October’s Message From The President


Terrence Clark
The New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council conducted its Healthcare Symposium on September 9th. The event, which was held at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ provided an opportunity for our MBEs to receive invaluable insight into the healthcare industry and how to participate in its supply chain. It is because of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and University Hospital’s major support and participation that this event was such a great success. We especially extend our thanks to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for serving as the event host and sponsor. Likewise, we are thankful for our annual sponsors’ support of this event, and for your participation.
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, On September 30, 2015, we will be hosting our “The State of Hispanic-Owned Business NY & NJ” Forum in partnership with Hudson County Office of Minority and Women Business Enterprise To register for this Event Click Here. We welcome you to join us as we continue our exciting “State of Minority-owned Business” series. On October 8th, we will hold our Sustainability Symposium at Citi, 388 Greenwich Street in lower Manhattan. At this seminar, we will discuss innovative ideas that will address the impact and influence of sustainability in a diverse supply chain. We urge our corporate members and MBEs to attend this seminar.

The Council continues to initiate and implement programs geared toward minority business growth and supplier diversity program development. We have partnered with several financial services organizations to offer options that our MBEs can use to assist with debt capital and accounts receivable financing. These opportunities have been placed on our web site www.nynjmsdc.org, on our new programs page. You can learn about these opportunities by visiting this page at nynjmsdc.org/programs. Visit this site and page now and often to get the latest information on these and other innovative and helpful programs.

We appreciate your support and participation in 2015 as they are key to the development of programs and events for Corporate Member program development and MBE growth. You should have received the 2016 Sponsorship Packages information via US Postal mail, If not, contact lgreen@nynjmsdc.org. Please help to continue the great work we do together and join us as an Annual Corporate Sponsor for 2016.

We also look forward to seeing our Corporate Members and MBEs in San Diego at the NMSDC Conference – Economic Impact- Redefining the Business Case from October 18 – 22, 2015, which will facilitate the renewal of business relationships by both parties, encourage the development of new ones and provide seminars that will enhance your business acumen.

Terrence Clark, President and CEO

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