30TH ANNUAL IMPACT AWARDS GALA – VIRTUAL
THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2023
The Virtual Impact Awards Gala honors corporate members, MBE affiliates, and individuals for outstanding performance and achievements in business development and supplier diversity. The event also recognizes graduating high school seniors with scholarship awards presented through the TMSDC Education Foundation.
Time: 6:00 PM (CST)/7:00 PM (EST)
MINI BIZ MATCHMAKER – VIRTUAL
THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2023
… where businesses connect for success!
The Virtual Mini Biz Matchmaker connects certified MBEs to target contracting opportunities now and on the horizon for mutual success. It offers an opportunity to identify, connect and rung the ladder of success. It pairs MBEs with corporate representatives, in 15-minute one-on-one meetings to market and sell goods and services. It is an excellent way to identify, connect and close on a potential customer and to enhance supplier diversity initiatives.
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 NOON (CST)
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM (EST)
Fee: No Cost
BUSINESS MARKETPLACE – VIRTUAL
THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 2023
Take advantage of an industry-focused conference, featuring One-on-One Matchmaker Sessions among buyers, sourcing managers, procurement officers, and sellers. The virtual conference offers a keynote speaker, workshops, and networking activities to connect brands, support profitable businesses, and gain access to an array of industries. Targeted industries will include commodity listings, and appointments will be required. Hear prominent experts. Build business relationships. Inspire with purpose. Energize your business. Generate ideas.
Time: 8:45 AM – 2:00 PM (CST)
9:45 AM – 3:00 PM (EST)
2023-2024 TMSDC EDUCATION FOUNDATION
Presented during the Virtual Impact Awards
The TMSDC Education Foundation provides need-based financial support to assist academically qualified, graduating high school seniors who aspire to pursue a college education. The mission is to further education through personal development, educational tools and to encourage scholarship philanthropy. Established in 1994, the TMSDC Education Foundation is a separate 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Since its inception, the foundation has awarded over $2.4 million to 398 deserving high school seniors. Your support will help to promote education and help prepare students for the future.
2023-2024 ‘RAISING THE BAR’ MINI-SERIES – VIRTUAL
The signature ‘Raising the Bar’ Mini-Series was created as an invaluable resource to assist MBEs to develop, know, and grow their business and connect to major purchasers. Each unique one-hour session is designed for attendees to learn how to conduct business with corporations, government buying agencies, and other major purchasers. It is an informative, productive and value-add forum with take-a-ways for business success.
COE NEXT! – VIRTUAL
MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2023 – FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2025
TSMSDC’s Centers of Excellence (COE) is a protégé mentor program designed to provide certified business owners with invaluable information, procurement insights, and business expertise for growth and sustainability.
Due to its success, the Council is introducing an extended version called COE NEXT! This module will focus on the needs of MBEs who fall in Class I, with revenues between $500,000 and $1,000,000. The program will provide assessments/gap analysis, educational sessions, mentorship, and direct access to real-world experiences and bona fide knowledge in running successful small businesses to scale.
During the 18-month period both MBE mentors and corporate advisors will work directly with Class I MBE participants on examining skills that will ‘ramp up’ and help to overcome hurdles from the fledgling business phase, to advance to the next level as a business enterprise, and increase business acumen and professional agility. Each session will identify hands-on practical, transferable skills in areas of leadership, management and operations.