Four Minority Businesses Receive National Supplier of the Year Awards

Enterprise Publishing, The Royster Group, ChemicoMays and World Wide Technology were selected as National Supplier of the Year from among 16 Regional Supplier of the Year honorees.


November 6, 2014 – The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC®) presented four minority-owned businesses with National Supplier of the Year awards at a black-tie awards banquet on Wednesday, November 5, to cap its four-day Conference and Business Opportunity Fair in Orlando, Florida.

The firms were recognized for their business acumen and excellence in community service. They are:

  • Enterprise Publishing Inc. of Henderson, Nevada, in Class I (annual sales less than $1 million). Nominated by NV Energy, Enterprise Publishing publishes MBE Magazine, a 30-year-old national resource periodical for minority and women business enterprises and the corporate/government supplier diversity community.
  • The Royster Group, Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia among Class II firms (annual sales between $1 million and $10 million). Nominated by Grady Hospital, the Royster Group is a premier, client-focused talent management, executive search, staffing and HR consulting firm.
  • ChemicoMays of Southfield, Michigan, in Class III (annual sales between $10 million and $50 million). The chemical management services firm was nominated by General Motors Corporation.
  • World Wide Technology, Inc. of Maryland Heights, Missouri, in Class IV (annual sales greater than $50 million). Nominated by United Airlines, the company is an award- winning systems integrator and supply chain solutions provider.


“Witnessing the growth and success of our certified Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American suppliers provides a great source of pride for NMSDC and their corporate partners,” said NMSDC President Joset Wright-Lacy. “MBEs are the lifeblood of the corporate supply chain, and we are committed to providing opportunities that will propel them to greater success.”

Twelve minority firms were honored as Regional Suppliers of the Year. They are:
a-Tech Resourcing, Bradenton, Florida; Bridgeforth Wolf & Associates, Chicago, Illinois; and Lori Johnson of commVerge Marketing, Milford, Connecticut, for Class I; D & B Painting Company, Oakland, California; The Harmon Group, Detroit, Michigan; and Progressive Marketing and Management, Columbus, Ohio, for Class II; I.W. Group, West Hollywood, California; Metcon, Inc., Pembroke, North Carolina; and Mitchell & Titus, New York, New York, for Class III; ATR International, Sunnyvale, California; CIC Construction Group SE, San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Tronex International, Mount Olive, New Jersey, for Class IV.


The National Minority Supplier Development Council advances business opportunities for certified Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American business enterprises and connects them to its corporate members. One of the country’s leading corporate membership organizations, NMSDC was chartered in 1972 to provide increased procurement and business opportunities for minority businesses of all sizes.

The NMSDC Network includes a national office in New York and 24 affiliate councils across the country. There are 1,750 corporate members throughout the network, including America’s top publicly-owned, privately-owned and foreign-owned companies as well as universities, hospitals and other buying institutions. The affiliate councils certify and match nearly 12,000 minority- owned businesses with member corporations that want to purchase their products, services and solutions.

For more information about NMSDC, call (212) 944-2430 or visit the website at