LAST DAY FOR EARLY VOTING IN PERSON
2020 Corporation of the Year – Class 5
NMSDC 2020 Finalist
Corporation of the Year
NMSDC 2020 Finalist
Corporation of the Year
NMSDC 2020 Finalist
Supplier of the Year
Plan to join us for our Virtual E Awards Ceremony on December 10th. Submit an application for a chance to be recognized and win an E Award. Self-nominations are welcome.
- Supplier of the Year (Class 1, 2,3 & 4)
- Buying Entity of the Year (Corporation, Public Sector and Construction)
- Supply Chain Professional of the Year
- Supply Diversity Professional of the Year
- Executive Supplier Diversity Champion of the Year
- MBE Advocate of the Year
Deadline for Applications is November 20, 2020.
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.
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D/FW MSDC MBDA CARES
November 5, 2020
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
CITY OF FORT WORTH
Board of Directors
CAST YOUR VOTE
December 1, 2020
The D/FW MSDC ballot for Board of Director positions is now available.
There are TWO ballots. Be sure to cast your vote on both ballots.
Voters (Buying Entity organizations and MBEs) may only submit two ballots –one for Ballot 1 and one for Ballot 2. Duplicate ballots will not be accepted from the same company.
New directors will be elected to serve a 3-year term beginning January 1, 2021.
Joint MBEIC/ SDPWG Session
What Lies Ahead in 2021…
A Corporate Perspective and How We Leverage Our MBEs
Ready to leave 2020 behind and focus on 2021? Join us for a panel discussion
with Buying Entity representatives.
Followed by breakout rooms
to continue connecting
MBDA Business Opportunity Meeting Webinar
November 12, 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.
December 8, 2020
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Financial Crisis Management
with Mindy Passmore,
Partner at B2B CFO Partners
Restructuring During Turbulent Times
with Carmen Barrett,
Director at CR3 Partners
Part 3 of a 3-Part Series
Sponsored and Presented by
Trying to navigate your business through the choppy waters of today’s environment? Obtain helpful information and suggestions on what and how to achieve stability in unstable times.
Virtual ISD Day
November 18, 2020
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
- Learn about business opportunities.
- Network with buyers from statewide school districts.
- Find out how to do business with school districts.
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
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 to all the sponsors and participants
who were part of our first ACCESS Virtual Business Expo!
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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