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

 

NMSDC Hosts Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C.

Apr 25, 2017 WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - April 25, 2017) - On April 26, 2017, The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) will host an Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill. The overall goal of Advocacy [...]

Houston Ranks No. 1 for Minority Entrepreneurs

The city recently ranked No. 1 among U.S. cities for cultivating minority-owned businesses, based on such factors as the number and percentage of businesses, the opportunity for finding customers here and the rate at which startups are launched.

Don’t Abolish Minority Business Development Agency

President Donald Trump’s proposed skinny budget calls for the elimination of the Minority Business Development Agency, which has for nearly 50 years been at the forefront of driving the formation and development of minority business in the United States, and its work must be able to continue.

In Memory of Donna Long

It is with great sadness that NMSDC announces the death of Ms. Donna Long. Donna passed away Tuesday morning from complications following a fall suffered several weeks ago. Donna was a true beacon in this [...]

State of Small Business

Though conditions for small businesses are hard to generalize because experiences vary greatly from firm to firm, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland experts say some data suggest an improving landscape for those businesses operating along [...]

NMSDC Celebrates Leadership Awards Winners

The NMSDC recently held its 2016 Leadership Awards celebration, recognizing corporate executives, minority business owners and NMSDC affiliate council presidents for outstanding leadership that has a positive impact on their organizations and resonates throughout the [...]

Introducing Emerging Young Entrepreneurs

Operating a business can be daunting for just about anyone. It can feel even more intimidating for a young diversity professional, especially without a full understanding of the necessary steps for developing a sustainable business [...]

Why Working With Minority Suppliers Matters

NMSDC President Joset Wright-Lacy shares on the importance of supplier diversity. By NMSDC President Joset Wright-Lacy In my work with the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), I have recently felt a deep [...]

Building Bridges That Connect Minority Suppliers to Corporations

Wright-Lacy is President of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), the nation’s premier corporate membership organization focused exclusively on advancing opportunities for Asian, African-American, Hispanic and Native American owned businesses. As the eldest of [...]

Watch Joset Wright-Lacy Passionately Advocate For Minority Businesses On The Roland Martin Show

Click on this link to watch the full segment.

Chicago is Host City for Annual Gathering, October 23-26, 2016; Event is Nation’s Largest Forum in Support of Supplier Diversity

The theme of this year's NMSDC Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange is "Minority Supplier Development: Investing in the Future." During the event, more than 20 educational seminar sessions and interactive workshops will engage attendees with [...]

MBE MAGAZINE ⎮NMSDC: Committed to Hispanic Growth

The NMSDC is a unique and specialized player in the minority business space.

NMSDC Honors Leaders in Supply Chain Diversity

On Wednesday, May 18th, the 2016 National Minority Supplier Development Council Leadership Awards recognized the dynamic corporate executives, minority business owners and NMSDC affiliate council presidents for outstanding leadership that has a positive impact [...]

Minority–Owned Businesses Critical Measure of the Nation’s Economic Health

Minority–owned businesses critical measure of the nation’s economic health Web version Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 9:26PM The controversies earlier this year surrounding the Oscar nominations and the Twitter workforce grabbed headlines, but [...]

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 vice president and president, The [...]

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 corporations for [...]

New York Beacon⎮NMSDC Leadership Awards

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 views on developing supply chains [...]

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 (NMSDC) president, Joset Wright-Lacy, BlackEnterprise.com [...]

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 of the NMSDC's diversity [...]

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 creating. Founder and CEO [...]

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 major developments in two [...]

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 Awards will recognize the dynamic [...]

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 report, I decided to write [...]

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 the [...]

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 in a supplier? Quality products [...]

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 topics as sourcing and access [...]

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 upon the nation to offer [...]

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 around the "why" minority supplier [...]

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 president of the National Minority Supplier [...]

Uptown Professional

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 the development of minority business. [...]

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 corporate membership organization focused exclusively [...]

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 demographics of this country are [...]

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 why he has been so [...]

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 outstanding corporate leaders and innovative [...]

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 of Lakeview Leasing, will discuss [...]

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 not increase capacity at the [...]

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 our NMSDC certified women business [...]

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. The application deadline is Friday, [...]

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