2017 NMSDC Annual Conference Gallery
At a black-tie Gala wrapping up its annual Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange, held this year in Detroit, October 23-25, the National Minority Supplier Development Council gave out honors to member corporations and minority business enterprises (MBEs) for their contributions to NMSDC’s goals in advancing business opportunities for minority-owned companies of all sizes. Honored as well were ChicagoMSDC, named Regional Council of the Year.
The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) and the supplier diversity team at Capital One today announced the winner of the CATAPULT competition: Ricardo Regalado, CEO and Founder, Rozalado & Co. CATAPULT is a seven-month business development program designed to assist diverse business owners in creating innovative solutions to critical issues within their own organizations. Culmination of the program is a competition to create a digitally-oriented solution to a company-specific business challenge with the winner receiving a grant and additional advanced education and consultation.
National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) today announced it has received a $350,000 gift for the organization’s Centers of Excellence (COE) initiatives. The COEs are regional business modules designed to strengthen corporate supplier diversity processes and to help minority businesses compete in a global environment.
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.