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-certified minority businesses of the highest caliber. This program was created to address corporations’ requests for assistance in locating minority suppliers with the capacity to fulfill national contracts.
The most recent inductees include:
- Enrique Arbelaez, CIEN+
- Bernard Williams, Fidelity Print Communications
- Mustafa Khan, IMCS Group
- Venkat Mantha, Indotronix
- Romeen Sheth, Metasys Technologies
- Max Navarro III, OpTech
- Jason J. Robertson, Planned Packaging of Illinois Corporation (PPOIC)
- Hector Quintanar, Trade Management Solutions (TMS)
“The latest group of Corporate Plus members and their accomplishments reflect what is possible when we focus on accelerating MBE growth and reach towards NMSDC’s goal of $1 trillion in annual revenue for certified MBEs,” said Director of Corporate Plus Lorena Valencia.
Corporate Plus members have demonstrated a capacity to execute national contracts for major corporations. NMSDC national corporate members nominate MBEs for this designation, which elevates their profile among national corporate members and facilitates the MBEs broader participation throughout the NMSDC network.
NMSDC recently received a multi-year, $500,000 grant from the Blackstone Charitable Foundation to expand the program and looks forward to adding additional members in the coming years.
Learn more about Corporate Plus on the NMSDC website at nmsdc.org/programs-events/corporate-plus-2/.