Event Date :May 24, 2017, 6:00 PM To May 24, 2017, 9:00 PM(EST)
Event Type : Paid
Venue Location: 3050 Woodbridge Avenue, Edison, NJ, United States
Description :

Learn how to become a Minority Certified Business.
The New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. (The Council), established in 1973, is a vital link between major corporations and minority business enterprises (MBEs). Each year, member corporations have reported billions of dollars spent with Council-certified Minority Business Enterprises. Serving the New York and New Jersey region, The Council is one of the 23 regional affiliates of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. (NMSDC).
The New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. (The Council™), a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, identifies minority suppliers; certifies bona-fide minority business enterprises; and facilitates procurement opportunities between major purchasing entities and Council-certified minority suppliers. That supplier group includes Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native-American businesses located throughout the state of New York and Northern and Central New Jersey including Trenton. The Council’s membership consists of Fortune 500 corporations, government agencies, educational institutions and non-profit organizations.
The Council encourages its membership of Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, educational institutions and non-profit organizations, to include MBEs as their regular suppliers of products, goods and services. Through its MBE certification program, The Council links a myriad of businesses for local, national and global impact. The Council is committed to advancing supplier diversity initiatives to a world-class level.


The mission of The Council is to:
  • Continuously enhance and expand our program offerings to create high-level value for all stakeholders (Corporate Members and MBEs);
  • Certify and develop ethnic-minority business enterprises to build a sustainable diverse supply chain;
  • Provide platform to connect suppliers with private and public sector procurement opportunities; and
  • Advocate for the growth and development of our Corporate Member and MBE business relationships.


Terrence Clark
Terrence Clark serves as the President and CEO of the New York-New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council. At the Council, Terrence provides operational oversight and carries out full management and operational responsibilities for the Council staff including personnel, administration, work delegation and performance evaluations. He also provides supervision and direction related to the Council program areas and activities in the Council’s market areas which are the State of New York and New Jersey up to the Trenton area.


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