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2018 BUY THOSE THAT BUY US ™ HONOREES

 

The D/FW MSDC Offices Will Be Closed for the Holidays!

December 24, 2018 through January 1, 2019

Thank You for Your Generosity!

 

You Helped Make The Toy Drive a Huge Success!

Thank You!

2019 PUBLIC POLICY DAY

February 12, 2019

Austin, TX

BRIEFINGS | VISITS | EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS | LUNCHEON W/KEYNOTE SPEAKER | RECEPTION W/ELECTED OFFICIALS

Buses Depart from D/FW MSDC Council Offices

8828 North Stemmons – Ste 500    |   Dallas, TX 75247

A 10-Year History of Orchestrating Public Policy Day!

 

 

       HOT LINKS       

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

February 12 – PUBLIC POLICY DAY IN AUSTIN TEXAS

 

They 2019 Calendar of Events can be found in the EVENTS menu. Watch for updated registration information as each event approaches. NOTE DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

 

HAVE YOU VISITED THE D/FW MSDC BOOKCASE?

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D/FW MSDC BY THE NUMBERS

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.

IN THE NEWS

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…

 D/FW MSDC  Board  Member Names ISM Supplier Diversity Professional of the Year

The Clarence Beckwith Distinguished Alumni Award, named for Lake Michigan College’s first president, was given to alumni Cynthia Joseph-Keller, Assistant Vice President – Facilities &  Sourcing, DexYP, Inc. and a member of the D/FW Board of Directors.

Greg’s accomplishments and photo appeared in a recent article by MBN USA.

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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.

2018 BTTBUTM Capacity Building Scholarships Awarded

The Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council named its 2018 BTTBUTM Capacity Building Scholarship winners at the September Quarterly Buyer’s Luncheon. The five winners received up to $5000 in cash or in-kind training. READ MORE

SOUTHWEST OFFICE SYSTEMS, INC. honored by U.S. Chamber of Commerce as 2018 Minority-Owned Business Achievement Winner

Pictured are Vince and Buddy Puente accepting the award from Suzanne Clark, Senior Executive Vice President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Jessica Moser, Senior Vice President, Small Business Solutions, Group Sales, U.S. Region at MetLife. READ MORE.

E Award Winners Cash In on Kellogg Advanced Management Executive Program at Northwestern University.

Lisa Hanlon, CEO of Teltech Group and Rueben D’Souza, Principal Managing Partner of RD Data Solutions recently had the opportunity to attend the National Minority Supplier Development Council’s (NMSDC) Advanced Management Education Program (AMEP) held at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business. READ MORE.

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MEET THE STAFF
Meet the Council Staff
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Meet our Senior Level Board of Directors.
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STRATEGY
These Strategic Imperatives provide the direction and focus of the Council.
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HISTORY
A brief history of the Council
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Our Values
Doing business the right way -- with integrity and respect is important.
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MEMBERSHIP
Find out how D/FW MSDC Membership can help your business performance.
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BUYING ENTITY LISTING
Corporate and Public Sector Partners
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SDPWG PORTAL
A member portal for Supplier Diversity Professionals
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SPONSORSHIP
Find out about sponsorship opportunities with the Council.
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RECOGNITION
Recognizing Buying Entities supporting minority business inclusion
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SOURCING TOOL
Tool for Buying Entities to request sourcing assistance from the Council
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GET CERTIFIED
Not certified? Find out how to get certified.
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ABOUT MBES
Some facts about D/FW MSDC certified minority-owned businesses.
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MBEIC
The MBE Input Committee includes ALL certified MBEs.
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INDUSTRY GROUPS
Providing opportunities to build relationships on a smaller scale.
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MBE 2 MBE
Do business with other MBEs. Walk the Talk!
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SCHOLARSHIPS
Find out how to receive a scholarship and/or grant from the Council
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MBE ACADEMY
Building capacity through tiered programming taught by Buying Entity representatives.
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GET CERTIFIED
Get your minority-owned business certification.
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RECERTIFICATION
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OUT OF REGION SUBSCRIPTION
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FAQs
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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.