|32nd Annual Awards Gala|
March 19, 2010
This event is open to the public!
You are cordially invited to join NCMSDC at our 2010 Annual Excellence in Supplier Diversity Awards Gala, "Night at the Oscars." At the gala, we will be announcing the winners of our 2009 Awards, which recognize outstanding suppliers and corporations for their excellence and commitment to minority supplier development. Our Early Bird Special ends on February 26 and registration closes on March 10. <Register Now
|MBEIC General Assembly (Q1)|
February 17, 2010
The Q1 General Assembly, sponsored by Verizon Wireless
, will cover MBE-to-MBE Spend and Strategic Partnerships, as well as include an All Money is Green business event. Discover how other MBEs turned their certification into contracts & more! <Register Now
|NCMSDC Corporate Advocate|
Director, Office of Diversity
Robert Half International
Kathleen Trimble, director of the Office of Diversity at Robert Half International(RHI), serves as a shining example of true advocacy for diversity and inclusion throughout California. In her capacity as director, Kathleen is responsible for the management of RHI's national supplier diversity initiative and the company's diversity and inclusion programs... <Read More>
CEO, Clean Light Green Light Hawaii
NCMSDC Certified MBE
Industry: LED Commercial Lighting
What does being Green mean to Clean Light Green Light Hawaii?
Being Green allows CLGLHawaii to provide environmental preferred lighting options that help businesses and governments decrease their energy requirements and carbon footprint. Our product uses recyclable materials. We consider green options... <Read More>
|Strategic Alliance Partner|
Alameda County SBDC
The Alameda County Small Business Development Center, hosted by the Peralta Community College District, helps small businesses to start, grow and thrive by offering free business management counseling, providing free or low-cost training and referring businesses to other mission-critical small business resources. Focusing on results-oriented small business support, its team... <READ MORE
Industry: IT Consulting and Staffing
2009 was a year of success for Akraya, Inc. Akraya, a minority and Women owned Business, was ranked #9 Largest Women-Owned Business and #24 Fastest-Growing Private Company by the Silicon Valley Business Journal. Akraya was also named 26th Fastest Growing Staffing Firms in the US and 6th Best Staffing Firm to Work for in the US, both by Staffing Industry Review Magazine... <READ MORE>
|Certification Tip of the Month|
*ALWAYS input changes directly into the database first, then generate your application to print
Promoting Minority Supplier Development for Over 30 Years
NCMSDC'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
|NCMSDC Awards Update|
In addition to our traditional Supplier, Corporation, Executive, Corporate Buyer, and Corporate Coordinator Awards, NCMSDC is introducing two new awards this year: The Academy Award and Sourcing Manager of the Year Award. Nominations are now closed and award candidates will be emailed their application forms. All applications are due in the office no later than 5:00pm PST on February 17, 2010.
Good luck to all applicants!
|MBEIC General Assembly (Q2)|
May 11, 2010
The Q2 General Assembly, hosted by Lockheed Martin Space Systems CA
, will be held in Sunnyvale on Tuesday, May 11. At this event, you will learn the ins and outs of doing business with Lockheed Martin and more! Details and agenda to be announced, so please visit our event page for updates <Register Now
|Our Corporate Advocate's Company: Robert Half International|
For more than six decades, Robert Half International has specialized in placing highly skilled professionals with businesses that require their assistance. In that time, we have become the leading global provider of top talent on a temporary and full-time basis. Today, the Robert Half brands are among the most recognizable and widely respected in the industry. Our company helps people find employment that gives them a sense of dignity and financial security. Likewise, we help businesses grow by matching them with the skilled professionals they need to succeed... <Read More
|MBE-to-MBE Spend Success Story|
Customized Performance & Business Point Impressions
At all NCMSDC events, there are 2 types of networking possible. The first involves looking for opportunities to promote one's own business and explore new client relations. Of equal importance is the second, which involves seeking suppliers within the minority supplier network. It is this last type of relationship that Norberto Velez, President of Customized Performance, established with Mike Elder, Account Manager with Business Point Impressions, during NCMSDC's Chevron Meet the Buyers event in April 2009....<Read More>
|Star Partners Security Services, Inc.|
Myra Holmes, Owner, and Jacquie Heard, President, Star Partners Security Services Inc., won the Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center's distinguished Established Entrepreneur Award in 2009. They were honored at the Small Business Big Impact Annual Benefit and Fundraiser in October in San Francisco, CA.
|Mosaic Global Transportation|
Mosaic Global Transportation is honored to be one company amongst a select few that won a 3 year, $6.6 million nationwide transportation bid with one of the largest Fortune 100 companies in the world. President & CEO Maurice Brewster said, "Our entire team worked hard in the preparation and delivery of this RFP and we are blessed to be included as one of the chosen suppliers." Without the support of NCMSDC, this opportunity would not have been possible.
|Join NCMSDC on February 11|
On February 11, NCMSDC will be at the Oakland and East Bay Business and Procurement Fair, hosted by the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. Individual attendance is free and all are welcome to bring brochures about their products to share. We encourage you to attend & visit our booth!
|President's Tip for MBEs|
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Certified MBEs: Promote your business for free
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