Corporate Membership


TSMSDC is expanding and doing exciting things to help its Corporate Members.  We also serve as pioneers in helping to scale MBE suppliers. There are many agencies which promote themselves and the cause of Supplier Diversity , but TSMSDC exists as the MBE advocate. We take the ground-up approach which consists of one-on-one connections with corporate partners and MBE suppliers. Our mission is “To ensure the development of mutually beneficial relationships between ethnic minority businesses (suppliers) and major corporations (purchasers), by promoting and expanding business and procurement opportunities as they strive to be the product and service providers of choice”. TSMSDC maintains a strong commitment to economic parity by informing MBE suppliers of corporate procurement opportunities, educating our geographic footprint on the purpose and benefits of minority business development.  In addition, we look to inspire successful corporations and entrepreneurs from a wide range of industries to work together, to build trust and business-to-business collaborative connections that lead to long-term, mutually beneficial economic success.


Corporate Members benefit by expanding their link to the rapidly growing minority marketplace and by gaining greater access to qualified suppliers to source. By integrating our supplier pool with minorities, you increase your competition, reduce cost and improve quality. This fosters a transitional relationship with stakeholders which can lead to a stronger local economy. TSMSDC is a resource that can assist corporations in developing, marketing and enhancing their minority business development program in a productive and efficient manner. WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

  • Assistance to achieve a supplier base that closely reflects your customer’s demographics
  • Increased opportunity for greater savings and higher quality goods and services due to increased competition
  • Increased return on investment from minority business development and corporate economic development efforts in the community where you do business
  • Opportunity to enhance your ethnic market sales initiatives
  • Support in developing or improving your company’s Supplier Diversity programs
  • Adding recognition by stakeholders and the local community of your strong corporate citizenship
  • Meeting the demands of your customers and/or government compliance requirements
  • MBE Referral System – matching MBEs to corporations that have purchasing opportunities
  • Becoming a part of a network of over 1,750 National Corporate Members
  • National corporate membership provides access to a national database of more than 12,000 certified MBEs
  • Providing industry specific benchmarking and best practices in Supplier Diversity
  • Training for Supplier Diversity professionals
  • Networking with corporations and MBEs

Training and Assistance

Corporate Members

As an advocate of diversity in business activity, TSMSDC works with our Corporate Members to help them formulate and track their Supplier Diversity programs which will benefit a corporation’s business needs, short and long term goals and bottom-line which creates a stronger economic fabric for our area through stronger minority businesses.

MBE Referral / Sourcing

Corporate Members can contact TSMSDC when they are looking for a referral to a certified MBE. To conduct a search for a certified MBE, contact TSMSDC via phone –615.259.4699,  e-mail or by logging into your online PRISM account.



As a Corporate Member of the TriState Minority Supplier Development Council (TSMSDC), a corporation must commit to the following requirements:

  • Have or establish a minority business development policy or plan in support of Supplier Diversity and minority business development
  • Report annually aggregate dollar purchases from MBEs
  • Designate a representative as a point of contact
  • Participate in TSMSDC local activities
  • Promote business opportunities for MBEs
  • Commit to an annual Corporate Membership fee
  • Serve as an Ambassador for TSMSDC in support of our mission
  • Support and promote TSMSDC mission, vision and goals


TSMSDC welcomes all corporations interested in becoming a Corporate Member. We offer assistance in establishing and improving your corporate Supplier Diversity programs – in addition to providing access to hundreds of certified minority owned businesses. CORPORATE APPLICATION AND CORPORATE BUSINESS PROFILE FORM


Gross Annual Revenue Annual Dues
Over $500 million $7,000
$50 to $500 million $4,000
$10 to $50 million $2,000
$1 to $10 million $1,500
Less than $1 million $800