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E Awards Gala

December 10, 2020

Registration to sponsor and/or attend is now open. We look forward to seeing you!

Plan to join us for our Virtual E Awards Ceremony on December 10th. Submit an application for a chance to be recognized and win an E Award. Self-nominations are welcome.

Submission forms


Deadline for Applications is November 30, 2020.



Pre-Certification Workshop Webinar
Each Thursday
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

D/FW MSDC hosts Pre-Certification Workshop Webinars each Thursday of the month. Find out everything you need to know to certify your minority-owned business — qualifications, process, advantages and more.



Board of Directors
Now thru
December 1, 2020

The D/FW MSDC ballot for Board of Director positions is now available.
There are TWO ballots. Be sure to cast your vote on both ballots.

Vote for up to 6 Buying Entity Representatives
Vote for one of two At-Large MBE Representative

Voters (Buying Entity organizations and MBEs) may only submit two ballots –one for Ballot 1 and one for Ballot 2. Duplicate ballots will not be accepted from the same company.

New directors will be elected to serve a 3-year term beginning January 1, 2021.

Fort Worth ISD Series Kick Off

December 3, 2020
10:00 am – 11:30 am

In-depth instructions on How to do Business with FWISD


December 8, 2020
9:00 am-10:30 am

Financial Crisis Management
with Mindy Passmore,
Partner at B2B CFO Partners

Restructuring During Turbulent Times
with Carmen Barrett,
Director at CR3 Partners

Part 3 of a 3-Part Series
Sponsored and Presented by

Trying to navigate your business through the choppy waters of today’s environment? Obtain helpful information and suggestions on what and how to achieve stability in unstable times.


2020 Corporation of the Year – Class 5

NMSDC 2020 Finalist
Corporation of the Year
Class 5

NMSDC 2020 Finalist
Corporation of the Year
Class 2

NMSDC 2020 Finalist
Supplier of the Year
Class 2

In the News

What Do Minority Business Owners Really Think?

Minority business owners from around the country collaborated on an insightful message about what the current environment related to diversity and inclusion means to them. From MBEs Mean Business the business owners deliver an impactful message.

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.

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.

Scroll down to view the ACCESS 2020 Sponsors.


In Case You Missed It…

Revisit the View from the

Top with Curt Morgan,

CEO of Vistra Corp


Remarks by CPOs
Working Through Today’s
Challenging Environment

Grand Prize Winner –

1st Runner Up –
Davis, Davis & Harmon 

2nd Runner Up –
Herbal Goodness

Additional Pitch Challenge videos can be found on the D/FW MSDC Facebook page.

Champions of Healthcare

This expert Healthcare panel examines business opportunities for suppliers in the healthcare industry. Speakers discuss hospital systems, clinics, facilities, and GPO’s.

The New Now in Utilities and Energy

Discover the current state of business operations and future opportunities in the industry. Energy industry leaders and their prime supplier will share a high-level overview of current operations at each company. Suppliers will also learn how to position themselves to compete for corporate contracting opportunities moving forward.

Challenges. Changes. Champions. in Business Financing

Experienced banking and capital funding champions examine the challenges, changes, and opportunities for acquiring business financing in the current environment. Our champions have been through the cyclical world of financing in strong and weak economies.  Alternatives exist, but the experts will tell you what makes sense for the different stages of the businesses.

Pivoting to Expand and Bridge the Digital Divide

The “New Normal” is no longer new. Overnight, COVID-19, forced millions of people to work from home and home school. There is a rapid increase in the appetite for e-commerce and home entertainment. Home and transportation automation, autonomy, telehealth, and robotics are the NOW! In order to close the digital divide, the telecommunication industry is accelerating its schedule to increase connectivity in all communities. Hear from industry experts on how they are working together on expanding and bridging connectivity for all.

Accessing the Path to Government Contracts

Learn the ropes for accessing government contract opportunities. Four dynamic and engaging public sector representatives provide insight and tips to help you increase your opportunity to obtain public sector procurement.

Post Covid-19 Manufacturing Supplier Preparedness

With supply chains scrambling because of Covid-19, manufacturing is changing. Discussions surround making facilities safe, use of automation and creating more home-grown suppliers. Leaders in the manufacturing industry examine and suggest plans of action for manufacturing suppliers preparing for and accelerating engagement in the industry.

Thank you to all the sponsors and participants
who were part of our first ACCESS Virtual Business Expo!

Signature Sponsors


Platinum Sponsors

Premier Sponsors

Closing & Entertain- ment Sponsor

Closing Reception Sponsor

Premier and C-Suite Sponsor

Media Sponsor

MBE2MBE Chat Room Sponsor

Additional Sponsors


What We Do


D/FW MSDC certifies ethnic minority-owned businesses for our Buying Entity members to utilize in their supply chain.



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



Through our programs and events, D/FW MSDC strengthen supplier diversity initiatives and build scalability certified ethnic minority-owned businesses.



D/FW MSDC provides thought leadership to encourage minority business inclusion.


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

Helpful Information & Services

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 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.

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!


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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