2018 BUY THOSE THAT BUY US ™ HONOREES
November 14, 2018
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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 Program
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.
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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 |
Alcon (a division of Novartis)
Parkland Health & Hospital System
Buyer of the Year
Corporation of the Year
SIMI DIGI INC.
Supplier of the Year – Class I
DAVIS & DAVIS LLC
Supplier of the Year – Class II
Supplier of the Year – Class III
Supplier of the Year – Class IV
Executive Advocate of Year
Supplier Diversity Professional of the Year
All Janitorial Professional Services, Inc.
MBE Advocate of the Year
Buying Entity Volunteer of the Year
(Accepted by Pamela Nelson)
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.