2022 Annual Business Conference

NORTHWEST MOUNTAIN MSDC HIGHLIGHTS A DAY OF BUSINESS ENGAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT

We kicked off a day of business engagement, where we got to enjoy a fireside chat presented by Tim Wang and moderated by Joel Gillespie, One-on-One Business Engagement Sessions with Corporate/Public Agencies and Learning and Development Sessions lead by Venus Rekow, Rocky Fong, Sheila Winston, and Steven Matly!

We are proud to have executed a successful hybrid model for this years event in our efforts to allow guests to comfortably participate at their own discretion. The Resurging of Partnerships throughout the Conference is truly indicative of everyone’s effort to rebuild our economy. We trust all participants enjoyed the programming, learned new practices, and leveraged the opportunity to network.

Special thanks to our speakers, DoubleTree Suites Staff and our title sponsor T-Mobile, for making this event productive and memorable.

 

Click here to view the full COVID-19 Impact on Minority Businesses presented by Fernando Martinez.
Enjoy a gallery of pictures from this years event, captured by Mike Nakamura Photography LLC.

 

2022 Leadership & Advocacy Awards

NORTHWEST MOUNTAIN MSDC RECOGNIZES EXCELLENCE IN PERFORMANCE FOR 2021

The Northwest Mountain MSDC recognizes excellence in performance annually. On April 14th, we celebrated outstanding corporate and individual supplier diversity leadership and advocacy achievements in 2021, a year in which individuals and corporations exemplified Resurging Partnerships.

Congratulations to all our Award Winners!

Advocacy Awards:
Presented to individuals who exemplify an unselfish commitment to Minority Business Enterprise Development.

John A. Gilmore Award:
Shahzad Qadri, Wong Fleming Attorneys at Law
Robert L. Ryan Award:
Josh Canady, Microsoft Corporation
Phyllis Gutierrez Kenney Award:
Michael Verchot, University of Washington Foster School of Business
Leadership Awards: 
Presented to Minority Business Enterprises that deliver excellence in performance and value to private or public sector customers.
Class 1 Supplier of the Year – Annual Revenues up to $1M dollars:
Class 2 Supplier of the Year – Annual Revenues between $1M – $10M dollars:
Class 3 Supplier of the Year – Annual Revenues between $10M – $50M dollars:
Class 4 Supplier of the Year – Annual Revenues above $50M:
Leadership Awards: 
Presented to the Public Agency and Private Sector Corporations that commit and live the practice of Minority Business Enterprise inclusion.
Public Agency of the Year:
Regional Corporation of the Year:
National Corporation of the Year:
Partnership Award:
Presidents Award
Edelmira “Abby” Martinez
To view the presentation, click here: 2022 Leadership & Advocacy Awards Presentation

 

 

 

Port of Seattle Seeking Proposals for Catering Services for the Sea-Tac Airport Conference Center

The Port of Seattle is seeking to engage a  Contractor who will have the exclusive rights to provide food and beverage services to The Conference Center at SeaTac Airport. The majority of catering services ordered will consist of coffee service, breakfast buffets, AM & PM breaks, and lunch buffets for business meetings. However, the Conference Center may also host dinners and special events throughout the year. The selected Contractor shall have the experience and capability to provide a variety of catering options, including, but not limited to, buffets and plated meals. Menus shall specifically include options for vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free, and gluten free diets.

The Contractor shall provide catering services with staffing seven days a week for meetings and events held between 6:00 AM and 10:00 PM; and occasionally other hours as scheduled. The Contractor shall have the capability to provide services for several concurrent meetings a day and provide for the occasional day-of or pop-up meetings; add on catering orders in a timely manner. Some days there are four or more meetings that require catering services at the same time, other days, there may be one or no meetings that require catering service/s.

PROPOSAL DUE DATE: 04/13/2022 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time

Click here for RFP Abstract and more info.

2020 NWMMSDC Economic Report

The NWMMSDC has released it’s 2020 Economic Impact Report! This report showcases in-depth statistics highlighting the growth, contribution and overall economical impact as it relates to MBE’s in the region. These unique statistics display how our MBE’s and Corporate Members add value to communities and increase economic opportunities for minority businesses.

