2011 NCMSDC Leadership Sponsor: Union Bank

Northern California Minority Supplier Development Council NewsletterVol.6, Issue 1 Jan/Feb 2011
in this issue
:: A Special Message from President Scott A. Vowels
:: MBEIC Launches into 2011 with New Leadership & New Vision
:: Masquerade
:: Winning Contracts with Corporations & MBEs
:: Thank You

January/February 2011 Newsletter 

A Special Message from President Scott A. Vowels
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NCMSDC is excited to start 2011 strong with two dynamic events and our new Social Networking Media Platform, where you can engage with the Council on

Facebook and view our photos, upcoming events, and news items.


2011 is the year we will make great strides toward our goal of being the premiere organization for minority business inclusion in the procurement process and Supplier Diversity Thought Leadership.  With our robust slate of activities, initiatives, and events planned for this year, get ready to see an evolving Council that continues to be committed to serving you and promoting minority business participation in the corporate and MBE supply chains.

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Message from the MBE Input Committee (MBEIC)
MBE Input Committee launches into 2011 with New Leadership & New Vision

Certified MBE LogoBalloons flying, music playing, and cheers throughout the crowd.  Happy New Year to everyone and best wishes for a fantastic 2011!    We are very excited and passionate about this being a very promising year.
Your MBE Input Committee is working very hard to keep the momentum growing with new leadership, new vision, and increasing opportunities to grow your businesses.

Our newly elected chairman, Maurice Brewster, has a vision and a mission that are aligned with the NCMSDC vision.   Our vision is to offer several education, and training programs, development and mentorship programs, and creating an MBE task force...<Read More >


2011 Annual Awards Gala

A Night of Elegance & Celebration

March 25, 2011, The Westin St. Francis
335 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA
  • Discover the winners of our Excellence in Supplier Diversity Corporate & MBE Awards
  • Kick up your shoes to the musical stylings of Lady Mem'fis

Prepare to be amazed as the brightest stars in Supplier Diversity take the stage.

Registration Closes March 11th

AT&T and Corporate Plus MBEs 

will give YOU an insider's look

at winning contracts

March 3, 2011
, Executive Inn & Suites
1755 Embarcadero, Oakland, CA

You will learn:

  • How corporations evaluate MBE suppliers
  • What corporations prioritize when assessing prospective suppliers
  • Effective strategies to compete for contracts
  • Common pitfalls and lessons learned
  • Tips to outshine tough competition

Special Bonus

MBE-to-MBE Selling & Buying Session 

Register Today

Congratulations to Blaylock Robert Van, LLC for being named a NMSDC Corporate Plus Member!


Special thank you to

Cisco Systems & Madison Gunter, III, Business Development Manager, Cisco Systems, for serving as their sponsoring firm.



Congratulations to David Morgan, CEO, D.W. Morgan Company, Inc. for winning the NMSDC Leadership Award!


David Morgan will be honored at the NMSDC Minority Business Leadership Awards Dinner-Dance on May 18, 2011 at the Hilton New York and Towers.



Introducing Our 2011 Annual Sponsors  

Leadership:  Union Bank

Diamond:  Kaiser Permanente - Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Gold:  AT&T - Brocade - Chevron Corporation - Cisco - Lockheed Martin Corporation - Wells Fargo

Bronze:  Apple Inc. - Hewlett-Packard Company - Robert Half International - Virgin America

MBE Annual Sponsor:  World Wide Technology, Inc. 


NCMSDC's work is made possible through the impactful contributions from our Annual Sponsors.  Thank You for your support.  


Corporations: Become an Annual Sponsor Today 

MBEs: Email us to learn about our new MBE Sponsorship Package 


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Promoting Minority Supplier Development for Over 30 Years
NCMSDC promotes minority participation in the procurement process to create economic wealth in minority business communities in Northern California, Hawaii, and the nation.  Learn more about NCMSDC, Contact our staff or view our Board of Directors.

NCMSDC would like to thank our sponsors for their generous support

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