April’s Message From The President

A MESSAGE FROM THE COUNCIL PRESIDENT

As we begin the 2nd quarter of 2015, the New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council remains committed to and focused on expanding its partnerships with public and private sector organizations. One of our primary goals is to help our corporate members gain access to those MBEs that have the capacity to successfully secure and perform on contracts. This will be achieved by raising our market presence and collaborating with existing and new partners throughout New York State, Northern and Central New Jersey. Furthermore, by developing new educational programs, identifying new contract opportunities and facilitating greater access to capital our organization will elevate the presence of our certified MBEs in the marketplace. As we continue to implement our strategic plan for 2015, one of our objectives will be to provide MBEs with new business opportunities and prepare them to successfully conduct business in the public and private sectors with the necessary tools to succeed, while developing programs that focus on the development of additional supplier diversity programs in our service area.

Terrence Clark, President & CEO
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BLACK-OWNED BUSINESS IN AMERICA EXAMINED AT FIRST FORUM OF THE YEAR

The New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council held The State of Black-owned Business Forum on February 24, 2015 at the offices of BNY Mellon in lower Manhattan. This well-attended forum was the first in a series The Council is planning to provide throughout this year. The Forum provides council stakeholders the opportunity to closely examine the business drivers, issues and challenges common within specific ethnic groups, and consider ways to create a positive impact on communities and the economy.

To see a video of the event click here.

Special Thanks to our sponsors:
BNY Mellon, National Grid and Comcast NBCUniversal.

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