Noteworthy items on certified MBEs, national corporate members of NMSDC, minority business opportunities and more.
NMSDC Inducts New Corporate Plus Members
During the 2023 Minority Business Economic Forum in Miami last month, NMSDC introduced a new cohort of Corporate Plus members. The Corporate Plus program is an unprecedented membership program for [...]
NMSDC Issues 2023 Annual Conference & Exchange Call for Proposals
The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) is excited to announce the official call for proposals for the 2023 NMSDC Annual Conference & Exchange taking place October 22 – 25 [...]
NMSDC Announces 2023 Emerging Young Entrepreneurs
Today, the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) announced the eighth cohort of the Emerging Young Entrepreneurs (EYE) program. EYE is a nine-month experience uniquely designed to provide the next [...]
NMSDC’s Second Annual Minority Business Economic Forum Sparks the Next Wave of Economic Equity
Earlier this month, some of the country’s top corporate, government, minority businesses, capital providers, and thought leaders came together in Miami for NMSDC’s Second Annual Minority Business Economic Forum. Co-hosted [...]
Remembering WIPP President and CEO Candace Waterman
NMSDC was incredibly saddened to learn about the sudden passing of Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) CEO and president, Candace Waterman on May 19. She leaves behind a legacy of [...]
NMSDC Signs Joint Letter: Debt Ceiling and Proposed Cuts
Dear Speaker McCarthy, Leader Jeffries, Majority Leader Schumer, and Leader McConnell: We write to you on behalf of American businesses — large, small, women and minority-owned — urging you to take immediate action to avoid the United States government from defaulting and avert an imminent crisis that could cripple our nation’s economy.
NMSDC Receives $500,000 Grant from Blackstone to Expand Corporate Plus Program
At the Minority Business Economic Forum in Miami, the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) announced it has received a multi-year grant totaling $500,000 from the Blackstone Charitable Foundation to [...]
NMSDC Launches Capital Manager’s Program
At its Minority Business Economic Forum this past week, the National Minority Supplier Council (NMSDC) and Barclays announced the official launch of the Capital Manager's Program to assist capital providers [...]
NMSDC Announces 2023 Equity Honors Winners
the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) announced this year’s Equity Honors awardees during a reception and dinner at the Minority Business Economic Forum in Miami. NMSDC’s newest awards program, [...]
NMSDC Releases Its Yearly Minority Businesses Economic Impact Report
The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) announced the release of the 2022 Minority Businesses Economic Impact Report during its Minority Business Economic Forum in Miami. The report gives valuable insight [...]
NMSDC Program Managers’ Seminar is Now the Business Diversity Leadership Summit
NMSDC is excited to announce that our supplier diversity training seminar formerly known as the Program Managers’ Seminar will now be called the Business Diversity Leadership Summit! As NMSDC enters [...]
NMSDC Receives $220,000 from Walmart to Support Black Farmers Equity Initiative
The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) is excited to announce it has received a grant of $220,000 from Walmart to support the Black Farmers Equity Initiative. This funding will [...]
NMSDC and ITA Sign Strategic Partnership Agreement to Promote the Competitiveness of U.S. Industry
The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) are excited to announce a Strategic Partnership agreement to promote ITA’s mission to [...]
NMSDC Issues Statement in Support of the Nomination of Mr. Dilawar Syed to be Deputy Administrator of the SBA
The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) supports the nomination of Mr. Dilawar Syed to be Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The role of the Deputy [...]
NMSDC and USBC to Sign Historic Strategic Partnership Alliance Agreement at Elocen Group Headquarters
NMSDC and the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC) will hold a signing ceremony on Monday, February 20 for a strategic partnership alliance agreement aimed at increasing economic opportunities for Black businesses.
NMSDC’s Statement on the State of the Union Address
The National Minority Supplier Diversity Council (NMSDC) applauds President Biden’s address to Congress in which he tactically uplifts many concerns that specifically impact historically underserved minority-owned businesses. During the past [...]
NMSDC Partners with Big Plan CEO Fang Fang to Relaunch Global Link
NMSDC is excited to announce a new partnership with Fang Fang and her consulting firm, Big Plan LLC. Fang, who brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and network at the international, national, and local levels, will help expand NMSDC’s global presence through its Global Link program and further elevate its outreach to Asian American businesses.
Applications are Open for NMSDC’s 2023 Emerging Young Entrepreneurs (EYE) Cohort
The EYE program is a nine-month program uniquely designed to provide the next generation of minority entrepreneur participants with support to enhance their growing business.
Fernando Martinez Joins NMSDC National Office as Senior Vice President of Network Success
The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) is excited to announce that Fernando Martinez will join its executive leadership team in the newly created and pivotal role of senior vice president of network success.
Golden State Warriors Receive Inclusive Innovation Award for MBE Certification Fund
The Golden State Warriors recently won the Inclusive Innovation Award for its Franchise Fund. The Golden State Warriors and NMSDC corporate member, United Airlines partnered to create the Franchise Fund with assistance from the WRMSDC to provide Bay Area minority-owned small businesses the resources to become certified as minority business enterprises (MBEs) by NMSDC.
NMSDC Announces First Cohort of Black Farmers Equity Initiative
NMSDC is excited to announce the first cohort of the Black Farmers Equity Initiative. The joint venture from NMSDC and Cargill is aimed at advancing agricultural supply chain access for Black farmers.
Actualizing the American Dream – Business View Magazine interviews Ying McGuire
Business View Magazine interviews Ying McGuire, CEO and president of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, for our focus on the U.S. Supply Chain.
