Calendar

Aug
13
Thu
Summer 2020 Virtual BizConnect Matchmaker @ Online
Aug 13 @ 9:00 am
Summer 2020 Virtual BizConnect Matchmaker @ Online

MBEs get your certification and other documents ready!
NMSDC is proud to present a virtual, summer BizConnect Matchmaker. Registration begins August 3, 2020 at 12 p.m. ET. The first day of virtual meetings is Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 9 a.m. Members can pre-schedule one-on-one or one-to-many appointments to connect corporations with certified Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs), and MBEs with other minority suppliers. 

Using compatibility scoring, not only can registrants match with MBEs offering and requesting products and services, but those interested in access to capital and partnering too!

Eligible Companies: NMSDC National/Local Corporate/Government Agency Members, Corporate Plus Members are eligible to participate complimentary as a benefit of membership, as well as NMSDC-Certified Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) engaging as buyers. Nonmember corporations may also participate for a fee.

Eligible MBEs: MBEs certified by NMSDC or one of its global partners (Supply Nation, CAMSC, MSDChina, SASDC, and MSDUK) can meet with member corporations. On MBE-to-MBE day, certified and/or non-certified MBEs will have the opportunity to connect. There is no fee to sign up. This is one of many benefits of being an NMSDC-certified supplier.

Schedule for Virtual
Matchmaking Sessions

  • Thursday, August 13
  • Thursday, August 20
  • Thursday, August 27
  • Thursday, September 10
  • Friday, September 18
    (MBE-to-MBE Day)

Matchmaker Process

Step 1 – Register. Eligible companies and MBEs create profiles and post opportunities.

Step 2 – Search For Matches & Schedule Appointments.

Step 3 – Meet Your Matches.

Register Here

Sep
3
Thu
24th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser & Silent Auction @ Online
Sep 3 all-day
24th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser & Silent Auction @ Online

Save the Date!

The Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council has released the new dates for their 2020 premier events. Considering the global, national, and local health risks posed by the recent outbreak of COVID-19, the Northwest Mountain MSDC’s responsibility is, first and foremost, to support its Council Members, MBEs, and Community Partners. The Council has spent a significant amount of time thoughtfully assessing the current situation and have decided to go virtual for all 2020 events.

There will be no live golf tournament this year. The Council is dedicating its efforts towards raising funds for the MBE Scholarship Fund and will be moving forward with a silent auction. Join us for a live stream with the team as we celebrate our efforts! More information available soon.

Registration (Free to Attend)

Sep
17
Thu
King County Goods & Services Vendor Orientation @ Chinook Building, 3rd Floor
Sep 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
King County Goods & Services Vendor Orientation @ Chinook Building, 3rd Floor

King County now offers a Goods & Services Vendor Orientation. During this 2-hour session, they’ll discuss:

    • Registering as a King County vendor, applying to County rosters, and certifying as a small firm
    • How King County buys goods & services
    • How to effectively market your goods & services to King County agencies
    • Tips for submitting bids and proposals
    • Best practices for maximizing your opportunities

Orientation Details:

Part 1 | Formal Presentation

Part 2 | Meet their experts:

  • Goods & Services Buyer
  • Sustainable Purchasing Manager
  • Small Business Certification Specialist

Subject Matter Expert: Senior Buyer

Orientation Facilitator: Cristal Moreno, Strategic Partnership Specialist

RSVP Here

Sep
20
Sun
Minority Business Executive Program (MBEP) @ The University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Sep 20 – Sep 25 all-day
Minority Business Executive Program (MBEP) @ The University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Save the Date!

Interested in participating? Submit your application to NMSDC.

Sep
21
Mon
MSDUK 2020 Conference & Awards Gala
Sep 21 – Sep 24 all-day
MSDUK 2020 Conference & Awards Gala

Save the Date!

Join the MSDUK for their 2020 Conference and Awards Gala in London from September 21-24, 2020.

For more information, click here.

Oct
1
Thu
2020 Leadership & Advocacy Awards @ Online
Oct 1 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
2020 Leadership & Advocacy Awards @ Online

Ladies and Gentlemen,

We are aware of the global, national, and local health risks posed by the recent outbreak of COVID-19 in Washington State. Our responsibility is, first and foremost, to support our Council Members, MBEs, and Community Partners. We have spent a significant amount of time thoughtfully assessing the current situation and have decided to postpone the 2020 Awards Luncheon currently scheduled for March 25th.
Living up to our Council purpose—helping our Members and MBEs grow, while not placing them at risk—necessitates we postpone the Awards Luncheon. The new date is October 1, 2020.
Sincerely,
Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council
__________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

This event is a celebration of outstanding supplier diversity leadership and advocacy achievements by corporate/public agency members, MBEs and individuals for 2019. Proceeds from this event benefit the Northwest Mountain MSDC Scholarship Fund. To donate to the Scholarship Fund, click here.

