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2018 D/FW MSDC by the Numbers
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
In the News
DALLAS MBDA Business Center Recognizes 3 Minority-Owned Businesses
During the recent Dallas MBDA Business Center’s Minority Education Development (MED) Week, the organization recognized the significant achievement of three outstanding minority-owned businesses.
2019 HEALTH PRODUCTS & SERVICES FIRM — Artura Taylor, President and CEO, Taylor Distribution Group, LLC
2019 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FIRM — Dr. Marcus Martin, Co-Founder and CEO, 2M Research Group, LLC
2019 ABE VENABLE LEGACY AWARD — Don McKneely, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Minority Business News USA (MBN USA) and Founding Chair of the Billion Dollar Roundtable
MED Week was part of the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Minority Business Development Agency. In addition to the awards, attendees enjoyed a presentation on Opportunity Zones presented by minority business owner, John Bailey of the Allan Bailey Group.
Fujitsu Network Communications Receives AT&T’s 2018 Supplier of the Year Award
Fujitsu is one of only three suppliers to receive the newly revised AT&T 2018 Supplier of The Year Award. The award is AT&T’s highest supplier honor and is given to suppliers with both strong supplier diversity and sustainability performance.
“Diversity and sustainability are the factors that have the most potential to shape our world right now,” said Susan Johnson, executive vice president, Global Connections & Supply Chain at AT&T. “More than ever before, we must bring our diverse perspectives together to develop innovative solutions to the challenges we face.”
Fujitsu boasts a diverse workforce and achieved high scores in eco-designs, stakeholder engagement, resource efficiency and environmental management.
“This award is a testament to Fujitsu’s long-term commitment to diversity and sustainability,” said Doug Moore, president and chief executive officer of Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. “We are dedicated to continue helping valued customers like AT&T achieve their vision for environmental and social responsibility.”
Bracane Awarded an Export Achievement Certificate by the US Dept. of Commerce
Bracane Company was nominated by David Royce and US Commerce District office. The award will be presented on July 25th at the quarterly meeting of the North Texas District Export Council. The Export Achievement Certificate was created to recognize small and medium-sized enterprises that have successfully entered the international marketplace for the first time or that have successfully entered a new market.
Bracane Company provides project management solutions to small pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies to conduct multi-phase clinical research projects. Nelson recently embarked on a mission trip to Fort Portal, Uganda in Africa where she was able to provide technical expertise to support the Ron and Marie Parish Medical Clinic. The team’s next mission trip is to Barahona, Dominican Republic from July 27-August 3, 2019.
“We are truly humbled and excited about this accomplishment and the support of Mr. Royce,” said Pamela Nelson, President of Bracane Company.
Chanel Christoff Davis Attends Harvard Business School Program
Chanel Christoff Davis recently attended the executive leadership management
program for Leading Professional Services Firms at Harvard Business School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The
course provides the frameworks needed to develop and retain talent, deliver outstanding client service, and build a flexible corporate culture that can exploit disruptive innovation and market trends.
Partial funding for attendance in the management program was the result of Davis Davis & Harmon winning the Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council’s Excellence Awards Supplier of the Year. This honor recognizes those minority-owned companies that have demonstrated excellence in the areas of business growth, operations, innovation and commitment to the community.
2019 BUY THOSE THAT BUY USTM Honorees
Visit the D/FW MSDC YouTube Channel to view more videos, including a session with Adrienne Trimble, President of NMSDC, Mitch Ward speaking at the ACCESS 2019 luncheon, and more.
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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.