NMSDC’s Ying McGuire to be Recognized During GAACC’s Ovation X Gala
National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) CEO and President Ying McGuire is being honored by the Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce (GAACC) as a “Pillar of the Community” at its Ovation X Gala on Saturday, Dec. 3.
NMSDC CEO and President Ying McGuire Receives Award from NVBDC
Earlier this month, NMSDC CEO and President Ying McGuire received the National Resource Partner of the Year award from the National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC).
State of NMSDC: An Update from CEO and President Ying McGuire
On November 2, 2022, NMSDC CEO and President Ying McGuire shared an update on the State of NMSDC during the annual members meeting at the NMSDC 50th Anniversary Conference & Exchange.
NMSDC 50th Anniversary Conference & Exchange Challenges the Status Quo
Earlier this month, the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) held its 50th Anniversary Conference & Exchange in beautiful and historic New Orleans. The theme of this year’s conference was “It’s Time to Disrupt Our Own Status Quo” and this year’s conference succeeded in that goal with record breaking attendance.
NMSDC Announces 50th Anniversary Awards Recipients
On Wednesday, November 2, 2022, the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) wrapped up its 50th Anniversary Conference & Exchange with its 50th Anniversary Awards ceremony.
Leading Business & Civil Rights Organizations Partner to Launch ‘Build Up Local’ Platform, Provide Education and Resources on Historic Infrastructure Law, Help Close Racial Wealth Gap
The National Urban League (NUL), the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) and Public Private Strategies Institute (PPSI) are excited to announce the release of the first phase of Build Up Local, a one-stop shop for business owners in systematically excluded communities of color to learn about resources and programs made available through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
NMSDC and the MBDA Partner to Strengthen Minority Business Enterprises
The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) and the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) signed a landmark alliance agreement during the first day of NMSDC’s 50th Anniversary Conference & Exchange in New Orleans.
NMSDC Selects Social Driver to Redesign the NMSDC Website
NMSDC is excited to announce that NMSDC-certified minority business enterprise (MBE), Social Driver has been chosen to redesign the NMSDC website. Social Driver was selected through an RFP process focused on a complete website redesign and content management software migration.
NMSDC Partners with Meta to Promote Educational Resources for Minority Business Enterprises
Meta Elevate offers Black and Latinx & Hispanic business owners and communities resources, education, and support to achieve success and economic growth.
NMSDC and Cargill partner with Black farmers to increase access to ag markets
The NMSDC and Cargill are launching a new learning program to advance agricultural supply chain access for Black farmers. This collaboration advances the Black Farmer Equity Initiative and will help increase diverse suppliers for our corporate members in the food industry.
NMSDC launches The Forefront 50 to recognize corporations that are leveling the playing field
The Forefront 50 recognizes NMSDC corporate members that are leading the way to create greater economic access and equity for systematically excluded entrepreneurs of color.
FSMSDC Activates FSMSDC Cares Initiative to Help Those Affected by Hurricane Ian
In response to the impact of Hurricane Ian, NMSDC regional affiliate, the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council (FSMSDC), has activated FSMSDC Cares to assist its minority business enterprises (MBEs) and corporate members who are in need.
NMSDC Recognizes Fast 50: Top Growing MBEs
The Fast 50 are those NMSDC-certified minority business enterprises that have shown the most growth and resourcefulness in order to scale and meet the needs of their stakeholders during times of uncertainty, based upon the highest average revenue growth rate* for 2019, 2020, and 2021.
NMSDC Statement Regarding the Massive Flooding and Hurricanes that Have Devastated Puerto Rico and Florida
NMSDC Family and Friends, I want to extend our strongest support and condolences to the people of Puerto Rico and Florida that have been displaced, hurt, or injured as a [...]
NMSDC Launches 50th Anniversary Steering Committee
Since our beginnings 50 years ago, NMSDC has had an enormous impact with over $396 billion in annual economic activity driven through certified minority business enterprises (MBEs), 1.75 million U.S. jobs supported directly and indirectly by certified MBEs, and $122 billion in wages earned through MBE-supported jobs annually.
NMSDC and National ACE Sign Historic Partnership Alliance Agreement
NMSDC and the National Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce and Entrepreneurship (National ACE) signed a historic partnership alliance agreement during the AAPIStrong “Strength in Diversity” annual conference that aims to advance economic opportunities for minority business enterprises from the Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.
Business Consortium Fund Announces New Capital for Minority Business Enterprises
NMSDC is excited to announce that the Business Consortium Fund (BCF) has secured additional capital for NMSDC-certified minority business enterprises (MBEs).
The Day Rosa Santana Got Her Big Break
Toyota executives realized that helping Santana get started in manufacturing would ultimately benefit them as well. They knew that hiring the right workers in crucial for a manufacturing operation and that Santana was perfectly equipped for the job.
NMSDC Announces 2022 Emerging Young Entrepreneurs
NMSDC is excited to announce the seventh consecutive cohort of Emerging Young Entrepreneurs (EYE). EYE is a year-long program uniquely designed to provide the next generation of minority entrepreneurs (ages 19 to 35) with the support needed to enhance their growing businesses.
NMSDC’s Constance Jones Named 2022 Houston Business Journal’s Woman Who Means Business
Constance Jones, National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) senior director of Field Services was recently named one of Houston Business Journal’s 2022 Women Who Mean Business in the arts and nonprofits category.
