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2018 BUY THOSE THAT BUY US ™ HONOREES

MBE ACADEMY –

New Strategies to Get Impact from Social Media

November 7, 2018
9:30 am – 1:00 pm

AT&T Headquarters
208 S Akard St. | Dallas, Texas 75202

Check in begins at 8:30 am in lobby of bldg
Lunch included

BOARD OF DIRECTOR NOMINATIONS

Now Open!

MBE Board of Directors Positions

> African-American Board of Director

> Hispanic Board of Director

Visit the application link for criteria and all the information concerning running for a Board position.

Deadline for Submissions 5:00 p.m. CST on October 19, 2018

MBE Input Committee Election for Officers NOT OPEN

CAST YOUR VOTE

Last Day to Vote is October 29, 2018

ONE VOTE PER MBE COMPANY

The D/FW MSDC Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee (MBEIC) ballot is now available for voting.

CHAIR   |   1ST VICE CHAIR   |   2ND VICE CHAIR   |   SECRETARY

Voting Schedule – Now – October 29, 2018

Winners Announced October 31, 2018

2018 NMSDC CONFERENCE

October 14th – 17th

Austin Texas

Attending and want to volunteer to work in the Council’s booth?

Contact us at 214.630.0747.

LOOKING FOR 45 GREAT SUCCESS STORIES!

300 Words or less

Utilization of a certified D/FW MSDC Minority-Owned Business

Submissions due by October 25, 2018

COFFEE WITH THE PRESIDENT

It’s Back!

October 26, 2018

9:30 am

Council Offices

Join the Council President/CEO for a conversation on your concerns, interests and great networking!

DALLAS ISD "ISD DAY" -- BUYER AND VENDOR MIXER

November 7, 2018

12 pm – 3 pm

Council Offices

Hosted by

DALLAS ISD and D/FW MSDC

 

November 14, 2018

Novi, MI

For registration details, visit: OneToyotaSupplierDiversity.com

No charge to attend, however,
advance registration is highly recommended.

 

 

Conference Venue:

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___  IN THE NEWS   ___

2018 BTTBUTM Capacity Building Scholarships Awarded

The Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council named its 2018 BTTBUTM Capacity Building Scholarship winners at the September Quarterly Buyer’s Luncheon. The five winners received up to $5000 in cash or in-kind training. READ MORE

SOUTHWEST OFFICE SYSTEMS, INC. honored by U.S. Chamber of Commerce as 2018 Minority-Owned Business Achievement Winner

Pictured are Vince and Buddy Puente accepting the award from Suzanne Clark, Senior Executive Vice President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Jessica Moser, Senior Vice President, Small Business Solutions, Group Sales, U.S. Region at MetLife. 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

Texas Super Lawyers Recognizes Rebecca Hicks in 2018 List 

Rebeccas Hicks, Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council member and counsel and Managing Member of Hicks Law Group PLLC, has been named to the 2018 Texas Super Lawyers list for her work in Construction Law. This is the 5th consecutive year she has been named a Texas Super Lawyer. Prior to 2014, Ms. Hicks was named a Texas Rising Star 7 times in a row. 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.

A SNAPSHOT
Review a snapshot about Council results, activities and direction.
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MEET THE STAFF
Meet the Council Staff
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Meet our Senior Level Board of Directors.
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STRATEGY
These Strategic Imperatives provide the direction and focus of the Council.
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HISTORY
A brief history of the Council
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Our Values
Doing business the right way -- with integrity and respect is important.
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MEMBERSHIP
Find out how D/FW MSDC Membership can help your business performance.
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BUYING ENTITY LISTING
Corporate and Public Sector Partners
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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
Not certified? Find out how to 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
Re-certify your business.
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OUT OF REGION SUBSCRIPTION
If your company headquarters is outside the D/FW MSDC region...
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FAQs
Have certification questions?
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___   VIDEO VIEWS  ___

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.