2023 E Award Winners
AT&T – Corporation of the Year
North Texas Tollway Authority
– Public Sector Agency of the Year
Tony Marino, Ericsson
Executive Champion of the Year
Supplier of the Year – Category 4
Supplier of the Year – Category 2
Supplier of the Year – Category 1
Donna Weaver Erhardt, Ericsson
Supplier Diversity Professional
of the Year
DFW International Airport
Supply Chain Professional of the Year
VSoft – Supplier of the Year – Category 3 (Not in attendance)
Pam Ervin Davis, Nervi’
MBE Advocate of the Year
Congratulations MEGA Award Honorees
Pinnacle Technical Resources Inc.
AT&T & Asociar LLC, Compnova LLC,
Diamond P Enterprises Inc., Group O Inc., SHI International Corp, Pinnacle Technical Resources Inc.
AT&T and Logisticorp Wholesale Trade LLC, WWT
Dallas County & Azteca-Omega Group,
DART & Azteca-Omega Group,
Alpha & Omega
Pepsico & Universal Displays
Toyota & VDArt
2024 Toyota Tundra SR5 Truck
Valued between $57,919 MSRP and $61,954 MSRP.
Don’t miss the opportunity to call this remarkable vehicle your own!
RAFFLE TICKETS GO ON SALE SOON!
Secure your raffle ticket at the exclusive price of $500.00. (Limited number of tickets will be sold.)
Drawing for winner will take place at the
2024 HARD HAT CONSTRUCTION EXPO
on February 27, 2024.
Check back for more details.
SHOP FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Make your year-end purchases purposeful by supporting our MBE community and receiving exceptional value for your Holiday and New Year planning.
Board of Directors
CAST YOUR VOTE
December 6, 2023
The DFW MSDC ballot for Board of Director positions is now available. Voting includes the following positions:
- MBE Native American Representative
- MBE At-Large Representative
Voters (Buying Entity organizations and MBEs) may only submit one. Duplicate ballots will not be accepted from the same company.
New directors will be elected to serve a 3-year term beginning January 1, 2024.
Mark your calendar and plan to join us at our NEW COUNCIL OFFICE LOCATION!
- Last Meeting of the Year
- Recap of 2023
- Plenty of Networking
- Food & Beverages
- Contribute to the Toy Drive
Check back for information on the new address.
Join us in making the Holidays a time to remember for children in our community. Each year your generosity has helped make children smile.
Drop of your toys to the Council office on or before December 12, 2024.
You may also make a cash donation. Please contact the Council to find out how.
THANK YOU and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
Pre-Certification Weekly Live Q&A Session
Get Your Questions Answered.
Every Thursday at 1 pm CST
DISCLAIMER: This will not be a Presentation. This is a Q&A Session. Come prepared with questions please.
DESCRIPTION: This Q&A session is only for applicants who have questions/inquiries of the certification application process AFTER having watched the Pre-Certification Video above.
During the Q&A session, each person will be put into a Waiting Room. Once selected, you will have 4 – 8 minutes (depending upon how many registrants are in the waiting room) to speak and ask questions. Thank you in advance for your patience. You must have questions ready when selected.
You are required to watch the Pre-Cert video above in its entirety. CLICK ON THE IMAGE to view.
Join CEOs in the One Percent Plus Pledge!
On May 24, guest panelists President/CEO Jim Burke, Vistra Corp; CEO Sean Donohue, DFW International Airport; and Chairman, President and CEO Lori Ryerkerk, Celanese discussed the DFW MSDC One Percent Plus Initiative, what their companies were doing to meet the commitment and the importance of intentional inclusion of minority businesses in the economic engine of our nation. They urged others to TAKE THE PLEDGE to increase use of new minority suppliers and spend with minority suppliers by One Percent Plus year over year.
Dallas Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council introduced the One Percent Plus initiative to support deliberate
intervention to close the economic wealth gap for certified Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs), which is estimated at 333 years with the current level. According to a recent Economic Impact study, increasing spend with MBE’s by at least One Percent Plus year over year would shrink the economic wealth gap closure timeframe for communities of color to 15 years.
MBE CEOs Take the Pledge!
Software Professionals Inc.
Alpha & Omega Industries, LLC
Q2 Marketing Group LLC
MBE NMSDC National Winners!
Revenue Category 4 (Greater Than $50 million)
Revenue Category 2 ($1 million - $10 million)
NMSDC Corporation of the Year – Category 4
50th Anniversary Tribute and Impact
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
BUY THOSE THAT BUY USTM
A Council Initiative Since 2008
BTTBU™ recognizes those Buying Entities who have invested their time and resources in diversifying their supply chain in innovative ways for impactful results. The often-copied initiative champions the utilization of DFW MSDC-certiﬁed minority businesses with DFW MSDC Buying Entity members. BTTBU™ white papers provide best practices for Buying Entity supplier diversity programs, aggregate metrics, and trends surrounding minority businesses utilization.
2022-2023 BTTBUTM HONOREES
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)
Free Tool for Certified MBEs
In 2022, the Council developed a free tool for certified MBEs to utilize in order to grow their businesses.
Do you know your business’ strengths and weaknesses? Check out this FREE tool!LEARN MORE