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A Message from the CEO

With over 20 current reported cases of coronavirus in North Texas, the Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council is implementing the following proactive measures in consideration of Council stakeholders, certified MBEs, staff and the MBDA-Dallas.

Effectively immediately, the offices of the D/FW MSDC and the MBDA-Dallas will be closed to the public. All on-site events, meetings and appointments are postponed.

Despite the disruption, our staff will still be working, and business can be conducted by phone, email and online resources.

It is our intent to continue to provide information to stakeholders in these uncertain times. We will conduct our monthly certification workshops by webinar. New and renewal certification applications can be forwarded via US mail or sent electronically.

We appreciate your understanding and look forward to continuing to serve you. You can keep abreast of D/FW MSDC information and notices by visiting our website or watch for further emails direct from the Council.

Margo J. Posey

 

Upcoming Events

NOTE: Because of precautions related to the corona virus (COVID-19), the Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council is rescheduling events, seminars and activities normally presented by the Council. Please look for information directly from D/FW MSDC or check back here for updates and further information. 

 

 

 

DISASTER LOAN ASSISTANCE
WEBINAR

Wednesday, April 1st
10:00 am

Hosted by
Herb Austin
District Director for the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Dallas/Fort Worth Office

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20/20 Focus on Meaningful Business Connections

July 20-21, 2020
Irving Convention Center
Irving, Texas

Mark your calendar! New Features have been added! Get ready for Commodity-Driven Round Tables, One-on-One MatchMakers,, Interactive Expo Floor Opening & Closing Reception – Cyber Lounge – Luncheon State of Texas Spot Bid Fair – And More … Watch for more details.

BUY THOSE THAT BUY USTM

Part 2– Minority Inclusion Spend Numbers Survey
now available!

Share your minority business spend information. ALL INFORMATION IS KEPT CONFIDENTIAL.

Deadline for Submissions – April 3, 2020

Watch for further details on the Recognition Ceremony for 2020 BTTBU(tm) Champions!

Responses should reflect your efforts in working with D/FW MSDC Certified Minority-Owned Businesses and your impact upon the North Texas Region.

COMPLETE BTTBU SPEND SURVEY

To submit Part 1 Essay Responses CLICK HERE.

D/FW MSDC Past Events

HARD HAT 2020 Construction Expo
HARD HAT 2020 Construction Expo
March 3, 2020
D/FW MSDC Photo Gallery
D/FW MSDC Photo Gallery
Almost 50,000 Photos Available for Viewing
Board of Directors Installation
Board of Directors Installation
Held January 28, 2020 at Irving Convention Center
Economic Outlook Summit
Economic Outlook Summit
Meet the Chair
Meet the Chair
Presented by the MBE Input Committee

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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2019 North Texas Results

Reported MBE Revenues (Billions)

Employees Reported by Certified MBEs

Number of Certified D/FW MSDC MBEs

Regional & National Buying Entities

North Texas Cities Impacted by MBEs

Bids, Referrals & Plans Disseminated

2019 E Awards Winners 2019 MEGA Deal Awards Honorees 2019 E Awards Corporation of the Year
2019 E Awards Public Sector Agency of the Year North Texas Tollway Authority 2019 E Awards Supplier of the Year - Class 1 TinMan Enterprises 2019 E Awards Supplier of the Year - Class 2 F2G Solutions 2019 E Awards Supplier of the Year - Class 3 Carrco Painting 2019 E Awards Supplier of the Year - Class 4 Themesoft 2019 E Awards Buying Entity Buyer of the Year Sean Young, Oncor 2019 E Awards Supplier Diversity Professional of the Year Graciela Hastings-Case, Oncor 2019 E Awards MBE Advocate of the Year Terri Quinton, Q2 Marketing Group 2019 E Awards Executive Supplier Diversity Champion of the Year Rachel Kutz, ATT

 

If you missed the 2019 E Awards Gala, you missed a fabulous night filled with finely dressed people, awards and recognition, plus a fun-filled Afterglow with the band 2bi! Thank you all for a grand evening!

 

CLICK HERE to enjoy the photo album.

CLICK HERE to visit the Red Carpet interviews.

CLICK HERE to view the complete 2019 E Awards Program Souvenir Booklet.

 

In the News

Dallas County has hired Alpha Business Images (ABI), a Dallas-based advertising firm, to promote the 2020 census, just months before residents will be asked to take the federal survey. Dallas County commissioners unanimously approved a contract with ABI, calling the effort to ensure strong participation in the decennial count their most important work of the year. Alpha Business Images (ABI) wins Dallas County Census Outreach Contract WE USA Magazine recently selected Greg Spoon, D/FW MSDC Board of Director and Vice President Procurement for DFW International Airport as
one of WE USA's Outstanding Men of 2020! The
Outstanding Men award recognizes men who
support WBEs and actively participate in their advancement.
Greg Spoon Selected as one of WE USA Outstanding Men
Beatriz (Betty) Manetta, CEO of Argent
Associates and D/FW MSDC Board member was recently named as One of the Most Influential
Leaders in North Texas by D CEO Magazine. The Dallas 500 features the North Texas region’s
most powerful leaders in 50 different categories. These leaders make the Dallas/Fort Worth
economy tick.
Betty Manetta Named One of Dallas 500 Most Influential Leaders
The D/FW MSDC Mentoring Experience provides a unique approach to coaching and growing
minority-owned businesses based upon their
goals and strategic focus. The inaugural
program was hosted by Toyota. Their senior
level representatives and subject matter experts
worked with their mentee over a 12-month
time-frame, to help them meet their individual and business goals.
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D/FW MSDC
MENTORING EXPERIENCE

At the recent The Dallas/Fort Worth Minority
Supplier Diversity Council E Awards Gala,
the Council recognized thirteen Mega Deals
that had been accomplished by AT&T, Dallas
Area Rapid Transit (DART) and PepsiCo. These 13
Mega Deals represented $7 billion in spend with D/FW MSDC certified ethnic minority-owned
businesses.
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2019 Mega Deals Represent
$7 Billion in Spend
with Minority-Owned
Businesses
The Crowther Group, D/FW MSDC 2018 E Awards
Supplier of the Year – Class 2, recently was
named the 2019 NMSDC Regional Supplier
of the Year at the National Conference in
Atlanta, GA. The Crowther Group is a
commercial general contractor headquartered
in Dallas, Texas.
READ MORE...
The Crowther Group Named
Regional Supplier of the Year
Congratulations to ShaRon Richardson, the
Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier
Development Council's Construction Services
Specialist, for being selected as a one of the
Regional Hispanic Contractors Association's
Luna Awards nominees.
ShaRon Richardson, D/FW MSDC
Construction Services Specialist
Nominated for the RHCA Luna Awards
The Asian American Contractors Association of
Texas (AACATX) recently honored Margo J. Posey,
President of the Dallas/Fort Worth Minority
Supplier Development Council, DFW
International Airport, North Texas NTTA and
others at their Awards Luncheon held in
October. The Awards recognized individuals
and organizations for their outstanding
contributions to our community and to the
M/WBE construction sector. READ MORE...
AACATX Annual Awards Honors
D/FW MSDC President
Announcing the brand-new DART Silver Line
to the public in Plano, Richardson, Dallas,
Addison and Carrollton at a LIVE event held by
DART proved to be an exciting challenge and
groundbreaking ceremony captured by the
Laguna Media Group.
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The Laguna Media Group Delivers
Groundbreaking Announcement
for DART

2019 Buy Those That Buy UsTM

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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