NMSDC Announces Certification Reimbursement Initiative
NMSDC is excited to announce the creation of the Certification Reimbursement Initiative. The program enables NMSDC corporate members to support minority businesses by reimbursing the cost of the NMSDC application fee.
Dr. Sylvia Acosta Joins NMSDC as Senior Vice President and Chief Growth Officer
NMSDC is excited to announce that Dr. Sylvia Acosta has joined our executive leadership team as senior vice president and chief growth officer. Acosta comes to NMSDC from YWCA El Paso del Norte, where she served as CEO for the nation’s largest YWCA.
NMSDC Congratulates Donald Cravins Jr. on His Appointment to the MBDA
“I am extremely excited for Don’s appointment to the MBDA. His leadership and experience will help the agency take the bold steps needed to create the environment for NMSDC-certified MBEs to reach our goal of $1 trillion in annual revenue generation, said NMSDC CEO and president,” Ying McGuire.
Reginald Williams of Procurement Resources, Inc to Receive the GMSDC’s Blue Legend Award
The Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council (GMSDC) will honor Reginald Williams, the Chief Executive Officer of Procurement Resources, Inc. (PRI), with the 2022 Spirit of Alliance Blue Legend Award on Thursday, August 18, 2022. The Spirit of Alliance Awards event recognizes excellence in supplier diversity across the state of Georgia, honoring the many achievements of the State of Georgia’s top corporations, small business owners and supplier diversity champions.
Biden-Harris Administration Awards Record-Breaking $154.2 Billion in Contracting to Small Businesses
Today, Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the voice for America’s 33 million small businesses in President Biden’s Cabinet, announced that the Biden-Harris Administration exceeded its small business federal contracting goal, awarding 27.2 percent or $154.2 billion in federal contract dollars to small businesses, an $8 billion increase from the previous fiscal year.
NMSDC’s Statement on the CHIPS for America Act
The National Minority Supplier Development Council is pleased by the recent Senate passage of The Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) for America Act. We applaud the bipartisan efforts by the Senate to pass the CHIPS Act and to address long standing concerns related to US manufacturing capacity and supply chain disruptions.
NMSDC Welcomes Kurtis Trevan as Vice President of Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Growth, Entrepreneur-in-Residence
NMSDC is excited to announce that Kurtis Trevan has joined NMSDC as a consultant to fill the role of vice president of MBE growth, entrepreneur-in-residence. Trevan comes to NMSDC from Gun Lake Investments (GLI), a leading tribally-owned private capital investment firm where he was CEO and co-founder.
Looking Back and Moving Forward – Ying McGuire’s One-Year Reflection
Today marks my one-year anniversary as the CEO and president of NMSDC. Frankly, it has been one of the hardest roles I’ve ever had. And yet, it is also the most fulfilling one. There has been a lot of listening, learning, strategizing, brainstorming, recruiting, coaching, communicating, collaborating, negotiating, multi-tasking, and problem solving.
NMSDC Partners with Industry Workforce Solutions to Enable Cyber Readiness Training for Minority Business Enterprises
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 6, 2022 Contact Industry Workforce Solutions (IWS): Erika Rose email@example.com Contact NMSDC: Jered Weber Communications and Engagement Manager firstname.lastname@example.org NEW YORK – The National Minority Supplier [...]
2022 Mid-Year Update from NMSDC CEO and President Ying McGuire
As part of my continued efforts to foster open and transparent communication throughout the NMSDC community, I wanted to give you all a mid-year update on our organization’s progress on our strategic goals and where we are headed next.
NMSDC Announces 50th Anniversary Annual Conference & Exchange
NMSDC) is excited to announce registration is now open for its 50th Anniversary Conference & Exchange taking place in New Orleans, October 30 – November 2, 2022.
NMSDC, in Partnership with Wells Fargo, Launches the NMSDC Learning Center to Develop, Train, and Grow MBEs
NMSDC and Wells Fargo collaborate to provide business development guidance and training to minority-owned businesses.
NMSDC and Disability:IN Will Host Events at the Dallas Sheraton Hotel July 18 – 22
NMSDC and Disability:In are teaming up to promote five exciting days of events! This conference is the global corporate disability inclusion event of the year!
NMSDC Partners with OMD Growth Academy to Provide Free Marketing Education for Minority Businesses
NMSDC and OMD are proud to announce the creation of the OMD Growth Academy. This new effort affirms commitment to social and racial equity by providing Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) valuable marketing knowledge, resources, and insights needed for continued growth.
NMSDC Sends Letter of Support for Donald R. Cravins, Jr. Nomination for Under Secretary of Commerce for MBDA
NMSDC is thrilled regarding the news of Mr. Donald R. Cravins, Jr. nomination to fill the newly established position of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Minority Business Development (MBDA) of the Department of Commerce.
NMSDC Announces 2022 Winners of The Equity Honors
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 12, 2022 Press Contact: Stefan Bradham Vice President, Marketing and Communications email@example.com NMSDC introduced its newest awards program, The Equity Honors, as part of its inaugural [...]
NMSDC Releases its 2021 Minority Business Economic Impact Report
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 3, 2022 Press Contact: Stefan Bradham Vice President, Marketing and Communications firstname.lastname@example.org New York, NY—The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) releases its 2021 Minority Business [...]
NMSDC Relocates Headquarters and Reinvests in MBE Growth
This move allows NMSDC the flexibility and efficiency to downscale our onsite footprint but maintain access to a full suite of services when we need them, including conference rooms, mail delivery, call answering, coworking space, and much more.