 

Click here to view the full document.

 

 

Council Hosts 2021 Year End Meeting

On Thursday, December 9th, the Northwest Mountain MSDC hosted its annual Year End Meeting for Members, MBEs and partners. The event was hosted in hybrid form, with attendees in person at the DoubleTree Suites in Tukwila and others joining from around the region online. We are grateful for the opportunity to safely meet in person and also allow participants to join from wherever was most convenient to them.

The event consisted of networking and breakfast, followed by a presentation of the Council’s 2021 accomplishments and 2022 plans by President & CEO Fernando Martinez. The audience participated in a question & answer sessions following the presentation that initiated much interesting conversation.

We thank all those who joined us for the final event of the year! For those that missed it or would like to review, a recording of the presentation is available to watch on our YouTube channel below, as is a copy of the presentation slide deck.

Stay tuned for photos from this event!

View Presentation Slides

Celebrating Native American & Alaska Native Heritage Month

The Northwest Mountain MSDC proudly celebrates Native American & Alaska Native Heritage Month in November. We honor the cultures, achievements, and contributions of Native Americans & Alaska Natives throughout history, and recognize the individuals who continue to impact their communities and inspire others.

We are pleased to highlight the more than 90 Native owned certified MBEs who are making great contributions to the economic development and strength of our region and their communities, as well as impacting and empowering their employees and their families. Continue reading to view MBEs in each industry and visit any business website.

Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Facilities and Maintenance

ADM Construction Group Inc.

(253) 691-0555

Apollo, Inc. 

(509) 586-1104

Apollo Mechanical Contractors 

(509) 586-1104

Arctic Testing & Inspection Inc.

(281) 456-8300

ASRC Consulting & Environmental Services, LLC

(907) 339-6200

Brad Cole Construction Company, Incorporated

(770) 834-4681

CBC BevCo

(435) 867-0604

Chugach Alaska Services, LLC

(907) 563-8866

Cougar Den, Inc.

(509) 874-2181

D. Zelinsky & Sons, Inc.

(510) 215-5253

D2 (Squared) Industrial Services, LLC

(541) 664-3010

Decorating and Coating Applications, LLC

(770) 451-6433

Environmental Quality Management, Inc.

(513) 825-7500

EQM Services, LLC

(513) 825-7500

F.D. Thomas, Inc.

(541) 664-3010

FDT Structural Specialties, LLC

(415) 242-1164

FDT Water Infrastructure, LLC

(541) 664-3010

Gana-A’Yoo Services Corporation

(907) 569-9599

Glacier Electric Construction, Inc.

(907) 398-0116

Heide & Cook

(907) 677-5252

Herman Construction Group, Inc.

(858) 277-7100

Highmark Concrete Contractors, LLC

(360) 829-5189

Hudspeth & Associates, Inc

(303) 791-5562

Johansen Construction Company, LLC

(360) 829-6493

K2 Industrial Services, Inc.

(219) 933-1100

Kaiyuh Services, LLC

(907) 569-9599

KM Industrial Services, Inc.

(562) 786-6200

Kuna Engineering, LLC

(907) 339-6500

M.P.P. Piping, Inc.

(503) 394-3067

Mansfield Industrial, Inc.

(850) 477-6437

Mavo Systems, Inc.

763-788-7713

NANA CONSTRUCTION, LLC

(907) 892-9803

NANA Management Services, LLC

(907) 273-2400

National Environmental Group, LLC

(810) 736-7911

Niles Construction Services, Inc.

(810) 238-9100

North Wind, Inc. Portage & Site Services

(208) 528-8718

Northwest Demolition and Dismantling, Inc.

(503) 638-6900

Panhandle Power Solutions LLC

(850) 424-5782

Pegasus Aviation Services, LLC

(907) 245-0769

Sealaska Technical Services, LLC

(509) 392-4156

Six Mile, LLC

(907) 569-9599

Sundancer Electric Inc.

