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A Message from the CEO/President

May 2020

The Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council continues to adhere to proactive measures we took several weeks ago in consideration of Council stakeholders, certified MBEs, staff and the MBDA-Dallas.

The offices of the D/FW MSDC and the MBDA-Dallas will continue to be closed to the public. On-site events, meetings and appointments are postponed.

+ CEO View from the Top

+ One-on-One Matchmakers (MBEs Choose)

+ CPO Summit

+ Pitch Contest

+ State of Texas Spot Bid Fair

+ Industry-Focused Breakouts

+ Round Tables

+ Gamification

+ Virtual Networking Reception

ALL NEW VIRTUAL FORMAT

 

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.

CHECK OUT THE EY WEBINARS covering topics of interest related to your finances and COVID-19.

Information is being updated regularly. Please check back often as we continue to provide further information.

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 Virtual 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.

REGISTER HERE

MBDA Business Networking Breakfast Webinar 
Thursday, June 11, 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.

CLICK  BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER TO ATTEND THE WEBINAR.

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

RSVP HERE

A Conversation
with
Margo J. Posey
D/FW MSDC President/CEO
Webinar 
June 18, 2020 
8:30 A.M. CDT

What’s on your mind?
Let us hear from you – your questions, suggestions and input.

Please join us for an informal virtual session about the things impacting you and your business as we all navigate into in our new environment. We’ll impart any new developments we have and welcome your input and suggestions.

CLICK  BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER TO ATTEND THE WEBINAR.

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

REGISTER HERE

MBEIC presents
Protecting Your Business from Cyber Attacks & Fraud
June 23, 2020
1:00 PM

Guest Speaker:
Louann Habenicht

Senior Vice President, Treasury Management Services
Affiliated Bank

Have you heard the horror stories about cyber attacks, ransom ware and fraud happening to many small and mid-sized businesses? Ms. Habenicht 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.

REGISTER HERE

In Case You Missed It…

To view the Webinar, click on the button below, register and 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.

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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)

Register Here