NMSDC Introduces The Equity Honors at the Minority Business Economic Forum
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 20, 2022 Press Contact: Stefan Bradham Vice President, Marketing and Communications email@example.com NMSDC Introduces The Equity Honors at the Minority Business Economic Forum New York, NY—The [...]
NMSDC Announces its Inaugural Minority Business Economic Forum
“This leading event will tap the top leaders of corporate America, the Administration, and leading thought leaders in academia to re-calibrate the MBE narrative to be an integral part of the American economy and serve as a catalyst towards achieving $1 trillion in MBE annual revenue generation (4.3% of US GDP) to support MBE growth.” – Ying McGuire, CEO and President of NMSDC
NMSDC Commends the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Rule Modifications to Small Business Size Standards
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 15, 2022 Press Contact: Stefan Bradham Vice President, Marketing and Communications firstname.lastname@example.org NMSDC commends the recent U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) final four rules to modify [...]
NMSDC Announces “Power to Impact: Real Talks” Community Outreach Event Ahead of its Inaugural Minority Business Economic Forum
NMSDC and Bristol Myers Squibb have partnered to create the Power to Impact in historically underserved communities with the mission and vision to assist the youth to find their purpose in the world through entrepreneurship and philanthropy.
MassMutual and NMSDC team up for First-Ever, Financial Professional Affiliated with MassMutual Certification Grant Initiative
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) and the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), America’s most influential and successful minority business development organization, are entering into a partnership to certify Black financial advisors affiliated with MassMutual as minority business enterprises (MBEs).
NMSDC’s 2022 Strategic Plan w/ CEO & President Ying McGuire
Ying McGuire, CEO & President of NMSDC, recently held an NMSDC Strategy Briefing to discuss our new 2022-2026 strategic plan. If you missed this briefing, catch up and learn how we plan to support MBEs to achieve $1 trillion in annual revenue generation (5% of US GDP).
Advantage Capital and the NMSDC Business Consortium Fund Announce New Private Growth Fund
Advantage Capital and the NMSDC Business Consortium Fund (BCF) announced today the launch of a new fund dedicated to providing access to capital to minority-owned business enterprises (MBEs).
NMSDC Joined Forces with the McBride Sisters SHECANThrive Initiative and Program
NMSDC joined forces last fall with the McBride Sisters SHE CAN Fund to present pre-selected National Minority Supplier Diversity Black-women business owners the opportunity to receive $20,000 in Facebook and […]
Ying McGuire To Provide Congressional Testimony
Ying McGuire, will provide congressional testimony to the U.S. House Financial Services Subcommittee on Diversity & Inclusion in a hearing titled “Building Opportunity: Addressing the Financial Barriers to Minority and Women-Owned Businesses’ Involvement in Infrastructure Projects.”
A Message From Our CEO & President, Ying McGuire
Today marks the first day of Black History Month. It is a significant time for us to reflect on Black Americans’ too-often neglected impact and achievements across U.S. history and society.
Moreover, it provides us a fresh reminder to take stock of where systemic racism persists and seize the opportunity to create fundamental changes. At NMSDC, we drive change by serving as a growth engine for NMSDC certified MBEs, and by being a strong voice for communities of color.
NMSDC Partners with the Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC)
Did you know that you can start off 2022 with a new partnering relationship by participating in the National Minority Supplier Development Council’s (NMSDC) memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC)?
NMSDC Celebrates the Life and Legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
On Monday, January 17, 2022, we celebrate the life and legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
2021 Holiday Message from CEO & President, Ying McGuire
As 2021 draws to a close, I wanted to reach out to all of you in the NMSDC community to thank you for participating and engaging with our work, supporting [...]
A Message from NMSDC on the Devastating Midwest Tornadoes
The news of the devastation caused by the weather conditions this past weekend was heartbreaking. Four out of our twenty-three regional councils were within the path of the volatile storms and tornados.
NMSDC Business Consortium Fund (BCF) launches It’s First Microloan Program
Micro loans are here for all qualified National Minority Supplier Development Council-certified small businesses. With generous funding from Wells Fargo and other corporations, The Business Consortium Fund is excited to launch its first dedicated micro loan program.
Ying McGuire, CEO and President of NMSDC, Named Member of the SBA’s Council on Underserved Communities by Administrator Guzman
NSMDC President Ying McGuire Newly Appointed Member of the SBA’s Council on Underserved Communities.
SBA Administrator, Guzman Announces Members of the Council on Underserved Communities
U.S. Small Business Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman named Ying McGuire, CEO and President of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), to serve on the reconvened Council on Underserved Communities (CUC) authorized under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).
NMSDC Applauds the Biden-Harris Administration in its Bold New Goal to Increase the Share of Contracts to Small Disadvantaged Businesses by 50 Percent by 2025
President Biden announced a bold new goal: increasing the share of contracts going to small disadvantaged businesses by 50 percent by 2025 – an unprecedented target projected to translate to an additional $100 billion to SDBs over 5 years.
NMSDC’s CEO and President, Ying McGuire’s 100 Day Reflection
This coming Friday will mark 100 days since I took on the role of CEO and President of NMSDC. People continue to ask me if I am still glad that [...]
Over the past two years, I’ve been encouraged to see so many demonstrations of goodwill and togetherness, reminding ourselves and each other that we are not alone and that yes, [...]
NMSDC Presents Awards for Outstanding Achievements during its 2021 Annual Conference
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 4, 2021 Contact: Lisa Whaley Morris Vice President, Strategic Alliances Lisa.Morris@NMSDC.org | 212-944-2430 National Minority Supplier Development Council Presents Awards for Outstanding Achievements to Corporate Members, [...]
