly excited to welcome our third cohort to the CannonDesign Collective and to learn and grow alongside each of them. The fact that we are launching our third cohort is testament that this program works and is effective.

    Maggie Bailey Inclusive Partner Program Co-Leader