25th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser Wrap Up

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
2nd Place: Team Greater Pacific Industries
3rd Place: Team Trio Group

Thank you to all of our generous sponsors, auction contributors and guests! Photos from the event are available to view below (click to enlarge).

Minority Business Executive Program

Bank of America Executive Education Center, Michael G. Foster School of Business, University of Washington


“The knowledge that I gained was beyond my expectations.
This week was one of the most valuable weeks of my life.”

Ms. Gaelyn Martin
Human Resources Manager
Northwest Industrial Staffing
University of WA Minority Business Executive Program, Sept. 2018

Excellent Culture Workshop

“I was excited for the opportunity to attend the Excellent Culture Workshop. The material covered in the workshop was enlightening. I look forward to implementing some of the newly learned skills in my daily life at Bite Me. I believe it is critical to the success of making real change utilizing the skills learned in the workshop. I would attend again if given the opportunity and would definitely recommend this workshop to other companies. Again, I appreciate the opportunity NMSDC provided by offering the workshop, it was worth the back log of work I returned to.”

-Kirsten Suter, Bite Me! Cookies

Creating and Sustaining an Excellent Culture

“Steve Gandara at Excellent Cultures did an amazing job facilitating this culture driven workshop with engaging content. This course covered a lot of information in 2 days, which was delivered in concise chunks that was easy to absorb. The structure was clear, logical and effective. I enjoyed reading and understanding the workbook chapters, engaging in fun group exercises, interacting with Steve and other participants. My favorite part was discovering the self-assessment Circumplex graph and receiving custom-tailored feedback from Steve for creating and sustaining an excellent culture. By the way, great concept behind the Culture Monster mascot Steve!”

-Rani Bal, Signs Now Washington