Letter from the President & CEO

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

As we bid 2014 farewell, I would like to personally extend a sincere heart felt thank you to each Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council Corporate Member, Certified MBE, Board Director, volunteer and staffer for another successful year; I am honored to work with each of you! With your support, commitment to the mission and vision, ChicagoMSDC delivered relevant and progressive programming for minority supplier development throughout 2014. ChicagoMSDC’s economic impact is undeniable as the council affected growth in the minority supplier community, job creation & retention as well as the tax base.

Although, the NMSDC network underwent a rigorous strategic restructuring in 2014, I am happy to report that ChicagoMSDC is strong. MBEs and Corporate Members remained stalwart and continued to look at ChicagoMSDC as their strategic business partner. It is especially noteworthy that our supporters and collaborators devoted time, contributions and constructive feedback to move our agenda forward to certify, develop, connect and advocate for minority supplier development.

Nevertheless, there is still more work to be done and you can make a difference in 2015 and beyond. I encourage each of you to include ChicagoMSDC in your new year’s resolution, “I ask that you make a concerted effort to double your council participation in the upcoming year!” Join a ChicagoMSDC committee, get acquainted with the board of directors, MBEIC and staff. Become a client of the MBDA Business Center, align with someone within your industry, let us help tell your story and most importantly let ChicagoMSDC assist you with new avenues to succeed.

The Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council has done great work for nearly five decades and I encourage you to reap the benefits of that investment and what is to come in the future. ChicagoMSDC is here to serve. Let’s work together to make 2015 the greatest year yet for minority supplier development!

Happy Holidays!

Shelia Morgan
President & CEO