A MESSAGE FROM THE COUNCIL 

We hope that you are enjoying the monthly updates, highlights and news information we provide in our newsletter. Highlights of some of our recent activities follows. We held our 6th annual Healthcare Symposium, sponsored by Johnson and Johnson on September 6th and 7th at the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick. More than 100 minority business owners and corporate members received information from procurement experts from Northwell Health, Mt. Sinai Health Systems, Westchester Medical Center, the Billion Dollar Roundtable, Pfizer, NMSDC and Johnson and Johnson on how to pursue opportunities in the healthcare sector, along with information on the importance of supplier diversity and its economic impact on the US economy. Attendees also received key operational advice from several of our certified MBEs that have been successful in securing contracts in this important sector.  Supplier Diversity and the Healthcare Industry: Thought Leadership at the 2016 Healthcare Symposium


On September 15th we held our semi-annual biz-breakfast meeting at our office in Manhattan, which provided our certified MBEs with an opportunity to network with other MBEs and corporate members to develop and renew relationships that may lead to new business opportunities.

Looking ahead to the fall of 2016, we will hold our annual Sustainability Symposium on October 4th. Sponsored by Citi at their offices on East 53rd Street in Manhattan, this half day event will focus on sustainability in the supply chain. The Symposium brings together like-minded individuals from Fortune 500 companies, government and academia to discuss the importance of incorporating sustainability initiatives into supply chain business practices. We look forward to your participation in this event.

The 2016 NMSDC Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange will be held at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, October 23-26. The NMSDC Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange is the nation's premier forum on minority supplier development. For four days, more than 6,000 corporate CEOs, procurement executives and supplier diversity professionals from the top multinational companies, as well as leading Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American business owners and international organizations will convene to re-energize their collective efforts to Certify > Develop > Connect > Advocate for solid minority firms' participation in the global corporate supply chain. Please visit  www.nmsdcconference.com for further information. We look forward to seeing you in Chicago for this important event.

Each year, the New York and New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council's Partnership Awards Gala recognizes and honors the achievements of stellar minority-owned firms and corporate members who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in creating rewarding business relationships. The effects of these relationships are felt nationwide from the creation of new jobs, to the delivery of those services and goods that are strengthening our economy every day.

Join us on Thursday, November 3 at Cipriani 42nd Street as we celebrate this success! A special thanks to MetLife for serving as our corporate chair and to MBE Capital Partners and SHI International for serving as our MBE co-chairs.

We appreciate your continued support of the Council.



Terrence Clark, President & CEO

WE WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU!

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.

GALA MBE CO-CHAIR SPOTLIGHT:



RAFAEL MARTINEZ
MBE & Capital Partners 

At MBE Capital Partners (MBECP) our only focus is to provide funding services for MBEs selling goods and services to Fortune 500 companies on credit terms of 60 days or less. You should talk to us about how we could create a finance program that we will build, manage and fund for your vendors based on your needs. Our Signature program is Speed Pay which is a Hybrid of an MSP (Managed Supplier Program) with Accelerated payments like a Supply Chain Finance program without the cumbersome onboarding process. We also provide purchase order financing paired with our finance programs.

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CORPORATE SPOTLIGHT:



TRUNG TIEU, ASSOCIATE MANAGER
SUPPLIER DIVERSITY, Pepsico

Trung Tieu has been a part of PepsiCo's Supplier Diversity Program since 2014. Prior to that, he was part of the Supply Chain Integration team for the Quaker Foods and Snacks Division. In that role he provided oversight to the Innovation Pipeline through the development and implementation the Quaker Foods and Snacks Innovation Project Management Tools.




MBE SPOTLIGHT:



ANIL KAPOOR
SVAM & International Inc. 

SVAM International Inc. is a Global Information Technology (IT) services provider that delivers value and competitive advantage to its customers by improving their access to critical information, automating their business processes, and helping their personnel collaborate effectively. Since its inception in 1994, SVAM has grown into a Global organization with over 600 employees in the United States, Mexico and India. SVAM's global development centers utilize the Correct ShoreSM business model that leverages global talent to help clients improve speed and agility while cutting costs via offshore resources and support. We serve government organizations, Fortune 1000 companies and the SMB marketplace across multiple verticals.