Leadership Awards are presented to certified minority business enterprises and corporate/public agency members that excelled in their commitment to leadership excellence in business performance, inclusive performance, and minority business development. Advocacy Awards are presented to individuals who have demonstrated an unselfish commitment to the development of MBEs.

Join us for a morning full of networking and celebrating our 2019 Leadership and Advocacy Award winners and nominees. We hope to see you there!

Oct
8
Thu
2020 Annual Business Conference 3 Part Event @ Online
Oct 8 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
2020 Annual Business Conference 3 Part Event @ Online

Save the Date!

Join us for an online, 3 part Business Conference. There will be networking, breakout sessions, one-on-one engagement sessions and more! Stay tuned for more information.

Oct
15
Thu
King County Architecture & Engineering Consultant Orientation @ Online
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
King County Architecture & Engineering Consultant Orientation @ Online

King County now offers an Architectural & Engineering Consultant Orientation 101. During this 2-hour session, they’ll discuss (these meetings are now being hosted online):

    • Registering as a King County vendor, applying to County rosters, and certifying as small firm
    • How King County implements Architecture & Engineering contracts
    • How to effectively market your firm to King County agencies
    • Tips for submitting proposals
    • Best practices for maximizing your opportunities

Orientation Details:

Part 1 | Formal Presentation

Part 2 | Meet their experts:

  • Architecture & Engineering Contract Specialists
  • Sustainable Purchasing Manager
  • Small Business Certification Specialist

Subject Matter Expert: Architecture & Engineering Contract Specialist

Orientation Facilitator: Cristal Moreno, Strategic Partnership Specialist

RSVP Here

Oct
25
Sun
NMSDC Conference & Business Opportunity Exchange @ Phoenix, AZ
Oct 25 – Oct 28 all-day
Oct
29
Thu
King County Construction Contractor Orientation @ Chinook Building, 3rd Floor
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
King County Construction Contractor Orientation @ Chinook Building, 3rd Floor

King County now offers a Construction Contractor Orientation 101. During this 2-hour session, they’ll discuss:

    • Registering as a King County vendor, applying to County rosters, and certifying as a small firm
    • How King County implements construction contracts
    • How to effectively market your firm to King County agencies
    • Tips for submitting successful bids
    • Best practices for maximizing your opportunities

Orientation Details:

Part 1 | Formal Presentation

Part 2 | Meet their experts:

  • Construction Contract Specialists
  • Sustainable Purchasing Manager
  • Small Business Certification Specialist

Subject Matter Expert: Construction Contract Specialist

Orientation Facilitator: Cristal Moreno, Strategic Partnership Specialist

RSVP Here

Nov
12
Thu
2020 Annual Business Conference 3 Part Event @ Online
Nov 12 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
2020 Annual Business Conference 3 Part Event @ Online

Save the Date!

Join us for an online, 3 part Business Conference. There will be networking, breakout sessions, one-on-one engagement sessions and more! Stay tuned for more information.

Nov
19
Thu
King County Goods & Services Vendor Orientation @ Chinook Building, 3rd Floor
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
King County Goods & Services Vendor Orientation @ Chinook Building, 3rd Floor

King County now offers a Goods & Services Vendor Orientation. During this 2-hour session, they’ll discuss:

    • Registering as a King County vendor, applying to County rosters, and certifying as a small firm
    • How King County buys goods & services
    • How to effectively market your goods & services to King County agencies
    • Tips for submitting bids and proposals
    • Best practices for maximizing your opportunities

Orientation Details:

Part 1 | Formal Presentation

Part 2 | Meet their experts:

  • Goods & Services Buyer
  • Sustainable Purchasing Manager
  • Small Business Certification Specialist

Subject Matter Expert: Senior Buyer

Orientation Facilitator: Cristal Moreno, Strategic Partnership Specialist

RSVP Here

Dec
10
Thu
2020 Annual Business Conference 3 Part Event @ Online
Dec 10 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
2020 Annual Business Conference 3 Part Event @ Online

Save the Date!

Join us for an online, 3 part Business Conference. There will be networking, breakout sessions, one-on-one engagement sessions and more! Stay tuned for more information.

King County Architecture & Engineering Consultant Orientation @ Online
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
King County Architecture & Engineering Consultant Orientation @ Online

King County now offers an Architectural & Engineering Consultant Orientation 101. During this 2-hour session, they’ll discuss (these meetings are now being hosted online):

    • Registering as a King County vendor, applying to County rosters, and certifying as small firm
    • How King County implements Architecture & Engineering contracts
    • How to effectively market your firm to King County agencies
    • Tips for submitting proposals
    • Best practices for maximizing your opportunities

Orientation Details:

Part 1 | Formal Presentation

Part 2 | Meet their experts:

  • Architecture & Engineering Contract Specialists
  • Sustainable Purchasing Manager
  • Small Business Certification Specialist

Subject Matter Expert: Architecture & Engineering Contract Specialist

Orientation Facilitator: Cristal Moreno, Strategic Partnership Specialist

RSVP Here