The Council’s 2018 Year in Review

Oh, what a marvelous 45th anniversary year we have had! 2018 was filled with tremendous celebration, which culminated with a grand gala, productivity, and progress. It was all because of you. We are grateful for your sustained involvement in our ambitious endeavors to make local, national, and global impact.

Our constituents include over 100 corporations, government agencies, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations. We are also proud to say that we have approximately 1,000 certified minority suppliers and recertified over 700 minority business enterprises (MBEs) in 2018. Our work to encourage corporate members to include MBEs as their regular suppliers of products, goods and services continued to lead to billions of dollars being spent with Council-certified MBEs.

Educational programs, MatchMaking sessions, and networking events fostered valuable learning and many mutually beneficial relationships between MBEs and corporate members throughout the states of New York and New Jersey.

As our 45th year of making a difference to diverse suppliers and corporations ends, know that we will not rest on our laurels. We will celebrate new victories and build upon them. The Council will continue to fervently advocate for minority firms and supplier diversity champions. We enter 2019 with renewed dedication to providing our members with enhanced business opportunities.

Thank you again for joining our journey. On behalf of The Council, we wish you the happiest holidays and a wonderful and prosperous New Year!


Council News 

The Council has a robust website filled with content about our anniversary year celebrations, programs, events, and initiatives. You are invited to visit and explore activities and updates from an unforgettable year. Find our newsletters with special messages from President Terry Clark; be inspired by our Corporate and MBE Spotlights, and catch up on The Council news by reading our press releases. And, if you haven’t already done so, do check out our blogs.


2018 Partnership Awards Gala Highlights

2018 Partnership Awards Gala

Thank You From Our Team

2018 Council Team


Social Media Ambassadors

Social media played a pivotal role in telling The Council’s stories and engaging our membership and supporters this year. Our three Social Media Ambassadors deserve special thanks for continually posting about our programs, events, and news impacting our MBEs and corporate members.


A special thank you goes out to NBCUniversal Director of Supplier Diversity, Angela Guzman @AngelaNBCU; Director of Supplier Diversity, DDB Worldwide Dawn Fitch Mitchell @DawnFitchMitch; and Associate Manager, Supplier Diversity, PepsiCo Trung Tieu @PepsiCoTrung.

Excellence In Diversity! Great Strides Made In 2018

The Council firmly believes that embracing diversity and inclusion is not just the right thing for corporations to do; it is essential for corporations to thrive! This year our programs enriched the understanding of the power of diversity as well as increased the number of relationships established between MBEs and corporate diversity supplier champions.


We Would Like To Say Thank You to 2018 Sponsors, Supporters and Venue Hosts


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