Omnicom Media Group, National Minority Suppliers Development Council Partner To Advance Certification For Diverse Content Creators
Omnicom Media Group and NMSDC are entering into a first-of-its-kind partnership to help content creators of diverse backgrounds earn the NMSDC’s minority business enterprise (MBE) certification.
Ying McGuire’s One Month Reflection
Ying McGuire reflects on first month at NMSDC “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”. My day-to-day journey as the CEO and President of NMSDC over [...]
NMSDC Celebrates August as National Black Business Month
NMSDC is committed in helping enable Black-owned firms and all other certified MBEs for growth New York, NY - In recognition of the enduring contributions and economic performance of Black-owned [...]
NMSDC Appoints Ying McGuire as CEO and President
The National Minority Supplier Development Council, as the board of directors, announce the appointment of Ying McGuire as the new President and CEO.
NMSDC Delivers Pathways to Global Prosperity and a Certification You Can Trust
For nearly 50 years, the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), America’s most influential and successful minority business development organization, offered its minority business enterprises (MBEs) the gold-standard certification that has created pathways to global prosperity and a national network to support their growth, development, and sustainability.
NMSDC Launches an MBE eMarketplace
NMSDC eMarketplace (Powered and funded by ePS) was created to provide our 13,000+ NMSDC Certified MBE’s the technology to participate in any eMarketplace or eProcurement platform.
NMSDC Leadership Week Awards Celebrate Minority Business Achievements
NMSDC welcomed MBEs, Corporate Members, and guests to the online Awards Ceremony which honored outstanding achievements in minority business leadership, advocacy, and success. This was the second year for this annual awards program to be presented in a virtual format.
2021 NMSDC Conference is Now Virtual
NMSDC Conference 2021 Save These Dates: Oct. 25 – 28, 2021 NMSDC has been monitoring the coronavirus pandemic situation, assessing the requirements for an in-person event and surveying our constituents [...]
EYE – Boots on The Ground
On April 12, 2021, NMSDC announced the successful launch of their eighth consecutive Emerging Young Entrepreneurs (EYE) cohort program.
Open Applications! NMSDC Provides 25 Need-Based Cash Relief Grants
Dear NMSDC Community, In partnership with Voya Financial®, NMSDC is providing 25 need-based cash relief grants of $5,000 to small businesses (with annual revenue up to $1 million). To apply, [...]
Fifth Third Bank and the National Minority Supplier Development Council Launch Centers of Excellence Certification Program for Small Businesses
The program will last for nine months and will involve selected minority-owned private businesses that are NMSDC-certified Class II businesses, with annual sales between $1 million and $10 million and that have a minimum of five employees.
Tuck Diversity Business Programs and National Minority Supplier Development Council Partner to Help Diverse Business Owners
Tuck Diversity Business Programs and the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) have formed a partnership to support the growth of Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) across the country.
NMSDC Supports the Asian-American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Community
Once again, we find ourselves struggling to comprehend the horror of more lives lost and forever changed because of racially motivated violence. Our hearts are broken for the Asian American [...]
NMSDC Communications from Board Chairman, Jose Turkienicz
At the NMSDC we are committed to ending the racial equity wealth gap by connecting Black, Indigenous and People of Color entrepreneurs to opportunity. We advocate for equity. We provide access.
From the Desk of Jose Turkienicz – NMSDC President & CEO Announcement
Dear NMSDC Community, It is with mixed emotions that I announce that Adrienne Trimble will be stepping down as President & CEO of NMSDC. Adrienne joined the organization in August […]
Mid-States MSDC Recognizes Corporations Spending With Black Businesses
The Mid-States Minority Supplier Development Council (Mid-States MSDC) recognizes 39 Central Indiana corporations (see attached image) that spent more than $650 Million with Black-owned businesses in 2020.
NMSDC 2021 – Message from the President
Hello and Happy New Year! NMSDC is excited and ready to embark on a successful 2021 journey. We have strategically outlined our OKRs (Objectives and Key Results) to focus […]
NMSDC NAMES NEW BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR. JOSE TURKIENICZ, UPS CPO
For Immediate Release January 11, 2021 Press Contact: Tammy Wilkins Tammy.Wilkins@nmsdc.org (212) 944-2430 NATIONAL MINORITY SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL NAMES NEW BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR. JOSE TURKIENICZ, UPS CPO Mr. Jose Turkienicz […]
We’re In This Together: NMSDC 2020 – A Year of Perseverance from Adrienne Trimble
Greetings NMSDC Network! As we close out the year, we just want to say thank you for your support throughout this pandemic. Your sponsorship, participation, and words of […]
Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is the First U.S. Alcohol Beverage Wholesaler to Join the National Minority Supplier Development Council
Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits—the world’s pre-eminent distributor of alcohol beverage—today announced it is the first U.S. alcohol beverage wholesaler to join the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC).
Disney Earns ‘Corporation of the Year’ Award!
Our Supplier Diversity team works hard to create an inclusive supply chain where we identify diverse suppliers that help the company deliver world-class entertainment experiences to our guests in our theme parks and resorts around the world.
