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What We Do

CERTIFY

D/FW MSDC certifies ethnic minority-owned businesses for our Buying Entity members to utilize in their supply chain.

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CONNECT

D/FW MSDC facilitates business connections between Buying Entity members and certified ethnic minority-owned businesses.

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DEVELOP

Through our programs and events, D/FW MSDC strengthen supplier diversity initiatives and build scalability certified ethnic minority-owned businesses.

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ADVOCATE

D/FW MSDC provides thought leadership to encourage minority business inclusion.

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North Texas Results

Reported MBE Revenues (Billions)

Employees Reported by Certified MBEs

Number of Certified D/FW MSDC MBEs

Local Buying Entities

North Texas Cities Impacted by MBEs

Bids, Referrals & Plans Disseminated

Congratulations 2020 E Awards Winners

From the Chair…

Bonnie Clinton, Chair of the Board of Directors,
Vice President & CEPO Indirect Shared Services,
Toyota North America

Now more than ever, the importance of the utilization of minority businesses is needed. Inclusion ensures we use the best of the best to strengthen our economy, our communities and the long-term success of our businesses.
I am honored to be the Chair of the DFW MSDC Board of Directors. I am even more excited to work with the individual senior executives on this board that continue to contribute their talents by providing innovative thinking, expertise, governance and strategy to navigate during these turbulent times.

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Signature Sponsors

Comments, Memories & Sponsors

Click on image to view the 2020 Souvenir Journal 

From the CEO and President…

Margo J. Posey,
CEO and President,
DFW MSDC

We are so glad to have you join us to celebrate excellence in minority business inclusion. We know it is not quite the same as previous years. But we are still recognizing excellence, highlighting MEGA Awards, cheering supply chain and supplier diversity champions and applauding innovative minority entrepreneurs…The people associated with the Council who keep minority business inclusion at the forefront of their business strategies can help reverse disparity, uplift our communities and build sustainable minority business wealth.

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IN THE NEWS

MW Logistics and #MWCares Partners for Biggest Food Give Away in North Texas

As part of its #MWCares initiative, MW Logistics spearheaded the effort to feed 60K people in Dallas and Tarrant County. Through their strong partnerships with Walmart, the North Texas Food Bank and others, more than 1 Million pounds of food and 19,500 Birds were distributed! The event benefiting thousands of people took place at Dallas Fair Park and the AT&T Stadium at Arlington, Texas. Hundreds of volunteers, the National Guard and  sponsors, participated to make it possible.

Thank You, Mitchell Ward and MW Logistics for your demonstration of the impact of minority business owners who care about our community!

D/FW’s own Smokey John’s Bar-B-Que & Home Cooking Recently featured in the Washington Post!

Everyone knows finding great barbecue is an important part of being a Texan.  Family-owned Smoky John’s (DFW MSDC Certified MBE) is a Dallas institution, founded in 1976. Fans can now order their BBQ sauce and BBQ rub and have it sent anywhere in the country.

Now you can get some cooking tips from Smokey John’s too!

Smokey John’s Bar-B-Que &
Home Cooking

 

 

2020 Corporation of the Year 
Class 5

 

NMSDC 2020 Finalist
Corporation of the Year
Class 5

 

NMSDC 2020 Finalist
Corporation of the Year
Class 2

NMSDC 2020 Finalist
Supplier of the Year
Class 2

THANK YOU to everyone who donated to the Toy Drive.
A special thank you to DRG for donating more than $3,000 in Toys and RJT CompuQuest for making $2,000 in donations.
 
AlphaGraphics   |  Argent Associates | Belmar Integrated Logistics  |  Champion Homes  |  First Assured Quality Systems  |  K B Services   |  Laguna Media Group   |  Q2 Marketing Group |  RyanWest  |  Sky Communications  | Smart Folks Inc.  |  Salestractraining  | Teltech Group  |  ThreePDS  |  Wright Resources Group  |   Z Modular  |  Zekelman Industries  |  Wesley Carter  |  Clark Hill  | Rachel Kutz  |  Clifton Miller  |  Rob Simpson  |  Greg Spoon  | Christopher Waters
Plus DFW MSDC Staff members Margo J. Posey, Ray Cervantes and Andrew Nash  |  and… a Host of Others.
 
