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Thursday

1:00 pm -
2:00 pm

Find out everything you need to know to certify your minority-owned business.

Pre-Certification Workshop Webinar
Have You Considered Getting Your Business Minority-Owned Certified?

* Who qualifies
* Application Process
* Documents Needed
* Advantages to Certification
* And More

RESCHEDULED to
March 3
3:00 pm

Guest Speaker:
Stephanie Broughton, MBA

M/WBE Coordinator
Dallas Independent School District

Creating a Winning RFP

presented by the MBE Input Committee

March 4
10:00 am

Gather in-depth information on how to navigate procurement opportunities at FWISD from the FWISD procurement specialists.

Sole Source, Purchase Orders and Payments

Part 4 of Doing Business With FWISD

March 5
8:30 AM -
3:30 PM

This event will provide small business owners the opportunity to connect with buyers of all types (large, small, government, academic institutions and more).

Virtual Matchmaker Event

For more information contact us at admin1@mbdadallas.com

presented by the DFW MSDC Inclusive Supply Chain Working Group (ISCWG)

March 9
1:00 pm

Presenter:
Clifton Miller

DFW MSDC Public Policy Support
Inclusive Supply Chain Working Group Co-Chair
Managing Partner, Cemetrics

Public Policy Update

87th Legislature Bills of Importance

March 11
8:30 am

Special Guest Presenter:
Teresa Lobacz
Tarrant County HUB Coordinator
Department of Diversity

MBDA Monthly Business Networking
Webinar

For more information contact us at admin1@mbdadallas.com

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What We Do


 

The Dallas Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council facilitates business connections between Buying Entity Members (corporations and public sector agencies) and certified ethnic minority-owned businesses in order to meet supply chain demands and further the economic development of our communities.

CERTIFY

DFW MSDC certifies ethnic minority-owned businesses to be utilized by Buying Entity members in the expansion of supply chain.

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CONNECT

DFW MSDC facilitates business connections between Buying Entity members and certified ethnic minority-owned businesses.

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DEVELOP

Through programs and events, DFW MSDC strengthens supplier diversity initiatives and builda scalability certified ethnic minority-owned businesses.

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ADVOCATE

DFW MSDC provides thought leadership to encourage minority business inclusion and equitable purchasing practices.

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North Texas Results

Results matter and DFW MSDC tracks results reported by our Buying Entity Members and certified MBEs.

Reported MBE Revenues (Billions)

Employees Reported by Certified MBEs

Number of Certified DFW MSDC MBEs

Local Buying Entities Members

North Texas Cities Impacted by MBEs

Bids, Referrals & Plans Disseminated


2020 E Awards


 

If you missed the Virtual 2020 E Awards Gala, you missed a fabulous time recognizing the Excellence of Buying Entity Members and Minority Business Enterprises. Plus, some great music!

From the Chair

Bonnie Clinton, Chair of the Board of Directors, Vice President and CPO Indirect Procurement, Toyota Motor North America

The year 2020 has been a unique year filled with uncertainties and unpredictability. Yet, despite the issues with navigating a new norm,  we have remained focused on our mission. READ MORE

 

Signature Sponsors

From the President/CEO

Margo J. Posey, President and CEO, DFW MSDC

We know it is not quite the same as previous years but we are still recognizing excellence. READ MORE

 

Click to view the 2020 Souvenir Journal 

IN THE NEWS

There is always something happening at “The Council.” Did you miss a virtual session? Do you have some good news to share with everyone? This is the place to connect or re-connect with success stories and information.

Send your press releases and news to intern@dfwmsdc.com.

Meet the Chair

In case you missed the first MBE Input Committee (MBEIC) meeting of the year, here is part of what you missed. CLICK IMAGE BELOW TO PLAY VIDEO.

 

Economic Summit Update

In case you missed economic update presented by the Inclusive Supply Chain Working Group (ISCWG) : CLICK IMAGE BELOW TO PLAY VIDEO.

 

Dr. Jason Saving
Federal Reserve Bank Dallas

2020 Buy Those That Buy UsTM Buying Entity Partners

Helpful Information & Services

Protecting Your Business Against Cyber Attack Fraud

Louann Habenicht, Senior Vice President at Affiliate Bank in Arlington presented an 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.

CLICK TO VIEW VIDEO

Social Media Insights

Julie Raheja-Perera, Chief Marketing Officer – Central Division at PepsiCo
and Sabina Bhatia, President/CEO of Rose International provide a view of Social Media from a Consumer Products lens and a Service Company lens.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW VIDEO

PPP Loan Forgiveness – Understanding the Next Phase

Click button to register and view the video.

Additional Services

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.

Become Part of the DFW MSDC Community

BUYING ENTITIES — Now you can have access to more than 900 DFW 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 HERE

Expert Bonding Assistance

DFW 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.

Complete the questionnaire to begin the process.

QUESTIONS? Call 214.945.1229 (Live operator available 24/7)

REGISTER HERE

 

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