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Read about how NMSDC has helped your business community in Detroit, MI, this year's host to the NMSDC Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange.
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.
Joset Wright-Lacy, President of NMSDC, phoned in to explain the importance of having minority owned businesses in our backyard.
It is with great sadness that NMSDC announces the death of Mr.Charles Brooks Perry, 83, a business leader, insurance industry pioneer, and long-time civic and political activist, passed away after a year-long battle with cancer May 20. He was co-founder of Pinkney-Perry Insurance Agency, the largest and oldest minority-owned insurance company in Ohio.
We are all Americans, whether we were here first, or came here fleeing religious or ethnic persecution, or seeking economic opportunity, or were brought here on the slave ships. Out of many peoples, from every land in the world, we continue to forge one nation, indivisible. We reject divisiveness, hate mongering and negativity toward others among us who do their best to pursue the very same American dream. “Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” are not “certain unalienable rights” accorded only to some and not to all. Each of us is possessed of these rights and continues the struggle to achieve their benefit.
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.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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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 [...]
The NMSDC is a unique and specialized player in the minority business space.
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 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 [...]
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 [...]
Ford Motor Co. has been a leader in the auto industry since it was founded by Henry Ford in 1903.
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 [...]
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.
"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 speaks with Joset Wright-Lacy about NMSDC's 6 year plan.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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 and Joset Wright-Lacy of NMSDC at Impact 2016 in Las Vegas. Listen to podcast>
Telemundo Coverage of IMPACT 2016 Please click here to watch the video
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
"NMSDC and their affiliates can open doors for opportunites to develop relationships that can grow your business" Full article>
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 [...]
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 [...]
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>
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 [...]
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.
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).
NMSDC’s Mergers and Acquisitions Summit, originally scheduled for May 2015, will now be incorporated into NMSDC’s Annual Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange.
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.
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 [...]
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, [...]