1:00 pm -
Find out everything you need to know to certify your minority-owned business.
* Who qualifies
* Application Process
* Documents Needed
* Advantages to Certification
* And More
1:00 PM CT
Learn more about this free program and how it is helping small business around the world grow!
Virtual Informational Session
1:00 PM CT
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
MBE Input Committee and
Supplier Diversity Professionals Working Group
Panel Presentation - Business Opportunities and Development Sessions
Breakout Room Round Table Discussions between Buying Entity Buyers and MBEs.
11:30 AM CT
Sr. Project Manager @SSP Consulting
1:00 PM CT
Financial analysis is critical for assessing the impact on your business and managing the mitigation of those risks.
Join us as we walk you through a few steps in the process of creating a financial forecasting recovery model.
A Tool for Recovery and Growth
Special Guest Presenter:
City of Irving, M/WBE Program Liaison Department of Purchasing
Presented by the Dallas MBDA CARES Act Center
Join the Discussion with Board Leaders
Managing Director Corporate Procurement & Supply Chain
DFW International Airport
MBEIC 1st Vice Chair
Laguna Media Group
presented by the DFW MSDC Inclusive Supply Chain Working Group (ISCWG)
Darrol Walker, Sr. Manager, Supplier Diversity
Venus Randle, Senior Supply Chain Manager
In this session we’ll talk about:
How to create an account and set up an ad campaign
How to write great ads, refine keywords, and include ad extensions
How to measure success
1:00 PM CT
The Missing Link In Creating Sustainable and Scalable Small Businesses
Partner @Husch Blackwell
Join us to connect, network, and chat online accompanied by music in a virtual environment (Teams). We will have a virtual billboard displaying while people are chatting. Please send us a short introduction to your business along with your contact information.
Hosted by the Dallas MBDA CARES Act Center
Presented by the Dallas Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council and Dallas County
10:00 am CDT
Opportunities for current and future projects with the Dallas County Commissioners Court Buildings
• Margo J. Posey, CEO/President, DFW MSDC
• Michael Frosch, Dallas County Purchasing Director
• Daniel Garza, Dallas County SBE Director
• Jonathon Bazan, Assistant County Administrator
Business Expo Bootcamp
presented by the MBE Input Committee
Are you ready to get the most out of your participation in ACCESS 2021 Business Expo?
Hear from experts who were successful in navigating and winning business from ACCESS 2020 and the State of Texas Spot Bid Fair.
Gather in-depth information on how to navigate Professional Services opportunities at FWISD from the FWISD specialists.
Part 5 of Doing Business With FWISD
Special Guest Presenter:
Vice President, Business Diversity and Development Department
Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
For more information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
ACCESS 2021 Features
- Conversation with CEOs
- CPO Summit
- Reverse Pitch Presentations (Buying Entities present to MBEs)
- MBE Pitch Challenge
- One-on-One Matchmakers
- Category Focused Round Tables
- Industry Symposiums
- Marketplace Connections
- Plenty of Opportunities to Chat
Plus…State of Texas Spot Bid Fair
Check Back for More Information!
What We Do
The Dallas Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council facilitates business connections between Buying Entity Members (corporations and public sector agencies) and certified ethnic minority-owned businesses in order to meet supply chain demands and further the economic development of our communities.
DFW MSDC certifies ethnic minority-owned businesses to be utilized by Buying Entity members in the expansion of supply chain.
DFW MSDC facilitates business connections between Buying Entity members and certified ethnic minority-owned businesses.
Through programs and events, DFW MSDC strengthens supplier diversity initiatives and builda scalability certified ethnic minority-owned businesses.
North Texas Results
Results matter and DFW MSDC tracks results reported by our Buying Entity Members and certified MBEs.
Reported MBE Revenues (Billions)
Employees Reported by Certified MBEs
Number of Certified DFW MSDC MBEs
Local Buying Entities Members
North Texas Cities Impacted by MBEs
Bids, Referrals & Plans Disseminated
2020 E Awards
If you missed the Virtual 2020 E Awards Gala, you missed a fabulous time recognizing the Excellence of Buying Entity Members and Minority Business Enterprises. Plus, some great music!
From the Chair
Bonnie Clinton, Chair of the Board of Directors, Vice President and CPO Indirect Procurement, Toyota Motor North America
The year 2020 has been a unique year filled with uncertainties and unpredictability. Yet, despite the issues with navigating a new norm, we have remained focused on our mission. READ MORE
From the President/CEO
Margo J. Posey, President and CEO, DFW MSDC
We know it is not quite the same as previous years but we are still recognizing excellence. READ MORE
Click to view the 2020 Souvenir Journal
IN THE NEWS
Send your press releases and news to email@example.com.
2020 Buy Those That Buy UsTM Buying Entity Partners
Helpful Information & Services
Protecting Your Business Against Cyber Attack Fraud
Louann Habenicht, Senior Vice President at Affiliate Bank in Arlington presented an informative session on Cyber Security. She has partnered with different organizations over the years, including the United States Secret Service, to provide education for business owners about the risks associated with cyber fraud and business identity theft.
Social Media Insights
and Sabina Bhatia, President/CEO of Rose International provide a view of Social Media from a Consumer Products lens and a Service Company lens.
SBA (8a) Workshop Series
PPP Loan Forgiveness – Understanding the Next Phase
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The Dallas Fort Worth Council is continually working to provide services and tools that help our stakeholders. This includes expert consultation support and enhanced connection tools.
Become Part of the DFW MSDC Community
MBEs — Help buyers locate you for opportunities! Plus, now your business profile can show what you really do!
Expert Bonding Assistance
- One-on-one assistance provided by an experienced professional with proven results.
- Upon “readiness,” introduction and connection to a bonding underwriter.
- If needed, assistance with steps to make you “bond ready” quicker.
- NO CHARGE for assessment/readiness support for D/FW MSDC certified MBEs.
Complete the questionnaire to begin the process.
QUESTIONS? Call 214.945.1229 (Live operator available 24/7)