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Certification Benefits

The Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council (ChicagoMSDC) is an exciting organization focused on building strategic alliances between our buying members and our certified minority business enterprises (MBEs).

Your annual membership contribution will afford you the following benefits:

Business Consortium Fund
Provides working and equity capital to minority businesses doing business with NMSDC buyer members.
Buyer-Seller Networking Events
Over 20 sponsored networking events each year
Chicago Business Opportunity Fair - CBOF
Promotes interaction between 4000 participants from public and private-sector buying organizations and minority companies
Chicago Minority Business Report (CMBR) Newspaper
An issue-oriented newspaper for minority businesses and major purchasers
Corporate Bridges
An entrepreneurship training program that "links small business with big business in Chicago."
Internet Presence
On-line buyer directory, links to your company's home page, bid opportunities, calendar of events and MBE-to-MBE communication.
MBE Certification
ChicagoMSDC certification is accepted at Fortune 500 corporations, State of Illinois, Cook County, Chicago Park District, City Colleges of Chicago and the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority

Certification Application    
   
  $500.00 (Gross Annual Sales Under $2 million)
  $750.00 (Gross Annual Sales Between $2 million and $8 million)
  $950.00 (Gross Annual Sales Over $8 million)
Recertification Application    
   
  $300.00 (Gross Annual Sales Under $1 million)
  $675.00 (Gross Annual Sales Between $1 million and $10 million)
  $750.00 (Gross Annual Sales Between $10 million and $50 million)
  $950.00 (Gross Annual Sales Over $50 million)
Subscription Service    
   
  $300.00 (Gross Annual Sales Under $1 million)
  $550.00 (Gross Annual Sales Between $1 million and $10 million)
  $675.00 (Gross Annual Sales Between $10 million and $50 million)
  $875.00 (Gross Annual Sales over $50 million)

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