News & Events

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!

Upcoming Events

2022 Signature Events

Business Opportunity Exchanges
Business Opportunity Exchanges

September 2022 | Fall Business Opportunity Exchange

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Networking for Scholarships
Networking for Scholarships

September 21, 2022 | Crystal Springs Resort, Hamburg, New Jersey

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Educational Programs
Educational Programs

Quarterly | Developing Your Business Workshops
Quarterly | MBE to MBE Networking
Fall 2022 | Healthcare Symposium
Fall 2022 | Sustainability Symposium
Fall 2022 | Biz Connect

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Partnership Awards Reception
Partnership Awards Reception

September/October 2022

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Virtual MatchMaking Sessions
Virtual MatchMaking Sessions

Quarterly 2022

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Biz Connect
Biz Connect

Fall 2022

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Blog & News

A Juneteenth Message from Our President
A Juneteenth Message from Our President

June 16, 2022

Juneteenth, celebrated the 19th of June, is a holiday that observes the end of slavery in the U.S. and marks the day in 1865 when news of emancipation reached people in the deepest parts of the former Confederacy. Though only officially declared our nation’s newest federal holiday in 2021, Juneteenth has been celebrated for decades […]

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2022 Spring Business Opportunity Exchange
2022 Spring Business Opportunity Exchange

March 15, 2022

AGENDA  |  WORKSHOPS  |  MEET THE SPEAKERS  |  MATCHMAKER SESSIONS  |  OUR SPONSORS Resilient MBEs, refined supply chains, growing bottom lines — you can find this and more at our biannual Business Opportunity Exchanges (BOE). Spend two days with us as you seek, seize, and secure successful business opportunities. About the Event Join us for […]

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Corporate Spotlight: The WNET Group
Corporate Spotlight: The WNET Group

March 14, 2022

The WNET Group creates inspiring media content and meaningful experiences for diverse audiences nationwide. It is the nonprofit parent company of New York’s THIRTEEN – America’s flagship PBS station – WLIW21, THIRTEEN PBSKids, WLIW World and Create; Long Island’s only NPR station WLIW-FM; and ALL ARTS, the arts and culture media provider. The WNET Group […]

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MBE Spotlight: Alamo Insurance Group
MBE Spotlight: Alamo Insurance Group

March 14, 2022

As a leading, certified, minority-owned, full-service insurance broker and risk advisor headquartered in Secaucus, NJ, the Alamo Insurance Group is devoted to finding the opportunity in risk. Whether risk identification, assessment, prioritization, or mitigation, we are committed to delivering a truly differentiated client experience. Our founder and principal, Luis Alamo, has personally guided the agency […]

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Past Event Galleries

Pride Global: DSA Connects
2021 Networking for Scholarships
2021 Biz-Reconnect
2019 NJ Exchange
2019 Business Opportunity Exchange

Press

2022 National Caribbean-American Heritage Month
2022 National Caribbean-American Heritage Month

June 23, 2022

In a month jam-packed with diversity celebrations, the New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council would also like to take a moment and recognize the contributions of Caribbean-Americans to our nation—and our economy. We hope that by commemorating National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, we will remind all Americans that this country’s strength is rooted […]

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It’s Pride Month
It’s Pride Month

June 10, 2022

June is Pride Month, and we are excited to amplify the rainbow of voices, experiences, and history shared by LGBTQIA+ people. As allies, we use this time to share our commitment in supporting the queer community as we work together to create a future free from discrimination and cruelty.  This June, we pay tribute to […]

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AAPI Spotlight: Chih-Chin Sun
AAPI Spotlight: Chih-Chin Sun

May 10, 2022

Chih-Chin Sun has extensive branding, marketing, and communications experience, having worked with a large roster of global brands. She has focused her career on positioning and promoting products and services for companies that are expanding internationally. Ms. Sun founded EMMA Worldwide in 1998 as a marketing and promotions house in New York City. She expanded […]

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AAPI Heritage Month Spotlight: Navin Persaud
AAPI Heritage Month Spotlight: Navin Persaud

May 5, 2022

As the Procurement Outreach Partner at  the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York (FHLBNY) for over four years Navin Persaud has been responsible for procurement, supplier diversity and facilities management in the Corporate Real Estate department. Navin’s primary role is to support the procurement function, which includes supplier diversity initiatives under the pillars of […]

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