Northern California Minority Supplier Development Council

Invest in the Best

In 2010, NCMSDC Made Your Dollars, Time, & Effort Count

Most Notable 2010 Achievements Include:

  • 29% increase in certified Minority-owned Business Enterprise (MBE) applications processed and approved in Northern California and Hawaii
  • 2 NMSDC Regional Supplier of the Year Award Winners
  • Only Council featured in a major Fortune 100 corporation's supplier diversity marketing material
  • Hosted 3 meetings exclusive to Corporate Members
  • Provided minority business expertise at over 60 affiliate events since 2009
  • Hosted over 25 technical trainings & procurement opportunity events (hosted more than 90 over the past 5 years)
  • Multiple MBE-to-MBE Spend success stories
  • Featured in MBNUSA, MBE magazine, Pacific Business News, The Hawaii Independent, and MidWeek
  • Published 5 e-newsletters increasing your exposure (1 more issue forthcoming)
  • Established and strengthened local and national strategic alliance partnerships with advocacy organizations, government entities, and certifying agencies
  • Partnered with Argosy University to provide free marketing & leadership training to NCMSDC MBEs
  • Formed strategic alliances with high-profile Native Hawaiian organizations
  • President Vowels featured in MBNUSA's 100 Most Influential People in Supplier Diversity list
  • Consulted by prominent minority business and entrepreneurship author
  • 2 MBEs featured on the cover of MBE magazine (over 5 in the past 5 years)
  • Hawaii MBEs featured in major local newspapers and magazines
  • 55% of our MBEs have annual revenues greater than $1M
  • Our MBEs currently employ more than 60,000 people
  • Our MBEs generate an aggregate reported revenue in excess of $10B

Invest in Your Success

Two NCMSDC MBEs Win Regional Supplier of the Year Awards

ICE Safety Solutions and AKRAYA, Inc.

Sonu Ratra HeadshotThe CounPam Isom Headshotcil would like to congratulate NCMSDC Minority-owned Business Enterprises ICE Safety Solutions (Class 2) and AKRAYA, Inc. (Class 3) for winning the National Minority Supplier Development Council's Regional Supplier of the Year Awards.  Only eleven (11) regional winners were chosen throughout the nation.

NMSDC recognized ICE Safety Solutions and AKRAYA, Inc. at the NMSDC Awards Banquet on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 in Miami, Florida.  The Regional Supplier of the Year Awards are given to certified MBEs that have first won within their class at the local level and have proceeded to the regional competition.

NCMSDC would like to congratulate ICE Safety Solutions and AKRAYA, Inc. on their success!

Our Actions Support Our Words

A Special Message from NCMSDC President Scott A. Vowels

As 2010 comes to a close, it is time for reflection to see where we Scott (small version)have been, introspection to make sure we are comfortable with the direction in which we are going, and visualization to see where we are going in the future. As I humbly look back on NCMSDC's work in 2010, I see an organization that has strengthened its roots and made major inroads within its Northern California and Hawaii footprint.  Today, we have hundreds of MBEs doing business with Corporate America and with each other, along with several hundred more that--with a little fine-tuning and support--have the great potential to begin doing business with Corporate America in 2011.  I welcome you to join me in some reflection, introspection, and visualization of the Council's success in 2010 and the path that we will follow in the new year... <Join Me>

Make Your Time Count

Where can you get the best bang for your buck? Your time translates to ROI and a proven positive Return On Investment is active participation with the NCMSDC. The many resources the NCMSDC provides can result in helping you grow your company. Union Bank and the NCMSDC stand ready to help make your time count.

Richard Chacon, Vice President & Supplier Diversity Manager
Union Bank
NCMSDC Leadership Sponsor
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Promoting Minority Supplier Development for Over 30 Years
Founded in 1978, the Northern California Minority Supplier Development Council is a non-profit that works to promote minority participation in the procurement process by providing the only nationally-recognized ethnic minority business certification in Northern California and Hawaii and by connecting Corporate Members to a local database of certified minority suppliers with diverse industries, specializations, and capacities.  Visit us online today.

NCMSDC would like to thank our sponsors for their generous support

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