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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

2022 Hispanic Heritage Month
2022 Hispanic Heritage Month

September 26, 2022

This Hispanic Heritage Month, The Council proudly recognizes the millions of Hispanic Americans who enrich our nation. We celebrate the prosperity of our nation’s Latinx/Hispanic businesses and business owners and applaud communities in New York and New Jersey — and around the nation — that fully commit to their growth and development.  The National Council […]

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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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Past Event Galleries

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

Press

MBE Spotlight: Partake Foods
MBE Spotlight: Partake Foods

September 8, 2022

Denise Woodard is the Founder and CEO of Partake Foods, a natural food company that was inspired by her daughter’s experience with food allergies. Partake’s first product — delicious, better for you, allergy-friendly cookies — was launched in 2017 and can now be found in more than 8,000 retail outlets, including Target, Trader Joe’s, Kroger, […]

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MBE Spotlight: Masterex Technologies Inc.
MBE Spotlight: Masterex Technologies Inc.

July 22, 2022

Masterex Technologies Inc. established with a goal to provide the best, most cost-effective solutions to their client’s information management needs. They provide objective business advice to help their clients achieve market-leading results. More and more companies are turning to Masterex Technologies Inc. to help them create business value through technology that translates into superior market […]

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Corporate Spotlight: National Fuel Gas Company
Corporate Spotlight: National Fuel Gas Company

July 22, 2022

National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE: NFG) is a diversified, integrated energy company with a complementary mix of natural gas assets located in the heart of the prolific Appalachian basin and supplemented by quality oil-producing assets in California.  From the bottom of the wellbore to the customer’s burner tip, National Fuel has structured our collective group […]

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MBE Spotlight: The Sophia Consulting Firm
MBE Spotlight: The Sophia Consulting Firm

July 21, 2022

Based in New York City, The Sophia Consulting Firm LLC (SCF) is a strategic scientific marketing and communications consultancy that partners with global emerging and established life science organizations with the goal of amplifying scientific innovation. Key therapeutic areas of focus include oncology, women’s health, regenerative and aesthetic medicine. SCF was founded in 2017 by […]

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