Joint-Venture Partnership Honored: ARVO Realty Advisors, Cushman & Wakefield
The Houston Minority Supplier Development Council, a nonprofit serving the needs of the city’s minority business enterprises (MBEs), has given its 2020 Strategic Teaming Award to ARVO Realty Advisors and […]
CVMSDC Re-EMERGE Conference
We spent the better part of 2020, sheltered in place. Many corporations and business owners made pivots and are thriving; while others still face challenges to re-open. Join us on December 2nd & 3rd, with a stellar line-up of Subject Matter Experts.
Four Minority Owned Suppliers Of The Year Are Selected And Recognized By NMSDC For Their Pursuit Of Excellence In Providing Supply Chain Solutions To Corporate Partners
Each year, at their National annual Conference, NMSDC presents its prestigious “Supplier of the Year” Award(s) to recognize a select number of certified minority business enterprise (MBE) and their exemplary achievements in providing needed solutions to our corporate partners.
Five Corporations Are Selected And Recognized By NMSDC For Their Pursuit Of Excellence In Advancing Minority Business Inclusion Into Their Supply Chains
Each year, at their National annual Conference, NMSDC presents its prestigious “Corporation of the Year” Award(s) to recognize a select number of national corporate members and their exemplary achievements in minority supplier inclusion.
Advancing Black entrepreneurs
As a step toward helping black-owned businesses recover and move forward, a coalition of four business advocacy groups — the National Minority Supplier Development Council, US Black Chambers, National Urban League and Black Enterprise — have partnered with JPMorgan Chase to launch Advancing Black Entrepreneurs by Chase for Business.
2020 Influential Women – Adrienne C. Trimble, NMSDC, Inc.
By the time Adrienne C. Trimble became the president and chief executive officer for the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) in 2018, she had received numerous accolades for her work in diversity and inclusion over her nearly 20 years at Toyota Motor North America.
Adrienne Trimble selected as one of the “25 Influential Black Women in Business Awards” by The Network Journal (TNJ)
For 22 years, TNJ has consistently recognized “trailblazing Black women professionals and entrepreneurs,” such as accomplished and respected CEO and President of NMSDC, Adrienne Trimble.
Corporate America Stepping Up To Support Black Businesses BLM Movement
NMSDC President and CEO Adrienne Trimble challenged business leaders to “Not only lend a hand to our minority business enterprises but to take definitive action and stand up against the systemic racial barriers plaguing our society.”
Connecting Chicago’s minority-owned businesses
The Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council is responsible for certifying, advocating, developing and connecting minority businesses with major buying organizations.
American Corporations Respond to NMSDC’s Call to Expand Support to Minority Businesses
The COVID-19 pandemic and civil protests have put many Black-owned businesses across the U.S. at risk of permanent closure. To support these businesses, the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) launched the “In This Together” campaign.
Adrienne Trimble is on the Frontlines of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement
Adrienne Trimble is on the Frontlines of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement
In This Together Campaign Strives to Invest $1B in Black-Owned Businesses
The overwhelming support for the Black Lives Matter movement and Black businesses has grown significantly over the past month. While more initiatives arise, companies continue to step up to collaboratively uplift the movement and the Black community.
Chase Chats: Advancing Black Entrepreneurs: Rising to the Challenges of COVID-19
Watch this free webcast to: Learn what Advancing Black Entrepreneurs by Chase for Business is and how it can support your business Hear insights from Black Business organization leaders that […]
‘In This Together’ Campaign Aims To Invest $1 Billion In Minority Businesses Impacted By Covid
More than 30 blue-chip companies—including the likes of Capital One, ExxonMobil, Nissan North American Inc., and Procter & Gamble Co.—have pledged to support Black businesses and the Black Lives Matter movement.
PPP Loan Program Has Been Extended Through August 8th!
The PPP has Resumed Accepting Applications! The Paycheck Protection Program has reopened. The new deadline to apply for a Paycheck Protection Program loan is August 8, 2020 however applications must […]
Business Advocacy Groups Partner with Chase Business Banking to Help Black Entrepreneurs Address the Financial Challenges of COVID-19
New educational curriculum will help black business owners address immediate financial needs and build resiliency in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
Corporate America Stepping Up to Support Black Businesses & BLM Movement
President and CEO Adrienne Trimble firmly stated the organization’s commitment to facilitating change for the nation’s Black business community. Ms. Trimble’s appeal challenged business leaders to, “Not only lend a hand to our Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs), but to take definitive action and stand up against the systemic racial barriers plaguing our society.”
ChicagoMSDC’s New President and CEO
ChicagoMSDC Officially Welcomes New President and CEO June 26, 2020 – Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council (ChicagoMSDC) officially announces that J. Vincent Williams will be the new President and Chief Executive Officer. Effective July […]
NMSDC at the Center of Ensuring Minority-Owned Businesses Get Federal Funds
In an effort to help more nonwhite businesses get federal funding through the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. (NMSDC) Business Consortium Fund (BCF) and Midwest BankCentre teamed up to help certified Minority Business Enterprises access the federal emergency funds.
St. Louis bank agrees to fund PPP loans for minority businesses nationwide
ST. LOUIS — Midwest BankCentre is partnering with the National Minority Supplier Development Council Inc. (NMSDC) to provide certified Minority Business Enterprises nationally with funding through the Paycheck Protection Program.
Nicklaus: Minority businesses are frustrated by a federal loan program. A national group turned to a St. Louis bank for help
When banker Orvin Kimbrough got a haircut last week, he also gained insight into how small businesses are coping with the coronavirus pandemic. His barber, an African American woman who […]
Minority Business Enterprises Offered PPP Assistance
NMSDC recently announced the establishment of a new partnership between their Business Consortium Fund and Midwest BankCentre to assist certified Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) with funding access through the Paycheck Protection Program.
