MBE Events & News

Ready to make the most out of your membership? Get involved with The Council via our upcoming events or relive the magic by browsing past event galleries. You can even stay ahead of the latest industry and local news through our blog!

Calendar

Signature Events

Attending one of our Signature Events can help businesses gain exposure, expand their network, and establish valuable relationships with our certified-MBEs and corporate members.

Business Opportunity Exchanges
Business Opportunity Exchanges

April 17, 2024 | Prudential Financial, Newark, NJ

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Biz Connect
Biz Connect

July 25, 2024 | The Horizon Edge, Pier 40, New York City

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Partnership Awards Reception
Partnership Awards Gala

September 19, 2024 | Gotham Hall, New York, NY

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Networking for Scholarships
Networking for Scholarships

September 26, 2024 | Crystal Springs Resort, Hamburg, New Jersey

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Educational Programs

These events serve as a platform for MBEs to share best practices, discuss common challenges, and build a supportive community. Overall, MBE events play a crucial role in promoting the growth and success of minority-owned businesses.

Educational Programs
Educational Programs
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Straight Talk with Terrence Clark
Straight Talk with Terrence Clark
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Healthcare Symposium
Healthcare Symposium
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Sustainability Symposium
Sustainability Symposium
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Blog & News

From MBE and Corporate Spotlights to messages from President & CEO Terrence Clark, don’t miss out on updates from The Council.

Embracing Sustainability: A Call to Businesses on Earth Day
Embracing Sustainability: A Call to Businesses on Earth Day

April 10, 2024

As we celebrate Earth Day in 2024, the urgency to address environmental challenges has never been more apparent. With climate change continuing to be an ongoing issue and the need for sustainable practices becoming increasingly evident, businesses need to step up and take responsibility for their impact on the planet. At The Council, we believe […]

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MBE Spotlight: Antonio McDonald
MBE Spotlight: Antonio McDonald

April 10, 2024

Antonio “Tronic” McDonald is the Founder, Chief Creative Officer, Executive Producer, and Live-Action Director of KUAMP Inc. Antonio had a vision of an exceptional company that was skilled at presenting stimulating and thought-provoking images. With his dream in mind, he embarked on a daunting task: raising society’s existing expectation of urban mediocrity in the media […]

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MBE Spotlight: Priscilla Jiminian
MBE Spotlight: Priscilla Jiminian

April 1, 2024

Priscilla Jiminian is the Founder and CEO of Skinergy Beauty, a Caribbean-inspired skincare brand that specializes in dark spot and color-correcting treatments. A native New Yorker (The Bronx) from the Dominican Republic, Priscilla received her BA from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and has a decade-long background in real estate, where she learned the […]

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MBE Spotlight: Ethan Dowie
MBE Spotlight: Ethan Dowie

March 22, 2024

Ethan Dowie is the CEO and visionary founder of Indigo Promotions. His goal in establishing this company was to innovate in the realm of corporate branded merchandise, specifically for events and impactful marketing campaigns. They don’t just create products; they craft unique, memorable items that elevate events, boost marketing efforts, and enhance overall company images. […]

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MBE Spotlight: Leticia Murphy
MBE Spotlight: Leticia Murphy

March 19, 2024

Having co-founded the original company, New Jersey Sorting Company in 1984, Leticia Murphy now resides as Chairperson, leading The Millennium Group (TMG) into a nationally recognized full-service office and facilities management company. Coming from a production mail background, Leticia maintains a steadfast vision of the founding principles on which TMG was built; client loyalty, commitment […]

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MBE Spotlight: Amit Saraff
MBE Spotlight: Amit Saraff

March 12, 2024

Amit is a seasoned outsourcing, technology, and procurement expert that has been supporting the USA, Singapore, and India with Smartshore for more than 15 years. Under the Smartshore umbrella, he has advised various Wall Street clients on technology and procurement outsourcing. Amit has been involved with outsourcing for over 25 years and has been instrumental […]

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How the NDAA Could Impact Your Business
How the NDAA Could Impact Your Business

March 6, 2024

Did You Know? The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) includes three key provisions that could have a significant business impact on the member companies.

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Breaking Barriers: The Diverse Women Who Shaped History and Inspired Change
Breaking Barriers: The Diverse Women Who Shaped History and Inspired Change

March 5, 2024

Each year during Women’s History Month, The Council takes time to recognize the many contributions of women and highlights some lesser-known figures who made a big impact on history. This year resonates even more with The Council, as the official theme for this month is “Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.”  Our daily […]

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Past Event Galleries

Check out some of our favorite moments from past MBE events and educational programs.

2023 Partnership Awards Gala
2023 Networking for Scholarships
2023 Biz-Connect
2023 MBE Annual Meeting
2023 Spring Business Opportunity Exchange
2022 Healthcare Symposium
2022 Partnership Awards Reception
2021 Networking for Scholarships
Pride Global: DSA Connects
2021 Networking for Scholarships
2021 Biz-Reconnect
2019 NJ Exchange
2019 Business Opportunity Exchange

"Connecting Through Our MBE Events

Our events are more than just social gatherings—they are essential to the vibrant minority business community. Join us at MBE events to network, work together, and honor the accomplishments of our thriving community. Keep yourself updated about upcoming events and chances to grow your minority business network.

Become a part of the dynamic NYNJMSDC network, where opportunities, ideas, and connections flourish. Together, we can advance supplier diversity and bring about change. Come help shape the future with us at The Council's MBE events.

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