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ACCESS 2020 Virtual Business Expo

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Delivering Meaningful Virtual Connections for
Impactful Minority Business Growth in the
THE NEW NOW.

D/FW MSDC has hosted one of the largest and most diverse business expos in the Southwest for more than two decades. ACCESS 2020 Virtual Business Expo continues the tradition. Challenging times creates a chance for change and a time for champions to lead. Join the energy and excitement as ACCESS 2020 goes ALL VIRTUAL.

Participating Sponsors

Click on any of the boxes below for further details about the event.

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.

Few Days Left to Apply for PPPEZ PPP Forgiveness ApplicationFull PPP Forgiveness Application.Return to the Workplace Guide

Congratulations to Our CEO/President!

Winner of the 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.

DFW MSDC Covid-19 Economic Impact Survey

The D/FW Minority Supplier Development Council recently conducted a survey of our Minority Business Enterprises and the impact of COVID-19 on their business.

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.  

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PRE-CERTIFICATION WORKSHOP
WEBINAR
Each Thursday
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

D/FW MSDC is hosting Pre-Certification Workshop Webinars. Find out everything you need to know to certify your minority-owned business — qualifications, process, advantages and more.

CLICK ON THE APPROPRIATE BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER TO ATTEND THE WEBINAR.

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MBDA Business Networking Breakfast Webinar 
July 9, 2020 
8:30 A.M. CDT

Guest Speaker
Darcel Webb, MACE, ECMAC, 
District Program Manager, Business Diversity @ Dallas College

 

Start Your Day With Networking Designed for Businesses Interested in Contracting Opportunities with Government Agencies, Prime Contractors and Other Corporations.

CLICK  BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER TO ATTEND THE WEBINAR.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Just a Reminder….

Texas Runoff Primary Election Day

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 

Polls Open at 7:00 am

If you are unsure of your voting location, use this link from the State of Texas.

WHERE DO YOU VOTE?

MBE Input Committee presents


Getting the Most from Your
ACCESS 2020 Virtual Business Expo Experience

July 15, 2020
1:30 p.m.

Join us virtually as provide tips for successfully navigating the D/FW MSDC upcoming ACCESS 2020 Virtual Business Expo being held August 3rd – 5th. Learn about the platform, signing up for Reverse Matchmakers and Round Tables, attending workshops and sessions, interacting with other MBEs and more.

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In Case You Missed It…

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, click on the button below, register and it will take you to the video to view. 

Play, Download or Right Click to Open in New Tab

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.

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.

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

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

 

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.

 

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!

REGISTER TODAY!

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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