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Supplier Diversity For The Digital Age

Join us on June 13 as RGMA presents information on their Digital Suite. These comprehensive sessions will address the needs of both the supplier and supplier diversity professionals.
Join The ChicagoMSDC Business Advising Team For A Walk-Thru Of The Grow Grant Application, Now Open Until October 31st. Learn Priorities That Reviewers Will Be Looking For Upfront. These Sessions Will Help Ensure You Are Informed Before You Hit "Submit"!
Next In-Person Session:
Oct 20, 2022, 12:00 PM CST
Virtual Session 2:
Oct 27, 2022, 12:00 PM CST
Join the ChicagoMSDC business advising team for a walk-thru of the Grow Grant application, now open until October 31st. Learn priorities that reviewers will be looking for upfront. These 1-hour virtual sessions will help ensure you are informed before you hit "submit"!
Session 1:
Oct 13, 2022, 10:00 AM CST
Session 2:
Oct 27, 2022, 12:00 PM CST



It is our distinct honor, privilege, and pleasure to invite you to join the Chicago area business community for the historical and unprecedented 56th Annual Chicago Business Opportunity Fair (CBOF56) to be held at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, April 18-19, 2023.


Season’s Greetings!

As the year draws to a close, we look back with appreciation for your support. It’s been an absolute pleasure working with each of you during these past 12 months and we look forward, with excitement, to a new year of more great work together. Our office will close on Friday, December 22nd, in observance of the holiday season. We will return to regular business hours on Wednesday, January 3, 2024. Please take a moment to view our recent newsletter showing upcoming events and opportunities.
From all of us at ChicagoMSDC, have a safe, healthy Holiday Season and a Prosperous New Year!

For more than 56 years, the Chicago Business Opportunity Fair helped foster and facilitate connections that led to long-standing partnerships between minority-owned businesses and buying organizations.

Building on the legacy of the organization’s strong history, we are positioning ChicagoMSDC to continue to be transformative in the work that it does through the Chicago Business Opportunity Forums series of events.

Strengthening Diversity in Business CONNECTIONS

ChicagoMSDC is excited to share the 4th edition of our quarterly magazine!

This release provides you with an optimistic message from the president, updates on programs and events, highlights from the Annual Meeting & Holiday Brunch, information on the Allstate Business Diversity Summit, MBEIC General Meeting, and more.
We look forward to seeing you at the 2024 Chicago Business Opportunity Forums April 16th for our first signature event of the year!



To better prepare you for certification process, the ChicagoMSDC Certification Team, is hosting a month MBE Pre-Certification Workshop every 4th Wednesday of the month. The workshop will provide detailed information regarding the certification application and documentation process.

Your participation in the MBE Pre-Certification workshop will afford you the opportunity to get through the process much quicker. We look forward to seeing you there!


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

In 1968, a chain of events erupted into civil and economic mayhem that shook Chicago at its very core. Rising above the turmoil, a group of corporate and community leaders were determined to cast a spotlight of hope on seemingly hopeless situations and created The Chicago Business Opportunity Day.

NMSDC was chartered in 1972 to provide increased procurement and business opportunities for minority businesses of all sizes.


In supplier diversity, corporations and government agencies value and track certified minority business enterprises (MBEs).


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).


The Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council (ChicagoMSDC) certification process identifies firms that meet ownership and citizenship criteria.
Be a part of a burgeoning community of leaders and decision-makers by becoming a corporate sponsor.

Join Our Community

As a nonprofit organization, CMSDC’s extraordinary effectiveness is due in no small part to the generosity of our corporate members and MBEs, who regularly share their time, skills and resources to advance minority businesses, supplier diversity and economic opportunity throughout Chicago. If you’d like to help us realize our vision of business beyond barriers, Join the Movement & Give Back.

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ChicagoMSDC corporate members create opportunities for certified minority business enterprises to effectively compete in the procurement process for supply chain diversity.

#BuyDiverse Podcast


#BuyDiverse is joined by Dr. Ken Harris, CEO of The National Business League and Eric Hardy, w3r President and CEO.


#BuyDiverse is joined by Carlos Cubia, SVP and Global Chief Diversity Officer of Walgreens.


#BuyDiverse with Joe Handy, President and CEO of the National Black MBA Association


#BuyDiverse with w3r President and CEO, Eric Hardy

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Every year CMSDC host conferences and networking events which attract more than six thousand participants. Be a part of a burgeoning community of leaders and decision-makers by becoming a corporate sponsor.

Events and Meetings

View our featured events and meetings from all over the CMSDC network.
30 November 2023
November 30 , 2023 @ 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m

A big thanks to all of our supporters.

The generous support and investments of our sponsors and partners make it possible for CMSDC to continue providing opportunities for our certified minority owned businesses to increase their revenue.



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