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2018 BUY THOSE THAT BUY US ™ HONOREES

MBE INPUT COMMITTEE OFFICER NOMINATIONS

Now Open!

Chair | 1st Vice Chair | 2nd Vice Chair | Secretary

Friday, September 14th at 9:00 am
or Tuesday, September 18th at 4:00 pm

Deadline for Submissions
5:00 p.m. CST on October 2, 2018

QUARTERLY BUYERS' APPRECIATION LUNCHEON

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Doubletree Hotel

4099 Valley View Lane   |   Dallas, TX 75244

JOINT SDPWG - MBEIC ROUND TABLE SESSION

MBE Input Committee and

Supplier Diversity Professionals Working Group

present the

Annual Round Table Meet & Greet

September 26, 2018

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

(Following the Quarterly Buyers Luncheon)

You must be registered for Quarterly Buyers Luncheon

in order to participate in the Round Tables

21 Round Tables Confirmed

2018 GOLF AND TENNIS CLASSIC

October 1, 2018

7:00 am – 2:30 pm

Brookhaven Country Club

3333 Golfing Green Drive

Farmers Branch, TX 75234

2018 NMSDC CONFERENCE

October 14th – 17th

Austin Texas

Hotels Filling Up Fast. Register Today!

Interested in taking a bus to Austin and back for the Expo on October 16th? 

Contact us at 214.630.0747.

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

September 18 – MBE INPUT COMMITTEE ELECTION PROCEDURES WEBINAR – 4:00 PM

September 26 – QUARTERLY BUYERS LUNCHEON – 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

September 26 – JOINT SDPWG AND MBEIC ROUND TABLE SESSIONS – 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

October 1 GOLF & TENNIS CLASSIC – 7:00 am – 2:30 pm

October 14-17 – NMSDC CONFERENCE in Austin

     2018 E Awards Applications

Coming Soon

>   COFFEE WITH THE PRESIDENT

>   MBE INPUT COMMITTEE LEADERSHIP ELECTIONS

>   MBE ACADEMY – HIRING THE BEST

>   BOARD OF DIRECTORS NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS

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HISTORY
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BUYING ENTITY LISTING
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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
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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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___  IN THE NEWS   ___

RAM Contracting  Honored with Exceptional Partner Award by Cushman & Wakefield

As one of the world’s largest property and facilities managers, Cushman & Wakefield developed the supplier relationship management program to drive profitability and innovative solutions for the firm, clients and supply partners. READ MORE.

Austin Wins Prestigious Awards Locally and Nationally

Austin Commercial was selected as the large contractor winner of the 2018 AGC Diversity & Inclusion Excellence Award at the 2018 AGC of America Annual Convention. READ MORE.

Toyota Is 45th Anniversary Sponsor and Inaugural Mentorship Lead

The Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council is celebrating 45 years of facilitating business connections between our buying entity partners and certified minority-owned businesses. READ MORE

MBE Shoe Organizer Now in Walmart Stores

Robert Liang, West One Products CEO, is finally realizing the fruits of a three-year journey to have his product in Walmart Stores. On April 23, 2018. 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.

 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. READ MORE.

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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.

___     AWARDS & RECOGNITION    ___

BUY THOSE THAT BUY US ™

2017 E Awards Winners

BUY THOSE THAT BUY USTM

The 2018 Buy Those That Buy Ustm Recognition Breakfast honored 14 Buying Entities and 2 Honorable Mentions for their Best-in-Class Best Practices that demonstrated real results with MBEs. In addition, the breakfast  celebrated the Council’s 45th Anniversary by recognizing 45 Buying Entities for completing and submitting surveys about their spend with certified minority-owned businesses and supplier diversity policies. Additional information about BTTBUtm is available in the Buy Those That Buy Ustm white paper.

2018 Best Practice Honorees Are:

American Airlines    |   AT&T   |    BNSF Railway    |   City of Fort Worth    | 

 DFW International Airport    |   Dallas ISD    |   Fujitsu Network Communications   |

Lockheed Martin   |    Methodist Health System   |    Oncor    |   Raytheon   |

 Toyota Motor North America   |    UNT System   |    Vistra Energy   |

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Alcon (a division of Novartis) 

Parkland Health & Hospital System

SHAWN ROGERS

Texas Instruments

Buyer of the Year

JAMES MINING

Chairman’s Award

TOYOTA

Corporation of the Year

SIMI DIGI INC.

Supplier of the Year – Class I

DAVIS & DAVIS LLC

Supplier of the Year – Class II

TELTECH GROUP

Supplier of the Year – Class III

ASOCIAR

Supplier of the Year – Class IV

JAMES MINING

Executive Advocate of Year

GRACE HASTINGS-CASE

Oncor

Supplier Diversity Professional of the Year

EVELYN MOLINA

All Janitorial Professional Services, Inc.

MBE Advocate of the Year

GREG OBAR

UNT System

Buying Entity Volunteer of the Year

MARK MOHAIR

(Accepted by Pamela Nelson)

Bracane Company)

MBE Volunteer of the Year

Watch for upcoming information on how you can be nominated for a

2018 E Award!

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.