The SBA is funded for the 9th consecutive year to offer the Emerging Leaders executive level training initiative. The goal of the program is to identify existing urban based small businesses that show a high potential for growth and to provide them with the network, resources and motivation required to build a sustainable business … Continue reading SBA Emerging Leaders Initiative – APPLY NOW
Please participate in the NMSDC Survey January 9 – 27 Our national organization distributes annual satisfaction surveys to constituents to review the performance of every Regional Affiliate Council in the network. The 2016 Constituent Satisfaction Survey will be sent to all NMSDC constituents e.g. national members, local members and certified MBEs on January 9th. This survey is … Continue reading Rate the MMSDC: Participate in the nationwide survey January 9 – 27
2017 Small Business Administration Awards Nominations SBA’s Michigan District Office is now accepting nominations for its 2017 Small Business Awards. Winners will be honored at the Michigan Celebrates Small Business event on May 4, 2017. The Michigan Small Business Person of the Year and the Michigan Exporter of the Year will be in contention … Continue reading 2017 Small Business Administration Awards Nominations
The USPTO is seeking is seeking input from the public on patent subject-matter eligibility through two public roundtables: the first on November 14 in Alexandria, Virginia, and the second on December 5 in Stanford, California. You are cordially invited to attend the webcast of the USPTO Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Roundtables at the Midwest Regional Office in Detroit. … Continue reading Join the Discussion: Invitation to the 101 Eligibility Roundtables at the Midwest Regional USPTO Monday, Nov 14, and Monday, Dec 5
[slideshow_deploy id=’7432′] October 6, 2016, Detroit, MI— Michigan’s top corporations and MBEs gathered this week at the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council’s 33rdAnnual Awards celebration, the ACE (Ambassadors Championing Excellence) Awards and the Hall of Fame at the Detroit Marriot at the Renaissance Center to honor those who champion excellence in business. ACE Award winners … Continue reading 2016 ACE Awards: MMSDC celebrates Ambassadors Championing Excellence at annual awards event.
As the newly elected chairman of the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC) and first contributing author of Procurement News, I’d like to take this opportunity to outline my vision for the Council and share a bit about Ford’s commitment to supplier diversity. Before I get started, I’d like to acknowledge the contributions of outgoing … Continue reading Procurement News: Hau Thai Tang lays out his plans as chairman of the board of MMSDC
During Women’s History Month, we often highlight the contributions of such pioneers as Rosa Parks and Dolores Huerta, there is no doubt that these ‘sheroes’ blazed trails and opened doors that help contemporary women like Joan Mattox-Gray and Sonia Laguna have a foundation on which they can be a part of the growing economic super power that is emerging in the US.
Through our blog, the MMSDC and the Detroit MBDA Center plans to feature stories and reflections from people in the minority supplier development community. For one of our first posts, we wanted to highlight the role mentorship plays among MBEs. As Dilip shows us, mentoring a fellow entrepreneur can not only benefit minority communities, but it can also lead to new business success.
The International trade show Hannover Messe 2016 which focuses on industrial equipment is scheduled for April 25-29 in Hannover, Germany and is inviting all MBEs to attend. This year, for the first time, the United States has been named the featured Partner Country for the event, highlighting the U.S. as a leader in the world of innovative technology through the 250 companies in the US Pavilion that will be attending.
Happy New Year! This is truly an exciting time at the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC). Our year is off to a great start and I wanted to personally write to alert you about many improvements already in the works. There are far too many enhancements to list, but a few are highlighted as follows: