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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, 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.… ...
Virtual Business Conference Part Two (5/21/2021) Posted in: Council News, Spotlight - The Northwest Mountain MSDC hosted part two of its annual Business Conference on Thursday May 20th. This is the second year the Council has hosted the conference virtually, due to the Pandemic. It was a successful morning of networking between MBEs and Corporate/Public Agency Members. Large group conversations included topics around reopening of the regional… ...
Port of Seattle VendorConnect (5/13/2021) Posted in: Job Opportunities, Opportunities & Networking, Uncategorized - The Port of Seattle has debuted a new online system called VendorConnect. VendorConnect is the Port of Seattle’s procurement and contract information database. With VendorConnect you can: • Access a one-stop resource for construction projects, consulting services, and goods and services • Reach Port buyers and procurement specialists • Receive emails about Port events and… ...
King County Pro-Equity Contracting Executive Order (5/6/2021) Posted in: Council News - Yesterday our President and CEO, Fernando Martinez, joined other leaders in supporting King County Executive Dow Constantine’s announcement of an executive order demonstrating the county's commitment to pro-equity contracting and formalize the actions that King County will take to increase the participation of minority- and women-owned small businesses (MWBEs) in county contracts. Fernando's letter of… ...
American Home Builders RFP for KINECT @ Burien Project (4/30/2021) Posted in: Opportunities & Networking, Spotlight - American Home Builders invites you to submit a proposal for the KINECT @ Burien project located in Burien, WA. It is important that you review the bid documents carefully. The responses will be the criteria used for the selection of the successful project candidates. Please see opportunity attached for more information: KINECT @ Burien RFP ...
Tuck Diversity Business Programs and National Minority Supplier Development Council Partner to Help Diverse Business Owners (4/30/2021) Posted in: Opportunities & Networking, Spotlight - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 30, 2021 Contact: Tammy Wilkins, Chief of Staff Tammy.Wilkins@nmsdc.org | 212.944.2430 New York, NY, March 30, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Tuck Diversity Business Programs and the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) have formed a partnership to support the growth of Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) across the country. NMSDC will award… ...