The Council sincerely thanks the more than 500 Corporate Members and MBEs that attended our 43rd annual Partnership Awards Gala on November 3rd at Cipriani. The evening was a rousing success at which we honored corporate members and MBEs that have done outstanding work in furthering the mission of supplier diversity and growing their businesses. We look forward to your continued participation and support of our Council in 2017. We will be hosting our final networking event of 2016, our 2nd Biz Connect event on December 6th from 6 to 8 p.m. at Clyde Frazier's Wine and Dine in Manhattan. Our first Biz Connect event in August brought together more than 130 Corporate Members and MBEs, facilitating a networking opportunity that allowed them to seed new relationships and renew old ones. We expect a larger gathering in December and It will be great to see you there.

The Council has worked diligently throughout this year to provide programs, information and events benefiting our constituents and affording new opportunities for them to learn and grow. We will improve upon those efforts in 2017 with an exciting line up of programs and events.

On behalf of my colleagues at the Council, we wish you a joyous holiday season and the very best that the New Year has to offer.

Terrence Clark, President & CEO


Mission Accomplished

Recognizing Corporate and Supplier Excellence

Have you been awarded a contract as a result of our network? Please take (5) minutes 
to help us demonstrate our value through the Mission Accomplished
 Program. Your story can be featured in a future Council newsletter.


Eliseo T. Rojas is the Chief Procurement Officer for IPG and oversees and directs all aspects of the company's global sourcing, procurement and supplier diversity functions. 

Eliseo met Cathy Leidersdorff, CEO of Architectural Flooring Resource Inc. (ARF) at an NMSDC national conference after AFR became certified with the Council in 2010.

Established in 1993 by Cathy, daughter of Argentinean immigrants, AFR is a full service national commercial flooring contractor specializing in furnishing, installing and maintaining a wide variety of carpeting, wood and vinyl flooring products.

Since starting the company, Cathy has increased the number of employees from 3 to 40 and opened two additional companies, Architectural Flooring Care (carpet care programs and Architectural Tile Restoration (SaniGlaze tile restoration). AFR is one the largest minority and women owned commercial flooring contractors in the US.

AFR was selected as an IPG preferred supplier in 2011. AFR provides IPG companies competitive discounts from three of the leading manufacturers, Interface, Mohawk and Bentley and is currently servicing IPG companies in 5 states.

Since becoming an IPG preferred supplier Architectural Flooring Resources has done over $12 million in business with IPG and generated over $3 million in savings. AFR continues to grow their business across IPG business units.

In addition to being one of the largest MWBE commercial flooring contractors, AFR offers the only third party certified carpet reclamation program in the country.

Corporate Spotlight:

Interpublic Group (IPG) is a global provider of marketing solutions

With 50,000 employees, over 90 operating units and offices in over 100 countries, our companies specialize in consumer advertising, digital marketing, communications planning and media buying, public relations and specialty marketing for many of the world's largest companies through our comprehensive global services.

The role of our holding company is to provide resources and support to ensure that our agencies can best meet clients' needs. Based in New York City, our holding company sets company-wide financial objectives and corporate strategy, establishes financial management and operational controls, guides personnel policy, directs collaborative inter-agency programs, conducts investor relations, provides enterprise risk management and oversees mergers and acquisitions. In addition, we provide limited centralized functional services that offer our companies operational efficiencies, including accounting and finance, executive compensation management and recruitment assistance, employee benefits, marketing information retrieval and analysis, internal audit, legal services, real estate expertise, sourcing and travel service.


BEcome an annual sponsor

As an annual sponsor you will gain visibility in NY NJ MSDC marketing efforts and events. This visibility will give your business opportunities to partner with minority business enterprises, Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, educational institutions and non-profit organizations. Find the sponsorship package that's right for your business.


The council around town

Photos from The NY & NJ/Chicago Joint Networking Reception at the
Swissotel Chicago, IL on October 25, 2016.


Accelerate Analytics, LLC

Alva Cogen, LLC

Life in Mobile, Inc.

Maxm Cloud, LLC

Native Trax Transport LLC

O& S Associates, Inc.


Partnership Awards Gala 2016 Press Release

Supplier Diversity and Sustainability: Inclusion and Engagement-Game Changers/Bridge Builders

5 Steps to Raise Startup and Expansion Capital


To Disrupt or Be Disrupted: What's Your Choice?

7 Email Marketing Best Practices

Is Diversity Good For Business? - Forbes

At a glance: 2016 Calendar


Eastern MSDC Choice Awards Dinner- Philadelphia
Please contact Eastern MSDC with questions
Biz Connect Powered by The NYNJMSDC
Networking Event
Register here 
Christmas observed - Office Closed
Christmas observed - Office Closed

The Council thanks all of our 2016 New and returning Annual Sponsors

For more information on Annual
Sponsorships and to sign up:

NY & NJ Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc, 320 37th Street, 9th Floor, (between 8th & 9th), New York, NY 10018
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