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Thank you to all the sponsors and participants
who were part of our first ACCESS Virtual Business Expo!
Pre-Certification Workshop Webinar
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
D/FW MSDC hosts Pre-Certification Workshop Webinars each Thursday of the month. Find out everything you need to know to certify your minority-owned business — qualifications, process, advantages and more.
PRESENTED BY MBDA CARES
Join in the inaugural awareness campaign promoting Minority Business Enterprises is hosted by MBDA’s national network of Business Centers, Advanced Manufacturing Centers, Export Centers, and Federal Procurement Center.
Inclusive Supply Chain Working Group Series
TEXAS ELECTIONS 2020
New, Different and Critically Important
September 23, 2020
Economic Outlook and
Forecasting Cash Flow (Part 2)
October 7, 2020
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Robert A. Dye, Ph.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Economist
Eduardo M. Medellin, CEO and Founder of Infinity Management
Part 2 of a 3-Part Series
Sponsored and Presented by
What does the economy look like going forward? Find out the latest economic outlook and learn more about managing cash flow in these unprecedented times.
MBDA Business Opportunity Meeting Webinar
Thursday, October 8, 2020
8:30 A.M. CDT
Start Your Day With Networking Designed for Businesses Interested in Contracting Opportunities with Government Agencies, Prime Contractors and Other Corporations.
Inclusive Supply Chain Working Group Series
in the NEW NOW
October 14, 2020
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Find out how to access risk and protect yourself from potential intrusions and attacks.
In the News
What Do Minority Business Owners Really Think?
Minority business owners from around the country collaborated on an insightful message about what the current environment related to diversity and inclusion means to them. From MBEs Mean Business the business owners deliver an impactful message.
NMSDC 2020 Vanguard Award
The Vanguard Award is presented to an NMSDC Affiliate Council president who has exhibited leadership in driving the value proposition for minority supplier development among corporate and MBE constituents throughout the NMSDC network.
We the Buying Entities and MBEs of the Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council salute you, Margo, for all your work, passion and commitment to minority business inclusion in North Texas and around the country.
Ms. Posey made an impassioned and timely speech as part of her acceptance of this award. Again, Margo demonstrated her leadership. Click below to read the entire speech.
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.
Scroll down to view the ACCESS 2020 Sponsors.
In Case You Missed It…
Revisit the View from the
Top with Curt Morgan,
CEO of Vistra Corp
Remarks by CPOs
Working Through Today’s
ACCESS 2020 >>>Pitch Challenge 🟣 #TrainUpCOVID may have disrupted business as usual, but for some companies, it's unleashed creative ways to re-invent, refocus, or find new ways to reach clients. Check out how TRAINUP.COM was able to stay relevant in #theNEWnow! Think they had a great idea? 🌟Like-Comment-Share to help them qualify for the final round for a chance to win $5,000! Be sure to use the hashtags #dfwmsdc #ACCESS2020PitchChallenge#ACCESS2020 #ChallengeChangeChampion🏆 #WeAreDFWMSDC #WeAreNMSDCPosted by Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council on Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Grand Prize Winner –
1st Runner Up –
Davis, Davis & Harmon
2nd Runner Up –
Additional Pitch Challenge videos can be found on the D/FW MSDC Facebook page.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ACCESS 2020 Sponsors
Closing & Entertain- ment Sponsor
Closing Reception Sponsor
Premier and C-Suite Sponsor
MBE2MBE Chat Room Sponsor
What We Do
D/FW MSDC certifies ethnic minority-owned businesses for our Buying Entity members to utilize in their supply chain.
D/FW MSDC facilitates business connections between Buying Entity members and certified ethnic minority-owned businesses.
Through our programs and events, D/FW MSDC strengthen supplier diversity initiatives and build scalability certified ethnic minority-owned businesses.
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
E Awards 2019
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!
2019 E Awards Buyer of the Year
Sean Young, Oncor accepting the award from Artura Taylor, Taylor Distribution Group
2019 E Awards Supplier of the Year - Class 1
Tracy Green, TinMan Enterprises accepting the award from Gwen Wilson, City of Fort Worth
2019 E Awards Supplier of the Year - Class 2
Francis Kamgang, F2G Solutions accepting the award from Jeni Rajbhandari, Nokia
2019 E Awards Supplier of the Year - Class 3
Carrco Painting accepting the award from Robert Sturns, City of Fort Worth
2019 E Awards Supplier of the Year - Class 4
Maha Manickam, ThemeSoft accepting the award from Suzanne Cruz-Sewell, DFW International Airport
2019 E Awards Public Sector of the Year
North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) accepting the award from Thomas Crowther, The Crowther Group
2019 E Awards Corporation of the Year
AT&T representatives accepting the Corporation of the Year E Award
2019 E Awards Executive Supplier Diversity Champion of the Year
Rachel Kutz, AT&T, named Executive Supplier Diversity Champion of the Year
2019 E Awards Supplier Diversity Professional of the Year
Graciela Hastings-Case, Oncor presented award by Garry Castro, LogistiCorp Group
2019 E Awards MBE Advocate of the Year
Terri Quinton, Q2 Marketing Group presented award by Greg Obar, UNT System
2019 Buy Those That Buy UsTM
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.
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.
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!
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.
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