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.

MBE Spotlight: Irene Smalls
MBE Spotlight: Irene Smalls

February 13, 2024

Growing up in Harlem, New York in the 1950s, Irene Smalls experienced and lived through segregation, integration, racial violence, the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement, and present-day racial conservatism. These experiences affected her at a young age and continue to influence the career she has made for herself.  Irene Smalls is a Black Historian, Author, and […]

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Reflecting & Celebrating Black Excellence 
Reflecting & Celebrating Black Excellence 

February 1, 2024

At The Council, we are excited to welcome the month of February as it marks a month-long celebration of Black History.  This annual observance is a time to reflect on the rich history, achievements, and contributions that African Americans have made to our nation throughout the years. This year, we want to take this opportunity […]

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Honoring & Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Honoring & Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 12, 2024

As we continue to push for progress and equality, the 95th Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. serves as a time of reflection and remembrance of his contributions to advancing minority communities everywhere. Today, we reflect on his teachings and the principles he championed. Dr. King’s dream of a just and equal society is […]

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MBE Spotlight: Taiye Doughty
MBE Spotlight: Taiye Doughty

December 14, 2023

For Taiye Doughty, the spirit of entrepreneurship in his family began back in 1875 when his great-grandfather Hector Walker was born. He was the first entrepreneur from their family in America. He started as a sharecropper and grew to become a modest farmer which ignited a bold spirit of business ownership that he passed down […]

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Farewell to The Council’s 50th Anniversary Year
Farewell to The Council’s 50th Anniversary Year

December 13, 2023

As this year comes to a close, everyone at The New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council would like to take a moment to reflect back on the moments that made our 50th Anniversary year one of the best yet, because there was a lot to celebrate!  But, before we dig into what […]

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2023 Veterans Day Message
2023 Veterans Day Message

November 8, 2023

When November 11th was officially named Veterans Day in 1952, United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower called upon all citizens to join together in “solemnly remember[ing] the sacrifices of all those who fought so valiantly on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom.” As our troops continue […]

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MBE Spotlight: Ezra Salami
MBE Spotlight: Ezra Salami

November 1, 2023

Ezra Salami specializes in business law-related matters spanning a business’s entire life cycle, namely corporate formation and governance, investment agreements, and contractual agreements. On top of his business law expertise, clients who work with Ezra gain first-hand exposure to years’ worth of small to mid-sized commercial litigation experience, adding an invaluable perspective on the real-world […]

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Native American Heritage Month: Honoring Indigenous Businesses & Contributions
Native American Heritage Month: Honoring Indigenous Businesses & Contributions

November 1, 2023

Native American businesses play a crucial role in the economic landscape of the United States. Collectively their business encompasses a wide array of industries, from agriculture and manufacturing to technology and healthcare. As such, they contribute not only to our local and regional economies but also to the overall prosperity of our nation. We want […]

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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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