(253) 398-2999

TALU, LLC

(703) 766-6772

TDX Quality, LLC

(907) 762-8447

USCF, LLC

(251) 445-2388

W.E. Given Contracting, Inc.

(503) 655-3662

Energy/Utilities

Sxnqels L Suwecm – Ksulilmumal Akalmukwaits Inc.

(406) 883-1113

Food Industry

Bristol Wild Seafood Company, LLC

(425) 314-7093

Orca Bay Foods, LLC

Logistics/Transportation

1st Choice Logistics, LLC

(208) 226-9975

Olgoonik Logistics, LLC

(907) 562-8728

Professional Services

Cayuse Shared Services, LLC

(541) 278-8200

Color Graphics Screenprinting

(360) 352-3970

Doyon Anvil, LLC

(907) 276-2747

Evergreen Professional Recoveries, Inc.

(425) 939-1280

IPS, Inc.

(907) 242-2075

Khotol Services Corporation

(907) 569-9599

LBYD Federal, LLC

(208) 528-8718

Momentum Procurement Group, Inc.

(503) 597-2007

NMS Security Corporation

(907) 273-2400

Nvelup Consulting, Inc

(425) 285-7005

PetroCard, Inc

(800) 950-3835

Professional Computing Resources, Inc.

(616) 259-9242

Quinault Solutions

(360) 986-0211

Radiant Logistics Partners, LLC

(425) 943-4599

RSI Services, LLC

(865) 297-4900

SAVA Workforce Solutions, LLC

(703) 766-6772

Strategic Initial Outfitting Transition Solutions, LLC

(847) 278-2151

Suh’dutsing Staffing Services & Telecom Services

(435) 867-0604

TDX Global Solutions, LLC

(856) 467-1213

TRIO Business Solutions, Inc

(206) 728-8181

TUVA, LLC

(703) 766-7720

 

Retail

Affigent, LLC

(866) 977-8524

Blueprint Technologies, LLC

(206) 455-8326

Cayuse Technologies, LLC

(541) 278-8200

Open Systems Technologies DE, LLC

(616) 574-3500

Suh’dutsing Technologies, LLC

(435) 867-0604

TKC Global Solutions, LLC

(703) 766-6260

King County Seeking Proposals for Anti-Racism & Strategic Planning Expertise

King County is seeking proposals for anti-racism facilitation and strategic planning expertise!

In collaboration and partnership with local leaders from communities most harmed by racism, King County is in the process of designing community oversight on our Racism is a Public Health Crisis priority. We are a group of people – community leaders, advocates, and King County government leaders – gathering on a common goal to face the truth that racism harms whole communities, whole counties, and the whole country. We gather on a common goal to disrupt and dismantle racism and replace it with something better and beautiful: to protect and promote the health and well-being of Black and Indigenous Peopleso that all People of Color and all communities across King County thrive.

We are seeking consultant services that center racial justice to facilitate and help develop a strategic direction with the group (or groups) who will take on the roles of engaging in community oversight.

The contract amount is for up to $200,000 for the described scope of work being delivered from January to December 2022. Proposals are due: November 16, 2021. The RFP abstract can be found on King County’s E-Procurement site

We will be holding informational sessions about this opportunity.  The first session will be held on Oct 20th at 1pm.  A second session will be held on Oct 21st at 1pm.  No registration is needed.

Important Note: To be able to access all documents associated with this and any solicitation issued by King County, and to be notified of future solicitations issued by King County, you must register in the new supplier portalRegister as a Supplier – King County.  Additional resources for registering in and using the E-procurement system can be found at www.kingcounty.gov/procurement.

For questions on this contract, please contact Gina.Keolker@kingcounty.gov.

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

The Northwest Mountain MSDC proudly celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month. We honor the achievements, sacrifices, and contributions of Hispanic Americans throughout history, and recognize the individuals who continue to impact their communities and inspire others.

We are pleased to highlight the more than 70 Hispanic American owned certified MBEs who are making great contributions to the economic development and strength of our region and their communities, as well as impacting and empowering their employees and their families. Continue reading to explore MBEs in each industry and visit any business website.

Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Facilities and Maintenance

Datum Construction LLC

Meridian, Idaho

(208) 377-3099

Moonshine Commercial Cleaning Services

Idaho Falls, Idaho

(208) 313-4301

Columbia River Electric Maintenance Inc

Umatilla, Oregon

(541) 922-5192

Marvel Construction LLC

Beaverton, Oregon

(503) 602-9044

McRobert Motor Co

Gresham, Oregon

(503) 665-0101

Nexus Electrical Group LLC

Beaverton, Oregon

(503) 453-9179

The Harver Company

Wilsonville, Oregon

(503) 624-1453

C/K Aerospace, PLLC

Millcreek, Utah

(425) 417-3529

Ecobrite Services, LLC

Vineyard, Utah

(801) 857-2300

EnviroKleen L.L.C.

Salt Lake City, Utah

(801) 466-3254

Fix & Finish LLC

Salt Lake City, Utah

(801) 266-3361

Hennessy Construction Inc.

Salt Lake City, Utah

(801) 363-3717

M Squared Inc.

West Haven, Utah

(801) 633-1374

Property Condition Assessments, LLC

Kamas, Utah

(626) 685-9560

The Service Force Group LLC

Salt Lake City, Utah

(801) 990-2953

Electrical Surplus Distribution LLC

Monroe, Washington

(425) 419-4167

Havana Rosario LLC

Seattle, Washington

(206) 719-6247

Land Development Consultants, Inc.

Woodinville, Washington

(425) 806-1869

Lugo Inc.

Seattle, Washington

(206) 583-2333

Magellan Associates PLLC

Redmond, Washington

(425) 885-4300

Northwest Contract Services, Inc.

Auburn, Washington

(206) 686-0099

PAINTPROS LLC

Seattle, Washington

(206) 853-9612

Preferred Industrial Electric LLC.

Kennewick, Washington

(509) 439-1266

Randall Enterprises, Inc.

Aberdeen, Washington

(360) 537-9800

Salus Architecture Incorporated

Seattle, Washington

(206) 652-0722

 

Energy/Utilities

GreenerVolts, LLC 

Salt Lake City, Utah

(240) 357-2333

Magic Cleaning Corp 

Draper, Utah

(801) 916-8089

 

Food Industry

Brazilian Specialty Coffees, LLC 

Portland, Oregon

(503) 719-6605

Cerveza Zolupez Beer Company

Ogden, Utah

(801) 917-2319

Salsa Queen LLC 

West Valley City, Utah

(801) 307-8336

Sir Walter Candy Co. 

Salt Lake City, Utah

(801) 463-1541

Alvarez Farms  

Grandview, Washington

(509) 786-9198

Little Rae’s Bakery

Seattle, Washington

(206) 658-2167

Schutte Farms, Inc

Othello, Washington

(509) 488-3146

 

Logistics/Transportation

STAT MD 

Happy Valley, Oregon

(503) 328-9510

AGB Trucking LLC 

Othello, Washington

(509) 331-5363

VETrans, LLC 

Milton, Washington

(253) 833-4688

 

Professional Services

CXperts

Laguna Nigel, California

(949) 274-8872

OnCall Discovery 

Preston, Idaho        

(800) 242-7338

Bustos Media Holdings, LLC

Portland, Oregon

(503) 233-5280

TRI Corporation

Portland, Oregon

(503) 781-1500

Andinas 

Salt Lake City, Utah

(801) 355-3775

Thornhill Holdings, Inc.

Salt Lake City, Utah

(801) 949-1376

U.S. Translation Company 

Salt Lake City, Utah

(801) 456-8663

Audienz LLC      

Seattle, Washington

(800) 457-3335

Bullpen Consulting Group, Inc. 

