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NWMMSDC 2018 Annual Meeting (12/20/2018) Posted in: Council News- Northwest Mountain MSDC closed off 2018 reporting back to its stakeholders on December 14, 2018 with a Mixed Reality Year End Meeting. The event was hosted in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Utah, Washington and online. To access the full report, Click Here. ...
CITY OF PORTLAND Prime Contractor Development Program Annual Report 2017-2018 (12/7/2018) Posted in: Council News- The City of Portland released their Prime Contractor Development Program Annual Report for 2017 and 2018. To access the full report, please click here. ...
CONNXUS Announce Partner of the Year (12/5/2018) Posted in: Council News- Fernando Martinez, President & CEO of Northwest Mountain MSDC Time and time again, our team has been inspired by hard working clients and stakeholders. We want to recognize them and celebrate their unique accomplishments. Together, we can achieve innovation and make a lasting impact. Starting this year, we’re thrilled to announce ConnXus has created a… ...
Washington State Paid Family & Medical Leave (11/12/2018) Posted in: Opportunities & Networking- Are you aware of the Washington State Paid Family & Medical Leave, authorized by the legislature in 2017? Premium collections by employers begin to process January 1, 2019. Employee wages and hours need to be tracked by employers to begin reporting April 1, 2019. Actual employee benefits will be available January 1, 2020. This applies… ...
NWMMSDC 40th Anniversary Breakfast Presentation (10/15/2018) Posted in: Council News- Northwest Mountain MSDC celebrated 40 Years of Developing Minority Businesses on October 10, 2018 at the Hilton in Bellevue. MBEs and Members were recognized for their support and involvement with the council. To access the presentation, Click Here.   ...
Best Practices – Effective Networking (10/11/2018) Posted in: Opportunities & Networking- This is a continuation of “How to Prepare for Effective Networking.” We polled some of our corporate members and MBEs on effective networking. They sent us some of the best practices, tips, and Dos and Don’ts of networking. When you get there: Be patient.  (Networking and establishing business relationships takes time). Come in with a… ...
Northwest Mountain MSDC Hits Four Decades of MBE Supply-Chain Inclusion (9/25/2018) Posted in: Council News, Development, Spotlight- September 25, 2018 Volume II 2018 By Genny Hom-Franzen Fernando Martinez believes corporations that have not embraced supplier diversity are missing the mark. “They are not creating value for their stakeholders / shareholders by continuing to take the easy way out and remaining status quo,” he said. “They are alienating the consumer market. The market… ...
General Microsystems 35th Anniversary! (9/11/2018) Posted in: Development, Spotlight- Bellevue, WA – General Microsystems Inc. (GMI) is proud to announce its thirty-fifth year as a leading information technology solutions provider in the Pacific Northwest. In the highly dynamic technology landscape, GMI has achieved over three decades of innovation and steady growth. The company will commemorate the occasion with a special event on the 18th of September.… ...
Introducing Adrienne Trimble! (8/2/2018) Posted in: Council News, Spotlight- SEATTLE, WASHINGTON (AUGUST 2, 2018) – The Northwest Mountain MSDC welcomes Adrienne Trimble as new President and CEO of the National Minority Supplier Development Council Inc ® (NMSDC®).  The official announcement was made August 1, 2018 by Joe Hinrichs, NMSDC Chairman of the Board of Directors and President, Global Operations of Ford Motor Company. “With… ...
AT&T, Boeing and Union Bank among “Top 50 Companies for Diversity” (5/8/2018) Posted in: Council News, Development, Spotlight- Congratulations to Northwest Mountain MSDC Corporate Members AT&T, Inc., The Boeing Company and MUFG Union Bank, N.A. for making it into the 2018 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity. AT&T remained in the top three position for the second year, and top six on the 2018 Top Companies for Supplier Diversity.  The company continues to… ...