In This Together
This is a painful time for our nation. Like you, our entire organization and our staff are struggling to understand the senseless deaths of George Floyd and too many others whose lives have been impacted by racial injustice. Our thoughts go out to their families. But minority communities need more than grief and words.
NMSDC Secures Partnership to Connect MBEs with PPP Funding
The National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. (NMSDC) is pleased to announce the establishment of a new partnership between their Business Consortium Fund (BCF) and Midwest BankCentre to assist certified Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) with funding access through the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Details about how to access funding are available online by visiting BCF’s website at www.bcfcapital.com/ppp-disclosure.
Wells Fargo & NMSDC Partner to Present Four Minority Business Leadership Academies in 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: MarCom@NMSDC.org Wells Fargo & NMSDC Partner to Present Four Minority Business Leadership Academies in 2020 (New York, NY: May 15, 2020): Wells Fargo & Company and the […]
NMSDC is deeply concerned about the state of the minority businesses we serve as they are traditionally hardest hit by downturns. COVID-19 is and will continue to have a dramatic [...]
NMSDC COVID-19: National Office Plan
Our number one priority is to ensure the health, well-being, and safety of the NMSDC staff as concern grows about the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Effective Friday, March 13, until further notice, the National Office staff will be working remotely. We will be conducting business as usual; however, the office will not be open to guests for in-person meetings.
NMSDC Supports NAIC Initiative to Facilitate the Raise of $1 Billion of Growth Equity Capital for MWBEs
We are excited to announce that the Minority Business Development Agency and the National Association of Investment Companies have teamed to identify and facilitate the raise of $1 billion of growth equity capital for minority and women businesses.
NMSDC President/CEO Adrienne Trimble Named To The 2020 Ebony Power 100 List
EBONY REVEALS ITS ANNUAL EBONY POWER 100 LIST. Power Couples, MVPs and Shining Stars take a bow with iconic entertainment honorees including Super Bowl Champ, Patrick Mahomes, actress, Cynthia Erivo and John Legend & Chrissy Teigen.
2020 Leadership Awards Nomination Process Open
Dear NMSDC Community, DEADLINE EXTENSION! The 2020 Leadership Awards Nomination deadline has been extended until January 27th. For your convenience, we have enclosed the nomination questions in Word document form […]
The National Minority Supplier Development Council Rewards Jacqueline Matos
Read the full article here: https://www.elnuevodia.com/negocios/empresas/nota/distinguenlalabordesuplidoraboricua-2494708/
NMSDC Featured in Hispanic Network Magazine
Read about how NMSDC has helped your business community in Detroit, MI, this year’s host to the NMSDC Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange.
The Importance of Supply Chain Diversity
Diversity has become a business buzzword in recent times, with numerous C-suite executives viewing it as simply a tick-box exercise, alas. And yet a growing welter of evidence suggests the manifold advantages of utilising diverse supply chains – engaging suppliers from ethnic, racial and gender minorities – are too significant to be ignored.
NMSDC ⎮ Joseph R. Hinrichs Named Chairman of NMSDC
For Immediate Release June 9, 2016 Press contact: Phil Thurston (212) 944-2430 ext: 127 The National Minority Supplier Development Council (www.nmsdc.org) is pleased to announce that Joseph R. Hinrichs, executive [...]
CSCMP⎮Corporations Receive National Awards
Citigroup, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and others receive national awards for minority supplier development By Staff | June 8, 2016 The National Minority Supplier Development Council recently recognized both individuals and [...]
MBNUSA ⎮ Ford: NMSDC’s Corporation of the Year
Ford Motor Co. has been a leader in the auto industry since it was founded by Henry Ford in 1903.
MBNUSA ⎮ Supplier Diversity’s Future
At the 2015 National Minority Supplier Development Council Conference, several chief procurement officers from leading corporations participated in a session titled “The Future of Minority Supplier Development” to share their […]
MBNUSA ⎮Chicago MSDC Delivers
Chicago is known for being the Windy City, deep dish pizza, the “L” train and – in supplier diversity circles – the Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council.
BLACK ENTERPRISE | Joset Wright-Lacy Predicts Supplier Diversity Future – Part 2
"The numbers don’t lie." by Safon Floyd Posted: May 21, 2016 In Part 2 of an enlightening conversation on the supplier diversity landscape with National Minority Supplier Development Council [...]
GLOBAL DIVERSITY NEWS | NMSDC President Joset Wright-Lacy: 6 year plan
Global Diversity News speaks with Joset Wright-Lacy about NMSDC's 6 year plan.
BLACK ENTERPRISE | President Talks Prejudice in Business – Part 1
National Minority Supplier Development Council President Talks Prejudice in Business – Part 1 President of one of the country’s leading corporate membership organizations, Joset Wright-Lacy, talks the impact and importance [...]
HUFFINGTON POST | Lost Minority Business
Lost Minority Business = Millions of Missing Potential Jobs and Billions in Income 05/09/2016 01:06 pm ET | Margarita Hakobyan is a businesswoman and an entrepreneur that is addicted to [...]
THE NETWORK JOURNAL | Economic Development Administration Announces Major Opportunities
Economic Development Administration Announces Major Opportunities for Innovators and Entrepreneurs By: TNJ STAFF Thursday, May 5, 2016 This week, EDA’s Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIE) is excited to announce [...]
