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Quinault Solutions a NWMMSDC MBE Highlight (1/10/2020) Posted in: Spotlight - The Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council is pleased to highlight Quinault Solutions (QS) based in Hoquiam, Washington. QS, a Native led certified MBE sourcing company specializing in the supply of U.S. sourced, environmentally friendly copy and printing papers, is one of several enterprises of the Quinault Indian Nation. QS is a tier two supply… ...
2018 NWMMSDC Economic Impact Report (1/3/2020) Posted in: Council News - The Council released its 2018 Economic Impact Report, highlighting the economic effect MBEs have in our region - Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Our work with MBEs and corporate/public agency members drives increased community value. Through effective engagements, members drive MBE growth, increased member diverse spend and efficiency, increased community employment, wages,… ...
2018 NWMMSDC Annual Report Sponsored by JPMorgan Chase & Co. (12/30/2019) Posted in: Council News - The Council released its 2018 Annual Report, highlighting 2018 activities and financial performance. The report looks back on the Council's theme celebrating 40 Years of Developing Minority Businesses. Thank you to our 2018 Annual Report Sponsor - JPMorgan Chase & Co.  To read the report, click here. ...
Council Hosts Year End Meeting to Close Out 2019 (12/11/2019) Posted in: Council News, Opportunities & Networking - The Council closed out 2019 reporting back to its stakeholders across the region by hosting the Year End Meeting on December 10th. The team followed last year's model and traveled to multiple states in the region to host a dynamic meeting where MBEs, members, and friends all called in to join one meeting. Fernando Martinez… ...
Press Release- City of Seattle and Northwest Mountain MSDC: Partnership to Deliver Technical Assistance Services (12/10/2019) Posted in: Council News, Opportunities & Networking, TAS Seattle - SEATTLE, WA — 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. Over the next twelve months, Northwest Mountain MSDC will provide recruitment outreach and business technical assistance for engagement, growth, and expansion of… ...
NWMMSDC Attends the 2019 UW Impact Awards (12/6/2019) Posted in: Council News - The Council had a great time attending this year’s University of Washington Impact Awards at the Westin in Seattle on December 5th. The Center celebrated its first 25 years by recognizing 25 individuals and corporations who have been essential to the success of the program. Congratulations to the evening’s honorees recognized for the impact they have… ...
Vote ‘Yes’for Referendum 88 to approve I-1000 (10/23/2019) Posted in: Spotlight - With November rapidly approaching, remember to vote 'Yes' for Referendum 88 to approve I-1000. Please read this article by Naomi Ishisaka, "Affirmative action debate in Washington takes an Orwellian turn" for more information.   ...
Approve I-1000: Fairness and Opportunity for All (10/18/2019) Posted in: Spotlight - As Washingtonians, we believe in fairness and opportunity for everyone. But we know that even in this strong economy, too many veterans, small businesses, women and diverse communities are being left behind. We can take a big step forward in creating opportunity and a level playing field for all by approving Initiative 1000 on our… ...
2019 NMSDC Conference + Business Opportunity Exchange (10/18/2019) Posted in: Council News - The Northwest Mountain MSDC had a productive week attending the NMSDC Conference + Business Opportunity Exchange in Atlanta from October 13th through October 16th. It was a week full of networking, workshops and Supplier Diversity discussions. The Council hosted the annual Private Reception at Paschal's following the Business Opportunity Exchange. Congratulations to Kevin Shirley, Co-Founder… ...
137th Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting (9/19/2019) Posted in: Council News, Opportunities & Networking, Spotlight - The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce hosted their 137th Annual Meeting September 19th at the Westin Hotel in Seattle. The luncheon included guest speakers Marilyn Strickland, President and CEO of the Seattle Metro Chamber, Gary Locke, former Washington state governor, Diana Birkett Rakow, Vice President of External Relations at Alaska Airlines and Hon. Jenny Durkan,… ...