MBE 2 MBE Exchange

The 2021 Minority Business Enterprise Exchange

The Chicago MSDC MBEIC Chair will announce a new award program developed by the NMSDC. This award is given to the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) constituents who have demonstrated a commitment to transacting business with other certified National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) Minority Business Enterprises through promoting and creating business opportunities for the economic development, job creation and the advancement of minority business development.

Business Smart Week in Chicago

MBE-2-MBE is a vital part of Business Smart Week in Chicago, August 2-5, 2021. This year’s theme is “Accelerating Business Diversity – Moving Forward Together”. This year’s program will feature discussions on breaking down barriers to minority businesses growth with James Lowry, Senior Advisor Boston Consulting Group and Vince Williams President and CEO Chicago MSDC, a conversation with Michael Fassnacht, President and CEO of World Business Chicago and Barbara Lumpkin, Founder and Principal of Lumpkin Strategies, LLC, Constance Jones, Senior Director of Network Delivery Services for NMSDC and Henry Childs II Chairman and President of the Business Consortium Fund with talk about leveraging capital to fund minority business growth, Ralph G. Moore, President of RGMA to discuss Year 2: The Impact of COVID-19 on Supplier Diversity, Langdon Neal, Principal and Owner at Neal and Leroy, LLC will discuss “How to Sustain Strategic Partnerships and Corporate Procurement opportunity roundtables. To learn more about Busines Smart Week, click here.