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Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council 2012 Suppliers of the Year Awards Announced!
This event celebrates outstanding certified MBEs partnerships with member corporations. MBEs are nominated by member corporations and compete in the local competition for the "Supplier of the Year" award in four major categories, determined by MBEs' gross annual revenues. Local winners receive prestigious business scholarships, special recognition, and compete in the regional and national competition for the NMSDC "Supplier of the Year" award.
This years' winners were:
SPONSORS: American Honda Motor Co. served as the event's title sponsor for the 22nd consecutive year. Additional sponsors included: (platinum) Southern California Edison; Southern California Gas Company; Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A.; Union Bank; (gold) AEG; Kaiser Permanente; Northrop Grumman, Think Ink; Walton Isaacson; (silver) AT&T; Chevron; Cordoba Corporation; Los Angeles World Airports; Metropolitan Water District of Southern California; Southwest Gas; The Walt Disney Company; WellPoint; and Wells Fargo.
BACK-GROUND: Under the program, MBEs are judged by the Supplier of the Year award selection committee, which is comprised of SCMSDC corporate members, on their demonstrated growth and development; employment and job creation; consistent high quality operations, products/services and business performance; procurement/purchasing spend with MBEs; mentoring and other forms of assistance to MBEs; and more. To be considered for an award, a minority business must be nominated by an SCMSDC corporate member and certified as a minority business in good standing by the council. NMSDC introduced the program in 1981 as a way of measuring the success of circulating corporate dollars into the minority business community. As an affiliate of the national council, SCMSDC has participated in the program since 1985.
For information, visit http://www.scmsdc.org/Events/Supplier-of-the-Year-SOTY.
ABOUT SCMSDC- Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council is the premiere organization strengthening economic ties between large, public-, private- and foreign-owned corporations and minority men- and women-owned business enterprises. As the region’s leading minority business advocacy organization, SCMSDC represents the interests of more than 600,000 minority businesses in its 13-county service area in Southern California. The council offers nationally recognized certification to minority-owned businesses, strategic networking between corporate members and certified firms, and education, information, and skills development to help minority businesses enhance their capacity. Headquartered in Los Angeles and one of 37 regional councils in the National Minority Supplier Development Council network, SCMSDC has made a positive impact in the minority business community since its founding in 1975. For more information, visit www.scmsdc.org.
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