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2018 BUY THOSE THAT BUY US ™ HONOREES

MBDA BUSINESS NETWORKING BREAKFAST

8:00 AM

D/FW MSDC Council Offices

8828 N. Stemmons Freeway – Suite 550   |   Dallas TX 75247

The Best Business Networking Around

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HARD HAT 2019 CONSTRUCTION EXPO

 

March 5th – 5:00 PM

The largest diverse construction expo in the Southwest

Eddie Deen’s Ranch   

944 South Lamar   |   Dallas TX 75202

700+ Attendees  |  80+ Exhibitors   |   Round Tables

Great BBQ and Beverages

Major Contractors, Owners, Facility Managers, Subcontractors, MBEs

 

       HOT LINKS       

Check out the Upcoming Events HOT LINKS. Register and plan to attend these events to connect and develop. 

February 14 – MBDA BUSINESS NETWORKING BREAKFAST – 8 am 

FEBRUARY 19 – HIRING THE BEST SERIES STARTS. SIGN UP HERE.

February 20 – MEET AND GREET presented by the MBE INPUT COMMITTEE

BUYING ENTITIES — BUY THOSE THAT BUY USTM ESSAY SURVEY NOW AVAILABLE – DUE MARCH 4

March 5 – HARD HAT 2019 CONSTRUCTION EXPO – 5:00 PM

 

INTRODUCING THE

NEW  D/FW MSDC BONDING EXPERIE NCE!

  • Actual 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.

CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED!

 

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

D/FW MSDC BY THE NUMBERS

IN THE NEWS

DFW Airport Earns Air Transport World’s
2019 Global Airport of the YeaAward

This prestigious award recognizes DFW for exceptional service and innovation .

Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport has been recognized as the 2019 Airport of the Year award by Air Transport World (ATW), the leading media brand serving the global airline and commercial air transport industry for more than 50 years.  The coveted honor recognizes DFW’s innovation in providing a world-class customer experience, global leadership in sustainability, cost effective and efficient operations, excellent partnership with airlines, and collaboration with local communities to further develop the economic benefits of aviation in the Dallas-Fort Worth region.

“It’s truly an honor to be recognized as Air Transport World’s Global Airport of the Year, and it’s a credit to the nearly 2000 employees of DFW Airport, who continually go above and beyond to take care of customers, address the needs of stakeholders, and engage with our surrounding communities,” said Sean Donohue, CEO of DFW Airport. “DFW is experiencing the fastest growth in more than a decade, and we see it as an opportunity to welcome the world to the Dallas Fort Worth region and advance the innovation and collaboration that deliver for our customers and make our communities stronger.” 

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Three Honored as Walker’s Legacy #WLPower15 in Dallas

Margo J. Posey, President and CEO of the Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council, Chanel Christoff Davis, CEO of Davis Davis & Harmon and Sara Madison-Miller, Co-owner of 1820 Products were all part of the 15 Dallas women recognized recently at the Walker’s Legacy #WLPower15 – Dallas. The recognition celebrates women of color who have had notable business and community leadership success. The women represent an array of fields including sports, technology, social advocacy, media, real estate, education and entrepreneurship.

Walker’s Legacy is a global platform for professional and entrepreneurial multicultural woman. The awards are part of a  national effort by the organization to recognize the achievements of notable business and community leaders.  In total,  Walker’s Legacy honors 150 women through its local #WLPower15 awards which take place in the organization’s 10-city footprint. Click Here to read more…

Texas Super Lawyers Recognizes Rebecca Hicks in 2018 List 

Rebeccas Hicks, Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council member and counsel and Managing Member of Hicks Law Group PLLC, has been named to the 2018 Texas Super Lawyers list for her work in Construction Law. This is the 5th consecutive year she has been named a Texas Super Lawyer. Prior to 2014, Ms. Hicks was named a Texas Rising Star 7 times in a row. READ MORE.

CELEBRATING ALL THINGS E AWARDS GALA

Fort Worth Sweeps the Prestigious
Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council
2018 E Awards

 

The City of Fort Worth and their Economic Development Department rolled out a Strategic Plan in 2017 to improve and increase capacity and utilization of minority-owned businesses seeking to do business with the City. The strategic direction included establishing new business opportunities, minority business inclusion on major infrastructure projects, enhancement of their entrepreneurial ecosystem, mentoring support for minority- and women-owned businesses and metrics and tools to measure results. The results have proven positive for the City.

In addition to the awards won by the City of Fort Worth, DFW International Airport won the top award — Buying Entity of the Year. This award is given to a top corporation or public sector agency that demonstrates unparalleled excellence in minority business inclusion results. The DFW International Airport averaged 30% minority-business spend across all categories of spend in 2017-2018. Jack Daniell, with Oncor, was another E Awards winner with ties to Fort Worth. Daniell won the Buyer of the Year Award. The E Awards also recognized four minority-owned businesses as Supplier of the Year. They were Argent Associates and Bracane Company, both of Plano and GCC Enterprises and The Crowther Group both of Dallas.
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2018 E AWARDS WINNERS

BONNIE CLINTON

2018 E AWARDS

CHAIRMAN’S AWARD

DFW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

2018 E AWARDS

BUYING ENTITY OF THE YEAR

ARGENT ASSOCIATES

2018 E AWARDS

MBE SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR

CLASS IV

GCC ENTERPRISES

2018 E AWARDS

MBE SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR

CLASS III

THE CROWTHER GROUP

2018 E AWARDS

MBE SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR

CLASS II

BRACANE COMPANY

2018 E AWARDS

MBE SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR

CLASS I

ROBERT STURNS

CITY OF FORT WORTH

2018 E AWARDS

EXECUTIVE ADVOCATE

OF THE YEAR

JACK DANIELL

ONCOR

2018 E AWARDS

BUYER OF THE YEAR

GWEN WILSON

CITY OF FORT WORTH

2018 E AWARDS

SUPPLIER DIVERSITY

PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

To view the complete E Awards Photo Album on Flickr, CLICK HERE.

To download the E Awards Souvenir Program Book or 2018 Success Stories & Mega Deals click on the images to the right.

VIDEO VIEWS

Doing Business Texas Style Spot Bid Fair Awards More Than $5.2 Million

Each year the Doing Business Texas Style Spot Bid Fair held at the ACCESS Business Expo and hosted by State Senator Royce West continues to grow. The overall amount awarded grew from  $3.7 million in 2017 to more than $5.2 million in 2018. There were 87 State Agencies on hand with opportunities to do business with Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB). The event awards contracts and invites businesses to do business with the State of Texas – right then and there during the day and half event. The HUB Coordinators presented informative Doing Business Texas Style educational workshops on the first day of the event. 

Senator Royce West believes that small business is at the heart of the Texas economy and that by maintaining a business-friendly environment, our state will remain a viable engine boosting our economy. There is no reason why anyone wanting to do business with the State of Texas couldn’t find the opportunity to bid on work, make meaningful connections and understand how best to do business with the State.  Senator West’s commitment to this strong connection event demonstrates how much economic development and minority business inclusion mean to him, the State of Texas and our overall state economy.

DALLAS/FORT WORTH MINORITY SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

The mission of the Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council is to facilitate business connections between our buying entity members (corporations and public-sector agencies) and certified minority-owned businesses in order to meet supply chain demands and further the economic development of our communities. Results matter and D/FW MSDC tracks results reported by our Buying Entity Members and certified MBEs.