As we enter Hispanic Heritage Month, the Council remains focused on developing programs and events that enhance the development and growth of minority business enterprises and corporate supplier diversity programs. On August 1st , more than 120 MBEs and Corporate members attended our inaugural Biz Connect event, which was held at Clyde Frazier’s Wine and Dine. This event enabled our constituents to build and further business relationships. Prior to the event, four of our newer corporate members met with some of our MBEs to discuss business opportunities and develop relationships. The evening was a success! We plan to host similar events during the coming months as a way for some of our colleagues to connect with each other.

We also held our 3rd quarter Corporate Meeting at PSEG in Newark on August 3rd, where corporate members had the opportunity to learn about the strategic planning activities of the Council and discuss innovative ways to enhance their internal Supplier Diversity programs.

Looking ahead to September, we will hold our annual Healthcare Symposium on September 6th and 7th at the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick. Please join us at this two-day event and learn about the Healthcare Industry from a diverse global business perspective. Discover the changing demographics and shifting economic impact of this industry, and what it all means for your business.

We invite you to also attend the 10th annual MSDUK Conference in London, England, which will be held from September 20th to 22nd. At this event, MBEs will meet with business owners and corporations from Europe, South Africa, China and Australia and learn about expanding their services into new global markets. For further information, please go to

Enjoy the remainder of the summer and the coming Fall.

Terrence Clark, President & CEO

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