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THE COUNCIL AROUND TOWN




Our very own Dora Reddick, Associate Director of MBE Services, participating on the Inside Edge Conference Certification Panel in Scottsdale, AZ August 3-6, 2016. INSIDE EDGE is an annual event for small business owners and experts who work with corporate clients - or who want to. It's the place they come to learn, to get inspired, to build relationships and to chart their future.




THE COUNCIL WELCOMES ITS NEWEST

THE COUNCIL WELCOMES ITS NEWEST

CERTIFIED SUPPLIERS


AIOPX Management Consulting

American River Group of Companies, Ltd

Doddi Information Technologies, Inc.

ECUA PRODUCE TRADE LLC

Envision Innovative Solutions Inc.

Iris Software, Inc.

Keeper of the Brand

Keystone Contracting Corp.

Kinsey Communications

Magnolia Advisors, LLC

Meridian Design Associates Architects, P.C.

Michelle Martorell DBA Creative Ideology

Motivate Design, LLC

Sooryen Technologies LLC

Sphynx Software Solutions, LLC

WM Group Services, LLC

NEW INITIATIVE


Learn more about The Council's Small Business Accelerator Program.
We use an award winning executive training curriculum designed for small business
 owners who are ready to grow their business. Business must be located in New
Jersey and looking to do business in Newark.



INFO & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:


How Asking "What If?" Will Lead Us to Tomorrow's Innovations



3 Hiring Strategies That Can Help You Find More Qualified Candidates


Why a Sustainable Supply Chain Is Key to Staying Competitive


The Power of Personal Touch Leadership


Election Season Stealing Your PR Thunder? How To Navigate Around News And Still Grab Headlines - Forbes




At a glance: 2016 Calendar

OCTOBER

15
SEP
OCT
Hispanic Heritage Month
04
OCT
Sustainability Symposium
Location: Citi
Register here 
05
OCT
Supplier Diversity Pathfinder-Membership Information Session
07
OCT
Eastern MSDC Awards Gala- Pittsburgh
Please contact Eastern MSDC with questions

10
OCT
Columbus Day- Office Closed
13
OCT
MBEIC Meeting

23
26
OCT
The 2016 NMSDC Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange
Location: McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois
For more information, visit www.nmsdc.org
31
OCT
Pre-Certification Workshop (PCW)
Location: The Council Headquarters
For more information, visit www.nmsdc.org
Are you considering applying for NMSDC Certification with the NY & NJ MSDC, but need more information? Are you confused by the requested documentation?  Are you having problems navigating through the application portal? Meet the team that will be handling your application at the NY & NJ MSDC Pre-Certification Workshop (PCW). You will get assistance on the Affiliate portal application process, qualification criteria, documentation overview and more....  The PCW is open to non-Council certified suppliers, suppliers that are considering applying or have not completed their applications in our certification portal and need more clarification on the application process or just need more information overall. The PCW can be attended by you or the staff person responsible for filling out your application. PCW sessions are held on the last Monday of each month at our offices located just a couple of blocks from NY Penn Station unless otherwise notified. So check our website for confirmed dates. Please register for a session convenient for you by RSVP to dreddick@nynjmsdc.org
NOVEMBER
03
NOV
Annual Partnership Awards Gala Dinner
Location: Cipriani 42nd Street
Register here
09
NOV
Quarterly Members Meeting-TBD
10
NOV
MBEIC Meeting
11
NOV
Veteran's Day
17
NOV
New Supplier Orientation
24
NOV
Thanksgiving Day - Office Closed
25
NOV
Day After Thanksgiving Day - Office Closed
28
NOV
Pre-Certification Workshop (PCW)
Location: The Council Headquarters
Are you considering applying for NMSDC Certification with the NY & NJ MSDC, but need more information? Are you confused by the requested documentation? Are you having problems navigating through the application portal? Meet the team that will be handling your application at the NY & NJ MSDC Pre-Certification Workshop (PCW). You will get assistance on the Affiliate portal application process, qualification criteria, documentation overview and more.... The PCW is open to non-Council certified suppliers, suppliers that are considering applying or have not completed their applications in our certification portal and need more clarification on the application process or just need more information overall. The PCW can be attended by you or the staff person responsible for filling out your application. PCW sessions are held on the last Monday of each month at our offices located just a couple of blocks from NY Penn Station unless otherwise notified. So check our website for confirmed dates. Please register for a session convenient for you by RSVP to dreddick@nynjmsdc.org

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




For more information on Annual
Sponsorships and to sign up:

 


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