Woodinville, Washington

(206) 650-9589

Con Cultura, LLC

Seattle, Washington

(240) 350-3115

Dynamic Language Center, Ltd 

Tukwila, Washington

(206) 244-6709

Elev8 Consulting

Seattle, Washington

(206) 886-3860

Filmateria Studios

Seattle, Washington

(206) 938-7691

Hinge, LLC

Newcastle, Washington

(206) 714-8008

L Z, Inc DBA Lasting Impressions 

Snoqualmie, Washington

(206) 427-8648

RafaBruno Enterprises, LLC

Algona, Washington

(253) 653-4645

Red Door Collaborative, LLC 

Bellevue, Washington

(719) 611-6141

Tamazari Inc 

Colville, Washington

(206) 697-1984

VIAR Visual Communications Inc.

Seattle, Washington

(206) 886-3860

Lynesca Ventures, LLC  

Sheridan, Wyoming

(307) 214-2317

 

Retail

Sunmark Seeds International Inc

Portland, Oregon

(503) 241-7333

American Paper Converting, Inc.

Woodland, Washington

(360) 225-0488

Mairos, Inc.

Redmond, Washington

(425) 869-7555

Memories Unlimited, Inc

Olympia, Washington

(360) 491-9819

Oat Mama LLC 

Seattle, Washington

(415) 513-6733

OI Forest Products, Inc 

Fall City, Washington

(425) 441-8088

ROSANTI INC. 

Bothell, Wasington

(800) 220-7183

Sustain One, LLC

Woodland, Washington

(360) 225-0488

 

Technology

ELYON International, Inc. 

Vancouver, Washington

(360) 696-5892

FMM Ventures LLC

Bellevue, Washington

(206) 456-5138 

Nomad Partner Group LLC

Woodinville, Washington

(206) 992-0884

Redapt, Inc.

Woodinville, Washington

(425) 605-7109

TripleNet Technologies, Inc. 

Seattle, Washington

(206) 354-5648

FinTrust Search Group LLC

Sheridan, Wyoming

(786) 506-5857

25th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser Wrap Up

On September 2nd, 2021 the Council celebrated a quarter century supporting continuing education for MBEs at the Annual Scholarship Fundraiser & Silent Auction. This also marked the first live event held since December 2019! The event raised $13,246 for the scholarship fund! 

Congratulations to all our tournament, auction and raffle winners including:

1st Place: Team PromoShop
2nd Place: Team Greater Pacific Industries
3rd Place: Team Trio Group

Thank you to all of our generous sponsors, auction contributors and guests! Photos from the event are available to view below (click to enlarge).

How to Know if it’s Time to Throw Away Your Business Plan and Start From Scratch

Ricardo Ibarra of Trio Group discusses how to evaluate if your strategic business plan is working for you.

Summary

  • “A well-written business plan is a strategic exercise in understanding the people your business seeks to serve. And the work you do to gain more insight and knowledge about your ideal client will serve as beacon to guide you as you grow your business.”
  • Not sure if your business is on track to reach your goals? In this video, learn the five components of an effective business plan and how to evaluate your business plan to see if it is working.
  • “Most business owners create a solution or an offer and expect everything to come up roses. A clear understanding of your ideal clients, the market in which you operate, and the money required to develop, create, and produce your solution are all important considerations if you want to ensure your business has long term success.”
  • Schedule time this week to evaluate the strategic value of your business plan based on these five areas.
  • Watch the video to get the full training.
  • Did you identify areas to improve your business? Download the FREE Small & Minority Business Checkup for the 10 questions you must ask to help you get your business back on track and thriving.

About the TAS Program

The City of Seattle and Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council (Northwest Mountain MSDC) have partnered in the development and launch of the City of Seattle’s Technical Assistance Services program. This program is designed to support small businesses in the development of their capabilities thereby making them more competitive.

This program is sponsored by the City of Seattle and hosted by the Northwest Mountain MSDC. For more information, visit the TAS webpage.

About the Presenter

Ricardo Ibarra combines over 15 years of marketing and business experience to help small and minority-owned businesses thrive in today’s digital economy. Combining his signature energetic style with the latest marketing strategies, Ricardo has helped dozens of small and disadvantaged business enterprises reach new clients, launch new products, and gain a sense of confidence as they grow their business.