Northern California Minority Supplier Development Council Newsletter Vol.4, Issue 4  October/November 2009 
in this issue
:: Message from Our President
:: About NCMSDC
:: Certification Tip of the Month
:: President's Tip for MBEs
:: NCMSDC MBEs Are Making a Difference!
:: Our Sponsors

Special Community Service Newsletter

Message from Our President
Scott (small version)"From everyone to whom much has been given, much will be required"
-Luke 12:48
I am writing my latest column on Veteran's day, which seems appropriate given the nature and focus of our October/November newsletter. I say that because I believe our men and women of the armed forces are the ultimate examples of sacrificing for the community at large. That being said this newsletter focuses on some of the activities in which the NCMSDC MBE community is engaged in to give back to the community at large. In reading this newsletter you will find some remarkable stories of selflessness and giving. Of all the things we have done since I took over as the President of the NCMSDC on March 16 at 8:25 AM (but who's counting) this newsletter is one of the things I am most proud of...<Read More>
Message from Our Board Chair

DaveThe fall season is known for its many changes.  Days become darker sooner, the temperature begins to shift, and time itself changes.  At NCMSDC we too have undergone many changes over the year, from our new leadership to our fresh focus on MBE-to-MBE Spend and our bold no nonsense business approach. However, despite these many transformations the Council continues to pursue a singular objective: discovering the needs of our certified MBEs and our corporate members, and meeting these needs...<Read More>
Promoting Minority Supplier Development for Over 30 Years
Small LogoNCMSDC's mission is to provide Minority-owned Business Enterprises (MBEs) in Northern California & Hawaii w/nationally-recognized certification and to connect corporate members w/NCMSDC-certified MBEs.  Learn more about NCMSDC, Contact our staff or view our Board of Directors.
Certification Tip of the Month


Council News*ALWAYS generate, print, sign, date and notarize your MBE Applications whether first applying or recertifying. 
AgreeYa Solutions, Inc.

MBE Logo 100AgreeYa Solutions is committed to our corporate social responsibility initiatives both on an international and local level.  In addition to our international philanthropic arm SCALE...<Read More>

Alejandrino Partners

Alejandrino Partners 100Every year Alejandrino Partners chooses a non-profit organization and donates 30 days of marketing.  This year we donated our time to Youth Homes in Walnut Creek. For more than 40 years, Youth Homes, Inc. has helped abused and...<Read More>

Carmazzi Global Solutions
MBE Logo 100From the very beginning, Carmazzi Global Solutions has believed that its business should be leveraged for more than just profit. It could also be an instrument for strengthening global communities...<Read More>
Execushield, Inc.
Execushield 100Execushield, Inc's philosophy is based on enforcing peace as servants and humanists. As part of our mission, we feel it is our duty to serve others in need. We consistently assist when called upon by the poor...<Read More>
Infoyogi LLC
Infoyogi 100Infoyogi has been an active participant in many national and international volunteer programs.  In its work with Taproot Foundation, Infoyogi provides volunteer website design services to...<Read More>
Milestone Technologies, Inc.
Milestone 100This October was one of the busiest months by far for the sales team of Milestone Technologies, Inc. (MILESTONE). MILESTONE helped support three events benefiting different causes. Director of Strategic Account...<Read More>
Oliv & Associates

Oliv & Associates 100My name is Waymon V. Olivier, Principal of Oliv & Associates, and I've been a member of the San Francisco Human Rights Commission LBE Advisory Committee since March of 2008.  This is a volunteer position that...<Read More>
The RK Logistics Group, Inc.
RK Logistics 100The RK Logistics Group, Inc. is a proud sponsor of the annual Special Olympics Golf Classic held in San Jose, California.   This past year marked our 7th annual event.  The proceeds...<Read More>
Taos Mountain, Inc.
Taos 100In support of Taos Mountain, Inc.'s community building and green initiatives, a group of Taos volunteers were happy to lend a hand on October 24 at Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT) in Sunnyvale. Volunteers helped...<Read More>

TSAO Design Group, Inc.
TSAO Design 100On July 28, 2009, Jonathan Tsao, Principal of Tsao Design Group, participated in the 2nd Annual Stars of San Francisco to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Jonathan joined an elite group of...<Read More>
President's Tip for MBEs

MBEICPlease be aware that not all opportunities are disseminated to MBEs through email.  To view the full list of available opportunities, visit and login as an MBE.  Select "View Bid Opportunities" to see the current list.
For all pre-bid notifications & educational opportunities, please visit our Education & News page and our Events Calendar.

A2Q2 Corporation
A2Q2Kim Le, Chief Executive Officer of A2Q2 Corporation, was recently appointed to the audit committee of Lincoln Child Center.  Lincoln Child Center is a $14.2 million, 126-year-old nonprofit...<Read More>
Akraya Inc.

Akraya 10090% of the Akraya team consists of women, thus mentoring other female professionals is a priority of the Akraya management team. In 2009, Akraya joined The Institute of Economic Empowerment for Women's Peace...<Read More>

ASI Computer Technologies, Inc.
ASI 100ASI has been a primary sponsor for Friends of Children with Special Needs (FCSN) for the past eight years.  FCSN's mission statement is to help children with special needs and their families find hope, love, respect, and support through...<Read More>
Customized Performance, Inc.

Customized Performance 100A core component of the corporate culture and operating philosophy of Customized Performance is giving back to our local community.  One of the most interesting and personal ways this plays out is...<Read More>
Green Career Institute, LLC
Green Career Institute 100How can high tech for-profits help low tech non-profits go green?  Green Career Institute, LLC found one way to help the non-profit, faith-based Global Center for Success (GCS), located in Vallejo, CA. GCS has a vital mission...<Read More>
JAUST Consulting Partners, Inc.
JAUST 100On Friday, September 4, 2009, The Olive Branch Foundation, the non-profit charitable arm of Jaust Consulting Partners, Inc., donated $2,000 to Gulf Alliance for Local Art (GALA) in Gulf County, Florida...<Read More>
Mosaic Global Transportation

Mosaic 100Mosaic Global Transportation has volunteered its time to many non-profit organizations throughout Silicon Valley, including Children's Health Council, Make A Wish Foundation, Ronald McDonald House...<Read More>

Outsource Consulting Services, Inc.
Outsource Consulting 100 
In 1999, after several successful years running her company, Sandra Floyd was looking for ways to give back to the community that had given so much to her.  The Adopt-A-Highway Program...<Read More>
RMV Technology Group, LLC
RMV 100Static Electricity for Kids at NASA's Science Technology Showcase - "The June 29, 2009 event was very worthwhile!" said Bob Vermillion of NASA-Ames RMV Technology Group, LLC...<Read More>
Technology Integration Group
TIG 100Technology Integration Group (TIG) has a legacy of supporting programs that benefit the company's local community and the communities in which it does business.  With two charity golf tournaments held every year...<Read More>

Way To Be Designs, LLC
Way to Be 100Thanks to Way To Be, employees at the Stepping Stones Growth Center are now working in style. Recognizing that first impressions are important, Way To Be donated shirts, pants, and reflective vests...<Read More>

NCMSDC would like to thank our sponsors for their generous support

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