Recipients of the Fundraiser:
Dallas Sheriff Posse
VanZandt Guinn Middle School, Fort Worth, TX
New Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church Food Pantry

2020 Buy Those That Buy UsTM

Scroll down to view the ACCESS 2020 Sponsors.

V

ACCESS REWIND

Revisit the View from the

Top with Curt Morgan,

CEO of Vistra Corp

 

Remarks by CPOs
Working Through Today’s
Challenging Environment

Grand Prize Winner –
TrainUp

1st Runner Up –
Davis, Davis & Harmon 

2nd Runner Up –
Herbal Goodness

Additional Pitch Challenge videos can be found on the D/FW MSDC Facebook page.

Champions of Healthcare

This expert Healthcare panel examines business opportunities for suppliers in the healthcare industry. Speakers discuss hospital systems, clinics, facilities, and GPO’s.

The New Now in Utilities and Energy

Discover the current state of business operations and future opportunities in the industry. Energy industry leaders and their prime supplier will share a high-level overview of current operations at each company. Suppliers will also learn how to position themselves to compete for corporate contracting opportunities moving forward.

Challenges. Changes. Champions. in Business Financing

Experienced banking and capital funding champions examine the challenges, changes, and opportunities for acquiring business financing in the current environment. Our champions have been through the cyclical world of financing in strong and weak economies.  Alternatives exist, but the experts will tell you what makes sense for the different stages of the businesses.

Pivoting to Expand and Bridge the Digital Divide

The “New Normal” is no longer new. Overnight, COVID-19, forced millions of people to work from home and home school. There is a rapid increase in the appetite for e-commerce and home entertainment. Home and transportation automation, autonomy, telehealth, and robotics are the NOW! In order to close the digital divide, the telecommunication industry is accelerating its schedule to increase connectivity in all communities. Hear from industry experts on how they are working together on expanding and bridging connectivity for all.

Accessing the Path to Government Contracts

Learn the ropes for accessing government contract opportunities. Four dynamic and engaging public sector representatives provide insight and tips to help you increase your opportunity to obtain public sector procurement.

Post Covid-19 Manufacturing Supplier Preparedness

With supply chains scrambling because of Covid-19, manufacturing is changing. Discussions surround making facilities safe, use of automation and creating more home-grown suppliers. Leaders in the manufacturing industry examine and suggest plans of action for manufacturing suppliers preparing for and accelerating engagement in the industry.

Thank you to all the sponsors and participants
who were part of our first ACCESS Virtual Business Expo!

Signature Sponsors

 

Platinum Sponsors

Premier Sponsors

Closing & Entertain- ment Sponsor

Closing Reception Sponsor

Premier and C-Suite Sponsor

Media Sponsor

MBE2MBE Chat Room Sponsor

Additional Sponsors

 

Helpful Information & Services

Ms. Habenicht recently presented this 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. To view the Webinar, click on the button below it will take you to the video to view. 

Helpful COVID-19 Resources and Articles

During these uncertain and unparalleled times, the Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council continues to research, gather and provide helpful resources and information to assist you.

Inclusive Supply Chain Working Group Series Talks Social Media

with Julie Raheja-Perera, Chief Marketing Officer – Central Division at PepsiCo
and Sabina Bhatia, President/CEO of Rose International.

A view of Social Media from a Consumer Products lens and a Service Company lens.

To view the Webinar held on April 30th, click on the button below, register and it will take you to the video to view. Additional videos are available for viewing.

Additional Services

Additional Assistance

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.

Join the D/FW MSDC Membership Community

BUYING ENTITIES — Now you can have access to more than 900 D/FW MSDC Certified Minority Business Enterprises online – Available 24/7
MBEs — Help buyers locate you for opportunities! Plus, now your business profile can show what you really do!

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Expert Consultation

D/FW MSDC offers expert assistance in developing your personalized bonding package for submission to a bonding broker, based upon your individual needs and circumstances.

  • 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.

QUESTIONS? Call 866.448.7113 (Live operator available 24/7)

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