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HARD HAT Construction Expo

March 3, 2020
Eddie Deen’s Ranch
944 S Lamar St  |  Dallas, TX 75202

There is nothing like HARD HAT. Mark your calendars so you don’t miss out on this invigorating Expo with diverse suppliers, general contractors, building owners, facility managers and more! Round Tables, Exhibitors/Expo, BBQ and Beverages. If you’re involved and/or interested in the construction industry, this is the place to be.

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March 25, 2020
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
DoubleTree Hotel
4099 Valley View Lane
Dallas, TX 75244

Are Your Connections Safe? Join the March QBL to learn from experts about what you haven’t considered about the safety of your data, business and home. Cyber threats are real and impact small and large sized businesses! 

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ACCESS 2020 Business Readiness

March 11, 2020
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
D/FW MSDC Offices

Are you ready for one of the largest and most diverse business expos in the Southwest? — ACCESS 2020 Business Expo. Join us as a team of subject matter experts provides tips on getting the most out of your participation in ACCESS 2020. Find out what helps your success on building relationships and turning them into business opportunities. Make the Round Table moments work for you. What home work should you do BEFORE your One-on-One Matchmaker? Don’t forget to have your 5-word Challenge and Elevator Pitch honed for those receptions and visiting booths! Watch for details to sign up for this amazing seminar.

 

20/20 Focus on Meaningful Business Connections

May 4-5, 2020
Irving Convention Center
Irving, Texas

Mark your calendar! Get ready for Round Tables – One-on-One MatchMakers – Expo Floor Opening & Closing Reception – Cyber Lounge – Luncheon State of Texas Spot Bid Fair – And More … Watch for more details.

MBDA Business Center Networking Breakfast

March 12, 2020
8:00 am
Council Activity Center

Join us for the MBDA Networking Breakfast with our guest speaker. This is always a great way to meet and network with new people, while learning more about potential business opportunities. Bring a Friend! 

Interested in Sponsoring Opportunity? Contact Ray Cervantes, Project Director at Ray@mbdadallas.com

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BUY THOSE THAT BUY USTM

Part 1– Best Practice Essay Questions
are now available!

Respond to at least 2 of the 5 questions in the survey to share your “Best-in-Class” best practices surrounding minority business inclusion.

Deadline for Submissions – March 2nd

Recognition Breakfast – April 17th

Responses should reflect your efforts in working with D/FW MSDC Certified Minority-Owned Businesses and your impact upon the North Texas Region.

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Did You Miss This?

Board of Directors Installation
Board of Directors Installation
Held January 28, 2020 at Irving Convention Center
The D/FW MSDC Board of Directors was installed in office on January 28, 2020. Presiding over the oath of office was Dallas County Commissioners Court Judge, Clay Jenkins.
Economic Outlook Summit
Economic Outlook Summit
Jason L. Saving, PhD, and Communications and Outreach Senior Economist and Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas entertained the crowd of attendees at the recent D/FW MSDC Economic Summit held on January 28, 2020 at the Irving Convention Center.
Meet the Chair
Meet the Chair
Presented by the MBE Input Committee
Betty Manetta, Chair of the MBE Input Committee and CEO of Argent Associates sat down for a Fireside Chat with Bonnie Clinton, Chair of the D/FW MSDC Board of Directors and Vice President and CPO, Indirect Procurement Shared Services, Toyota Motor North America. The event took place on January 22, 2020 at the D/FW MSDC Council Offices.

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

2019 E Awards Winners 2019 MEGA Deal Awards Honorees 2019 E Awards Corporation of the Year
2019 E Awards Public Sector Agency of the Year North Texas Tollway Authority 2019 E Awards Supplier of the Year - Class 1 TinMan Enterprises 2019 E Awards Supplier of the Year - Class 2 F2G Solutions 2019 E Awards Supplier of the Year - Class 3 Carrco Painting 2019 E Awards Supplier of the Year - Class 4 Themesoft 2019 E Awards Buying Entity Buyer of the Year Sean Young, Oncor 2019 E Awards Supplier Diversity Professional of the Year Graciela Hastings-Case, Oncor 2019 E Awards MBE Advocate of the Year Terri Quinton, Q2 Marketing Group 2019 E Awards Executive Supplier Diversity Champion of the Year Rachel Kutz, ATT

 

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!

 

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.

 

In the News

Dallas County has hired Alpha Business Images (ABI), a Dallas-based advertising firm, to promote the 2020 census, just months before residents will be asked to take the federal survey. Dallas County commissioners unanimously approved a contract with ABI, calling the effort to ensure strong participation in the decennial count their most important work of the year. Alpha Business Images (ABI) wins Dallas County Census Outreach Contract WE USA Magazine recently selected Greg Spoon, D/FW MSDC Board of Director and Vice President Procurement for DFW International Airport as
one of WE USA's Outstanding Men of 2020! The
Outstanding Men award recognizes men who
support WBEs and actively participate in their advancement.
Greg Spoon Selected as one of WE USA Outstanding Men
Beatriz (Betty) Manetta, CEO of Argent
Associates and D/FW MSDC Board member was recently named as One of the Most Influential
Leaders in North Texas by D CEO Magazine. The Dallas 500 features the North Texas region’s
most powerful leaders in 50 different categories. These leaders make the Dallas/Fort Worth
economy tick.
Betty Manetta Named One of Dallas 500 Most Influential Leaders
The D/FW MSDC Mentoring Experience provides a unique approach to coaching and growing
minority-owned businesses based upon their
goals and strategic focus. The inaugural
program was hosted by Toyota. Their senior
level representatives and subject matter experts
worked with their mentee over a 12-month
time-frame, to help them meet their individual and business goals.
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D/FW MSDC
MENTORING EXPERIENCE

At the recent The Dallas/Fort Worth Minority
Supplier Diversity Council E Awards Gala,
the Council recognized thirteen Mega Deals
that had been accomplished by AT&T, Dallas
Area Rapid Transit (DART) and PepsiCo. These 13
Mega Deals represented $7 billion in spend with D/FW MSDC certified ethnic minority-owned
businesses.
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2019 Mega Deals Represent
$7 Billion in Spend
with Minority-Owned
Businesses
The Crowther Group, D/FW MSDC 2018 E Awards
Supplier of the Year – Class 2, recently was
named the 2019 NMSDC Regional Supplier
of the Year at the National Conference in
Atlanta, GA. The Crowther Group is a
commercial general contractor headquartered
in Dallas, Texas.
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The Crowther Group Named
Regional Supplier of the Year
Congratulations to ShaRon Richardson, the
Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier
Development Council's Construction Services
Specialist, for being selected as a one of the
Regional Hispanic Contractors Association's
Luna Awards nominees.
ShaRon Richardson, D/FW MSDC
Construction Services Specialist
Nominated for the RHCA Luna Awards
The Asian American Contractors Association of
Texas (AACATX) recently honored Margo J. Posey,
President of the Dallas/Fort Worth Minority
Supplier Development Council, DFW
International Airport, North Texas NTTA and
others at their Awards Luncheon held in
October. The Awards recognized individuals
and organizations for their outstanding
contributions to our community and to the
M/WBE construction sector. READ MORE...
AACATX Annual Awards Honors
D/FW MSDC President
Announcing the brand-new DART Silver Line
to the public in Plano, Richardson, Dallas,
Addison and Carrollton at a LIVE event held by
DART proved to be an exciting challenge and
groundbreaking ceremony captured by the
Laguna Media Group.
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The Laguna Media Group Delivers
Groundbreaking Announcement
for DART

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!

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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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