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 81, 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.

Celebrating Juneteenth: Commemorating the Journey Towards Equality
Celebrating Juneteenth: Commemorating the Journey Towards Equality

June 18, 2024

Today marks a day of celebration and remembering the freedom that was long sought after by enslaved people in America. On June 19, 1866 the last slaves in Galveston, Texas were informed that they were free — more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed. Since that day, Juneteenth has evolved into a […]

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Proudly Celebrating Caribbean American Heritage
Proudly Celebrating Caribbean American Heritage

June 10, 2024

June also marks the beginning of a month-long celebration of the Caribbean American culture. At The Council, we are proud to honor the rich heritage, profound contributions, and enduring spirit of the Caribbean American community.  We can see the influence that Caribbean American culture has had on our country—from the rhythmic beats of reggae, soca, […]

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MBE Spotlight: Devin Jackson
MBE Spotlight: Devin Jackson

June 7, 2024

Devin Jackson is a distinguished technology leader and entrepreneur, currently serving as the CEO at GrahamStak, a dynamic IT firm specializing in government contracting. At GrahamStak, Devin leverages his extensive technical expertise and strategic vision to drive innovative solutions for government projects, particularly those requiring highly skilled cloud and cybersecurity personnel. In addition to his […]

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MBE Spotlight: Arlenis Dominguez
MBE Spotlight: Arlenis Dominguez

June 5, 2024

Arlenis Dominquez is the Founder and President of Vivid Arc, an architecture and design firm located just outside New York City. For the past 10 years, she has worked as a licensed architect throughout the states of New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. Her passion for architecture stems from the desire to share […]

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June’s Warm Welcome: Honoring LGBTQ+ Pride and Progress
June’s Warm Welcome: Honoring LGBTQ+ Pride and Progress

June 1, 2024

June brings in warm weather and with it Pride Month! This month holds a lot of significance as we come together and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community, honor its rich history, and recognize the strides made toward quality and acceptance. Pride Month is not only a time of celebration but also a reminder of the ongoing […]

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MBE Spotlight: Liza Pizarro-White
MBE Spotlight: Liza Pizarro-White

May 22, 2024

Liza Pizarro-White is the CEO and Founder of LPW, where she has steered LPW with unwavering dedication for over 20 years. Today, LPW is a thriving minority and woman-owned enterprise, specializing in technology training. LPW has expanded globally, boasting a network of over 500 trainers spanning 54 countries and 34 languages with over 13,000 successful […]

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MBE Spotlight: Chris Colbert
MBE Spotlight: Chris Colbert

May 13, 2024

Chris Colbert is a Webby & New York Festival award-winning podcast host, producer, and writer. He is the CEO and Founder of DCP Entertainment, a media production & distribution network for underrepresented voices. Prior to founding DCP Entertainment, Chris previously worked at SXM and Cadence13, where he worked with names like Jamie Foxx, Touré, Joy-Ann […]

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Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month: Honoring Diversity, Empowering Communities
Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month: Honoring Diversity, Empowering Communities

May 6, 2024

Spring is officially here, bringing with it a vibrant celebration of culture, history, and contributions from the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. At The Council, we embrace the richness of diversity in all its forms, recognizing the role AAPI individuals and businesses play in shaping our society and economy. Celebrating Achievements This month […]

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Past Event Galleries

Check out some of our favorite moments from past MBE events and educational programs.

2024 Business Opportunity Exchange
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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