At its annual Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange, held this year in Chicago, October 23-26, the National Minority Supplier Development Council gave out honors to Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Suppliers of the Year. Joset Wright-Lacy, NMSDC’s president, congratulated the honorees, saying, “We are pleased and proud to recognize these minority business enterprises for their business growth and development, operational success, support of other minority businesses and active participation in the community.” Awardees were grouped by Region (North, South, West and Central) and by Class – Class 1 for companies with annual sales of less than $1 million; Class 2, annual sales of $1 to $10 million; Class 3, $10 to $50 million in sales, annually; and Class 4, with annual sales greater than $50 million.