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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month (9/28/2021) Posted in: Council News, Spotlight - 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… ...
25th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser Wrap Up (9/16/2021) Posted in: Council News, Scholarships, Spotlight - On September 2nd 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… ...
How to Know if it’s Time to Throw Away Your Business Plan and Start From Scratch (9/13/2021) Posted in: Development, Uncategorized - 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… ...
3 Ways Your Business Plan Can Help You Make More Money (Without Going Crazy) (9/1/2021) Posted in: Development, Opportunities & Networking - Ricardo Ibarra of Trio Group discusses how a well-crafted business plan can take your small business to new heights. Summary · “Without an effective business plan, your business is like a ship leaving the harbor without a map. It’s easy to get thrown off course by the currents of busy work or distracted by islands… ...
News Release: Two New Members Join Northwest Mountain MSDC Board of Directors (8/5/2021) Posted in: Council News, Spotlight - Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council | August 5, 2021 Tukwila WA | The Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council announced today the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors. Richard Cardone of Vulcan Inc. and Richard Chacon of MUFG, Union Bank both assumed their roles on August 1. There are now… ...
NMSDC Appoints Ying McGuire as President and CEO (7/30/2021) Posted in: Council News, Spotlight - Press Release from the desk of Jose Turkienicz, Chairman, NMSDC Board of Directors July 29th 2021 It is a pivotal moment in the history of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), as the Board of Directors announces the appointment of Ying McGuire as its new Chief Executive Officer and President. As NMSDC approaches its… ...
Small Business Flex Fund for Washington Businesses (7/1/2021) Posted in: Covid-19, Development, Opportunities & Networking - On June 30th the Small Business Flex Fund was launched as a joint project between the Washington State Department of Commerce, Heritage Bank, and WaFd Bank. The Fund helps small businesses and nonprofits access the financial support they need to thrive by providing flexible working capital loans Small businesses and nonprofits can borrow up to… ...
WA Department of Commerce ScaleUp Business Trainings (6/21/2021) Posted in: Council News, Development - Courtesy reposting from the Washington State Department of Commerce: Three new sessions of ScaleUp: The Rebuild Edition free business trainings scheduled More than 350 growth-oriented small businesses helped during pandemic OLYMPIA, WA – “ScaleUp: The Rebuild Edition,” an education and training partnership between the Washington State Department of Commerce and Thurston Economic Development Council, has scheduled three… ...
Business Conference Wrap Up (6/18/2021) Posted in: Council News, Spotlight, Uncategorized - On Thursday June 17th the Northwest Mountain MSDC held the third and final part of the 2021 Business Conference, held virtually. The Council was grateful to host two industry leaders and MBEs to speak on their experience. Carmen Nazario, President and Founder of Elyon International, shared her journey from learning English when her family moved… ...
Letter from the President: Mental Health Resources (6/17/2021) Posted in: Council News, Council President Writings, Spotlight - Dear Members, MBEs, Friends, and Colleagues, The past year has put great stress on our collective mental health, worsening an already serious health and economic crisis. At the Council, caring for the health and wellbeing of our MBEs, members, staff and friends is deeply woven into our core values and goal of serving our community.… ...