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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 certification includes several benefits:


National Database Inclusion
Minority-owned suppliers are listed in the national MSDC database of suppliers accessible by all corporate members.
Networking Events
Over 20 Buyer-Seller sponsored networking events each year.
Chicago Business Opportunity Fair - CBOF
Reduced fees to attend CBOF, the first and largest, local procurement conference promoting minority suppliers and public and private-sector buying organizations. >>
ChicagoMSDC Magazine
The Council's private magazine for supplier diversity news featuring minority businesses and major purchasers.
MBE-to-MBE Exchange
Certified MBEs receive FREE access to a full day of insights, discussion and opportunities to collaborate, buy, and/or sell with fellow MBEs in greater Chicagoland area. >>
Match Making
Qualified, certified MBEs are invited to various corporate 1-on-1 matching events and exclusive corporate matching programs each year.
Reciprocal Certification Agreements
ChicagoMSDC certification is recognized as the Gold Standard for minority business enterprise certification. Receiving additional recognition from government agencies can be expedited. >>

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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