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Governor Whitmer Signs “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order

Governor Whitmer Signs “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order Governor directs all non-critical businesses to temporarily close, all Michiganders to stay home or six feet away from others during COVID-19 crisis   LANSING, Mich. — Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order (EO 2020-21), directing all Michigan businesses and operations to … Continue reading Governor Whitmer Signs “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order

COVID-19 Sourcing Matchmaker

Message From MMSDC President & CEO Michelle Source Robinson    The State of Michigan is interested in identifying potential suppliers who may have or have access to the following items:  Ventilators (new and refurbished)  Hand Sanitizer  Gowns and Surgical Masks (N-95) Sanitizing Wipes Gloves MISC: Items such as thermometer covers, thermometers, goggles, etc..   Due … Continue reading COVID-19 Sourcing Matchmaker

Additional Resources & Articles for Businesses Regarding COVID-19 Best Practices

Dear Constituent: Our primary goals during the current pandemic have been twofold.  First, to protect our constituents, employees, and their families.  Second, to do our best to serve the entrepreneurs and corporations we support during this unprecedented time.  Along those lines, many of you have contacted us seeking best practices as you and your teams … Continue reading Additional Resources & Articles for Businesses Regarding COVID-19 Best Practices

COVID-19 Update: MMSDC & MMPC 2020

Message From MMSDC President & CEO Michelle Sourie Robinson (Update 3/16) Dear Constituent: As we have shared in prior communications, we are actively monitoring the Coronavirus pandemic as the health and safety of our staff, constituents and partners is paramount. This is an unprecedented time for everyone; we appreciate your patience and support. Our MMSDC/MBDA … Continue reading COVID-19 Update: MMSDC & MMPC 2020

Carmen Muñoz (1936 – 2020)

The MMSDC is saddened by the news of Carmen Munoz’s passing earlier this year. Carmen was a trailblazer in the minority business community and her contributions paved the way for hundreds of other minority entrepreneurs. The MMSDC inducted Carmen Munoz into the Michigan Minority Business Hall of Fame in 2018. From the Family of Carmen … Continue reading Carmen Muñoz (1936 – 2020)

2019 ACE Awards: MMSDC Celebrates Ambassadors Championing Excellence at 36th Annual Awards Program

October 4, 2019, Novi, MI— Michigan’s top corporations and MBEs gathered at the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council’s 2019 ACE (Ambassadors Championing Excellence) Awards at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan to honor those who champion excellence in minority supplier development and business.     The 2019 ACE Award Winners: Volunteer of the Year:  … Continue reading 2019 ACE Awards: MMSDC Celebrates Ambassadors Championing Excellence at 36th Annual Awards Program

WIN – Region Turnover Study

In February 2019, six Michigan Works! Agencies (MWAs) contracted with the Workforce Intelligence Network for Southeast Michigan (WIN) to examine employee turnover in the region. This work aims to provide the MWAs with a comprehensive understanding of the root causes of employee turnover and the potential gaps that exist in the development of career pathways … Continue reading WIN – Region Turnover Study

MMSDC 2019 Summer Hours Announcement

Dear Valued Members, MBEs, and Partners, Effective May 31, 2019, through August 30, 2019, the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC) and the Michigan Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) will be observing special summer business hours. We will maintain regular business hours of 8:30 AM through 5:00 PM Monday through Thursday and operate from 8:30 … Continue reading MMSDC 2019 Summer Hours Announcement

MiSpringboard: Helping Michigan Entrepreneurs Put Their Bright Ideas to Work

MiSpringboard is Varnum’s statewide initiative designed to remove some of the barriers associated with starting a business by providing free legal services to Michigan startups. Varnum launched the MiSpringboard program in 2011 as a way of helping Michigan’s then-struggling economy with a commitment of $1 million in free legal services, MiSpringboard was our way of … Continue reading MiSpringboard: Helping Michigan Entrepreneurs Put Their Bright Ideas to Work

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