NEW YORK, NY — The New York and New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council (NYNJMSDC) is thrilled to announce that Alpha Business Solutions and Walker SCM have joined as 50th Anniversary VIP Sponsors for their momentous 50th anniversary year. These partnerships mark a significant milestone for the Council as it aligns with its mission of promoting minority business development, supplier diversity, and economic inclusion. The Council wishes to express its deepest gratitude to our VIP Sponsors for their generous support and commitment to advancing supplier diversity. Their ongoing partnership plays an integral role in driving economic empowerment and creating a level playing field for all MBEs.
As the largest African American male owned payroll/employer-of-record firm in the industry, Alpha Business Solutions is a vision-driven company that has created a new approach to doing business within the industry. CEO, Gene Waddy, has been a longstanding member of the Council since co-founding DIVERSANT in 2005. After selling that company in 2021, he founded Alpha Business Solutions. He and his company bring with them a wealth of experience and expertise that will undoubtedly contribute to the success of the NYNJMSDC’s initiatives. Waddy’s dedication to helping minority businesses was a driving factor for his support of the Council during their 50th Anniversary year.
Similarly, Walker SCM, a prominent name in the logistics industry, has stepped forward as a sponsor to support the initiatives of the NYNJMSDC. With their extensive network and deep-rooted commitment to supporting minority businesses, Walker SCM’s sponsorship further amplifies the Council’s ability to connect minority suppliers with potential customers and forge long-lasting partnerships. They are unique in the logistics industry, as a certified-MBE with a global reach, operating in over 25 different countries. They have a true dedication to diversity and their knowledge and expertise will also amplify the mission of the Council to help MBEs find success throughout the year.
The NYNJMSDC has been a pioneer in supplier diversity since its establishment in 1973. Over the past five decades, the Council has dedicated itself to creating opportunities for minority-owned businesses by connecting them with corporations committed to diversity and inclusion. As it embarks on its 50th year, the additional support of these sponsors further enhances its ability to drive transformative change and cultivate mutually beneficial relationships.
“We are thrilled to welcome these two certified-MBE organizations as VIP sponsors for our 50th anniversary year,” said Terrence Clark, President and CEO of the NYNJMSDC. “Their meaningful support is invaluable, especially during this time when we are exploring expanded opportunities for minority-owned businesses locally, and promoting economic equity throughout the network. Together, we will make a lasting impact on the supplier diversity landscape and foster a more inclusive business ecosystem.”
The New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. (The Council) is an affiliate of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). The Council is dedicated to increasing business opportunities for certified minority business enterprises (MBEs) and connecting them with corporations and government entities that value supplier diversity. Through advocacy, capacity building, and supplier development programs, the NYNJMSDC promotes economic inclusion and fosters mutually beneficial relationships between MBEs and corporations.