President's Perspective

The Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. (ChicagoMSDC) is a premier organization for increasing business opportunities between major buying organizations and minority-owned businesses.

 

"The Fierce Urgency of Now"

Our nation's economic prosperity depends on the full engagement of all its citizens. We remain committed to the promise of diversity and inclusion. -- Joset Wright-Lacy, President, NMSDC

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2015 We are changed, but we are strong

As you know well, ChicagoMSDC and the NMSDC network was “under construction” as it implemented the NMSDC strategic plan. I am pleased to say through the rigor ChicagoMSDC has prevailed; we are changed, but we are strong.

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A Year of Innovation and Change

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Chicago Business Opportunity Fair allows the Council to reflect, but also requires us to plan for an uncertain future.

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CBOF48 Success and Feedback

Thank you for participating in the 48th Annual Chicago Business Opportunity Fair!

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Don't abolish Minority Business Development Agency

Call to action to preserve the Department of Commerce's Minority Business Development Agency from budgetary cuts proposed by the Trump Administration.

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In the Loop Interview Airs March 6, 2015

Monroe Anderson and Diana Rickert discuss Shelia's presidential perspective on several topics of interest. From unions to supplier diversity to the upcoming Chicago Business Opportunity Fair #CBOF48.

The interview will broadcast tonight at 7:00pm CST on WYYC PBS Chicago (Channel 20). If you miss tonight’s airing of the program, there will be a re-broadcast of the episode on Sunday at 6:30pm CST.



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Letter from the President & CEO

Letter from President and CEO, Shelia Morgan. A december 2014 prelude to the ChicagoMSDC annual meeting and new year 2015.

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NMSDC Advocacy Memorandum

The Trump Administration's proposed cuts to the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) will have a chilling effect on efforts to grow opportunities for MBEs in the government sector.
-- Joset Wright-Lacy, President, NMSDC


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Rolling Out Interview: Shelia Morgan Talks Business

Rolling Out recently sat down with Morgan to discuss her start in business, three factors she feels women need to be successful in business, and what to expect from the 48th annual Chicago Business Opportunity Fair.

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Strides of an Icon

As the Chicago Affiliate of the Minority Supplier Development Council (ChicagoMSDC) gears up for its signature event, Chicago Business Opportunity Fair (CBOF), I would like to pause to reflect on the strides this council has made over almost five decades and share my optimism for minority business in the years ahead.

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