Legacy

ChicagoMSDC is one of 23 affiliates of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), a nonprofit corporate membership organization that advances business opportunities for its certified Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American business enterprises and connects them to its corporate members. One of the country’s leading corporate membership organizations, NMSDC was chartered in 1972 to provide increased procurement and business opportunities for minority businesses of all sizes.

In 1967 and 1968, a chain of events erupted into civil and economic mayhem that shook Chicago at its very core. Rising above the turmoil, a group of corporate and community leaders were determined to cast a spotlight of hope on seemingly hopeless situations and created The Chicago Business Opportunity Day. The following year in 1969, the Chicago Business Opportunity Day was officially re-named CBOF, Chicago Business Opportunity Fair. The Chicago Business Opportunity Fair (CBOF) was a game-changer then and is still a game-changer in the new millennium. It remains as the signature event of ChicagoMSDC.

The success of Chicago's historical commitment to minority business spread nationally.  In 1972 the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) was chartered to provide increased procurement and business opportunities for minority businesses of all sizes.

The ChicagoMSDC is a proud affiliate of the NMSDC. One of the country's leading corporate membership organizations, NMSDC advances business opportunities for certified Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American business enterprises and connects them to corporate members.


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