Metropolitan interactive has been formally certified as a women-owned business by the State of Connecticut Department of Administrative Services Supplier Diversity Program. Rachel Mele founded Metropolitan interactive along with her husband, Jeff Mele, in January of 2013.

“Being certified as a women-owned business is a great opportunity for Metropolitan interactive to support the State of Connecticut,” said Rachel. Metropolitan interactive is a full service digital agency with a focus on sustainable marketing solutions including custom applications for digital marketing and digital signage. Metropolitan interactive’s key personnel include AV and theater consultants, integration designers, animators and graphic artists, electromechanical and product packaging engineers, project managers, sales and marketing consultants, and IT support personnel.

Met interactive’s fifty-one percent owner, Rachel Mele, holds a Bachelor’s of Music and Business from the Hartt School at the University of Hartford and a certification in leadership training from NYU Stern. Rachel has established herself as a sought-after speaker. She is a member of the National Speakers Association and is recognized by Toastmasters International as an Advanced Communicator and Leader.

The State of Connecticut’s Supplier Diversity Program helps ensure small businesses in Connecticut are given an opportunity to bid on the State’s purchases. Connecticut General Statutes state that 25% of purchases by Connecticut State agencies with a budget of $10,000 or more must be awarded to certified minority business enterprises.