Noteworthy items on certified MBEs, national corporate members of NMSDC, minority business opportunities and more.



For Immediate Release January 11, 2021 Press Contact:  Tammy Wilkins (212) 944-2430 NATIONAL MINORITY SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL NAMES NEW BOARD CHAIRMAN, MR. JOSE TURKIENICZ, UPS CPO  Mr. Jose Turkienicz has been elected Chair of the Board of Directors for the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). He was elected to a two-year term, beginning […]

Neta Scientific Named SBA Regional Subcontractor of the Year

Neta Scientific, a leading distributor of laboratory supplies, solutions, and safety products to the Life Science and Pharmaceutical industries, was awarded the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2020 Regional Subcontractor of the Year Award for Region II.

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).

Equality of Opportunity In Action: Strengthening Supplier Diversity

Join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on 12/17 at 12:00pm ET for Equality of Opportunity In Action: Strengthening Supplier Diversity. Details:  Thursday, December 17, 2020 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) Event Background:  There are 8 million minority-owned firms in the United States, a 38 percent increase since 2007. Yet those […]

Tools to Help Black Businesses Stay Open

The unfortunate reality is that far too many Black-owned businesses entered this crisis undercapitalized and under-resourced. Through our own research, we know that businesses in predominantly Black and Latinx communities have significantly lower cash liquidity than businesses in predominantly white communities.

Papa John’s cooks up a supplier diversity program from scratch

Papa John’s International didn’t have a supplier diversity program before Natonya Harbison joined the team in December 2018. The new director of diversity, equity and inclusion was starting from scratch.

AMN Healthcare launches minority-owned businesses initiative

The staffing company’s financial support and mentoring initiative aims to help 100 new and small businesses generating less than $1 million in annual revenues to become certified Minority Business Enterprises.

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 Cushman & Wakefield of Texas. Arvo Realty The award recognizes partnerships involving MBEs in which the participating companies increase each other’s capacity and leverage their […]

Coca-Cola commits $500 million in additional spending with Black-owned suppliers

The Coca-Cola Company’s longstanding commitment to supplier diversity has never been more important, as minority-owned businesses – particularly Black-owned enterprises – continue to bear the 2020 economic brunt of both the coronavirus pandemic and systemic racial injustice.

The 21st Annual Rainbow PUSH/CEF Global Automotive Summit

The 21st Annual Rainbow PUSH/CEF Global Automotive Summit, with the theme “Moving The Economic Needle Towards Equality,” is virtual this year. The challenging circumstances we’ve all faced in 2020 has forced us to alter our approach, while also maintaining our focus on the continuing fight for African American parity in the automotive industry.


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.

MBE Success Stories – ARVO Realty Advisors

Ed Ryland, CCIM, MCR, is the President & CEO, of ARVO Realty Advisors. He is also the author of a book named “The Secrets to Building a Successful Minority-Owned Company”.

Delta Air Lines Steps Up Diversity Initiatives

As part of Delta Air Lines diversity efforts, the company’s Vice President of Global Cleanliness announced the carrier is seeking minority-owned businesses to support the development of a world-class cleanliness standard. At the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) Conference, Mike Medeiros represented Delta and appealed to business leaders in the areas of surface disinfectants, […]

It’s Time To Help Black-Owned Businesses

It’s no overstatement that Black-owned U.S. businesses are in a state of crisis due to the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. From February to April of this year alone, 440,000 Black-owned businesses closed their doors permanently, with thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in worker income lost.

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.

The Fireside Chat on Supplier Diversity – with Adrienne Trimble

Enjoy these takeaways from the Fireside Chat on Supplier Diversity in the Retail Industry – with Daymond John (Keynote Speaker), Dollar General, and True Value!

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.

Denny’s supplier diversity a ‘pillar’ in its DEI efforts

Employers around the country have varying definitions of what it means to be a diverse company. For the restaurant chain Denny’s, it includes a special focus on supplier diversity.

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.”

Why You Need a Supplier-Diversity Program

A handful of socially conscious major companies have long played a role in addressing racial injustice through supplier diversity programs that promote an inclusive approach to procurement.

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.

Small business toolkit: 7 resources for Black-owned businesses

While 7% of White business owners get a loan in their first year of business, only 1% of Black business owners do so. There are, however, resources available for Black-owned businesses. Here are seven that can help, especially amid the pandemic.

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.

Black-owned businesses are finding new opportunities in today’s justice movement

For some Black-owned business owners in the Philadelphia, the BLM movement has helped their companies, and created new opportunities.

10 Small Business Grants for Minorities in 2020

There are many grants available for minority-owned businesses. Find out how you can take advantage of these grant programs to start or grow your business.

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 may help your business recover and move forward in the wake of the current pandemic Featuring: Tosh Ernest | Head of the Wealth Pathway, JPMorgan […]

‘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 be submitted by August 4th.  See our video for further information on how to apply. Did you Know?  NMSDC has set up a special program […]

Crowdfundingroadmap Survive & Thrive Summit Sponsored by Microsoft

NEWS PROVIDED BY Crowdfundingroadmap Inc. Jul 14, 2020, 10:56 ET DALLAS, July 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The world’s economy has entered uncharted waters. Many small businesses are imperiled by diminished sales and the drying up of government and bank programs. At this moment it’s critical that public institutions and private enterprise step up to help struggling small businesses […]

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.”

U.S. Senators Kamala D. Harris, Ben Cardin, Maria Cantwell, Chuck Schumer, Cory Booker and Catherine Cortez Masto Introduce Legislation to Invest in Minority-Owned Businesses

New Bill Would Broaden Reach of Minority Business Development Agency & Make It Permanent.

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 1, 2020, Mr. Williams will be the 5th President of the Council over the last 50 years of its history. Founded in 1968, ChicagoMSDC is […]

Vistra Commits $10 Million To Organizations Working For Social Justice And Equity

Company’s multi-year commitment focuses on minority-owned small businesses, economic development, and education In addition, Vistra is engaging employees to talk about race in the workplace to further its diversity and inclusion policies and programs Vistra $10 Million Donation: Social Justice and Equity from Vistra Energy on Vimeo. IRVING, Texas, June 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Vistra (NYSE: […]

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