Each year, the MBEIC Sharing Success Awards recognize outstanding individuals and corporations who, through procurement and advocacy, have kept supplier diversity at the forefront of America’s business scene. This is also an opportunity to salute the success of minority business enterprises (MBEs) who have defied the odds and built firms that contribute to the national economy thorough job creation and community development. These firms represent all spheres of business and industry. They are manufacturers, distributors, and service firms. All of our honorees have one trait in common and that is the commitment to hard work and community service.
ChicagoMSDC Corporation of the Year
Presented to a chief executive officer of a National or Local member of Chicago MSDC who has provided the leadership that has created an exceptional minority business program and has exhibited exemplary civic leadership overall.
ANDERS C. RASMUSSEN, JR.
Supplier Diversity Program Manager Award
Presented to the Program Manager who has gone above and beyond what is required to assist MBEs to connect and be positioned to have the best chance at the opportunity. This person also serves as a role model for Supplier Diversity Professional in the Chicago Council.
OUTSTANDING BUYING/CONTRACTING EXECUTIVE
Corporate Buyer Award
Presented to the buying or contracting executive who has shown, by their actions, a true commitment to minority purchasing and has been a leader in their corporation in supporting the organizations Supplier Diversity Goals.
MAYE FOSTER THOMPSON MINORITY BUSINESS ADVOCATE
Presented to a Chicago MSDC certified minority Business Owner that has demonstrated extraordinary support for minority business development. The Owner also has an excellent record of consistently doing business with other MBEs.
Presented to an individual or organization who/which, through dedication and determination, led the way to unprecedented or significant business opportunities for minority businesses with their industry.