BLACK ENTERPRISE | National Minority Supplier Development Council Honors Diversity Leaders
Council recognizes diversity leaders for positive impact on companies by Safon Floyd Posted: April 14, 2016 On Wednesday, May 18, the 2016 National Minority Supplier Development Council Leadership [...]
GLOBAL DIVERSITY NEWS | Diversity news from around the globe
Global Diversity News takes a look at Access to Capital Among Minority Business Enterprises. After taking a look at the "National Survey Access to Capital Among Minority Business Enterprises" 2015 [...]
BARBARA OLIVER | Interviews Joset Wright-Lacy
Barbara Oliver and Joset Wright-Lacy of NMSDC at Impact 2016 in Las Vegas. Listen to podcast>
TELEMUNDO | Impact 2016
Telemundo Coverage of IMPACT 2016 Please click here to watch the video
MONEY MONDAYS | with Mellody Hobson
Tom: Today you’re giving us an update on the state of Black entrepreneurship. Mellody: I decided that a good way to close out Black History Month would be to look at [...]
CSCMP | Why minority suppliers belong in your supply chain
Including minority business enterprises in your roster of suppliers can generate meaningful business benefits, says Joset Wright-Lacy, president of the National Minority Supplier Development Council. What do you look for [...]
Black EOE Journal: Conference Wrap-up
The NMSDC Conference offers and environment to identify business opportunities and to attend workshops and seminars to help corporate members and MBEs develop their skill. Workshops and seminars one such […]
U.S. Veterans Magazine
The NMSDC Conference offers an environment to identify business opportunities and to attend workshops and seminars to help corporate members and MBEs develop their skill. Read the full article here.
Survey: Improving Access to Capital Among Minority Business Enterprises Is ‘An Economic Imperative’
Black-owned businesses are an engine of growth in the U.S., and they must be supported. The United States is becoming an increasingly Black and Brown country, so it is incumbent […]
Diversity in STEAM Magazine
“NMSDC and their affiliates can open doors for opportunites to develop relationships that can grow your business” Full article>
MBE magazine interviews Marquis Miller
Marquis Miller, Vice President of Field Operations discusses findings from the Economic Impact Report. The Economic Impact Study started in August of 2014, it was designed to create more detail […]
Joset Wright-Lacy On Challenges Facing Minority-Owned Businesses
Houston is the most racially and ethnically diverse city in the nation. But even here, minority-owned businesses face serious difficulties competing with those owned by white males. Joset Wright-Lacy is […]
A lawyer by trade and now president of the National Minority Supplier Development Council by choice, Joset Wright-Lacy presides over the largest corporate membership organization in the world dedicated to […]
Houston Style Magazine – ” NMSDC Annual Conference Redefines the Business Case for Minority Businesses and Corporate America
NMSDC Annual Conference Redefines the Business Case for Minority Businesses and Corporate America NY, NY Sept. 29, 2015 – The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) – the nation’s premier […]
Hispanic Network Magazine talks about “NMSDC profiles in success”
NMSDC profiles on Tillie Hidalgo Lima (Best Upon Request), Rosa Santana (Integrated Human Capital), Nina Vaca (Pinnacle Group) and Fred Lona (Hilton Worldwide) Download PDF>
Joset Wright-Lacy in the Black EOE Journal
Wright-Lacy elaborates, “Where there is no strong leadership committed to minority inclusion, the culture will reflect that. The culture has to change, because whether we like it or not, the […]
Meet the Man Who Started a Conversation Worth a Billion Dollars: Clifford A. Bailey
Talking to business owner and National Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee (NMBEIC) Chair, a committee of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) , Clifford A. Bailey, it is obvious […]
NMSDC Honors Top Corporations and Minority Businesses
The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) held its 2015 Business Conference and Expo at the San Diego Convention Center from October 18-21. The four-day event brought together over 6,000 minority suppliers and representatives from some of America’s largest corporations.
Economic Impact Report Shows Pivotal Role of Minority-Owned Businesses In U.S. Economy
NMSDC retained The Institute for Thought Diversity to conduct a study to assess the economic impact that the NMSDC MBE community has on the United States economy (and Puerto Rico).
Leader of the Year
NMSDC is currently accepting nominations for the Leader of the Year Award which recognizes outstanding corporate leaders and innovative minority business enterprises in our network. NMSDC is excited to recognize […]
2015 M&A Summit in October
NMSDC’s Mergers and Acquisitions Summit, originally scheduled for May 2015, will now be incorporated into NMSDC’s Annual Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange.
In Memory of Lynda Ireland
NMSDC mourns the passing of Lynda Ireland, former President & CEO of NY&NJ Minority Supplier Development Council. Lynda’s dedicated service with the NYNJMSDC spanned nearly two decades.
MBDA Webinar: Accessing Alternative Financing for your Business
On Wednesday, April 1st join the Minority Business Development Agency for a free access to capital webinar on financial products that can help take your business to the next level. John Herrera, president […]
2015 M&A Summit
Bridge to Billion Dollar MBEs The intersection of performance, opportunity and access to capital is where business success occurs. While many MBEs have been successful at organic growth it does […]
NMSDC launched IMPACT 2015
On March 3 and 4, NMSDC launched IMPACT 2015, a two-day event hosted by Time Warner Inc. featuring knowledge sharing, networking, updates on exciting new initiatives and a focus on […]
EY Entrepreneur of the Year – Nomination Deadline: March 6, 2015
Visionaries. Game changers. Those who change our lives every day, in every way. That defines the EY Entrepreneur of the Year. Nominate an NMSDC-certified MBE for this prestigious honor today. […]