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LOS ANGELES, June 30, 2011– Southern California Minority Business Development Council (SCMBDC), the region’s leading minority business advocacy organization, will be honoring outstanding minority entrepreneurs at its 27th Annual Supplier of the Year Awards luncheon on July 7 at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel, located at 251 S. Olive St.
6/30/2011 10:32 AM
The event, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., celebrates the outstanding performance of minority business enterprises (MBEs) in their contracts with SCMBDC corporate members.
William C. “Bill” Allen, president and CEO of Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) is the keynote speaker. LAEDC is the region’s premiere business leadership organization whose mission is to attract, retain, and grow business and jobs for the regions of Los Angeles County. Nelson Davis, president of The Making It! Institute for the Advancement of Business, is the emcee.
Through the program, established by the National Minority Supplier Development Council, corporate members nominate certified MBEs in good standing with the council for an award. MBEs are judged by the Supplier of the Year Award selection committee, which is comprised of SCMBDC 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.
This year's nominees include: Federal and Commercial Contracts, Inc., Inglewood, Calif.; Gifts Cetera/Cetera Marketing, North Hollywood, Calif.; Kambrian Corp., West Covina, Calif.; Cal Micro Recycling, Ontario, Calif.; Dorado Design and Construction, Burbank, Calif.; Glow Electric, Hawthorne, Calif.; KMA Promotions, Gardena, Calif.; Icon Blue, Los Angeles; Max Out, Inc., Industry, Calif.; People's Choice Staffing, Corona, Calif.; Prava Construction Services, Fallbrook, Calif.; Zeesman Communications, Inc., Los Angeles; A10 Chemical Solutions, Cary, N.C.; ChemicoMays, LLC, Southfield, Mich.; Intertrend Communications, Long Beach, Calif.; Pacific Rim Capital, Aliso Viejo, Calif.; Philatron Wire & Cable, Santa Fe Springs, Calif.; Walton Isaacson, LLC, Sherman Oaks, Calif.; WebMetro, San Dimas, Calif.; Alorica, Chino, Calif.; Rose International, Chesterfield, Mo.; SodexoMagic, LLC, Beverly Hills, Calif.; and Technology Integration Group, San Diego.
One winner is selected in each class category, based on annual sales of less than $1 million (Class I), between $1 million and $10 million (Class II), between $10 million and $50 million (Class III), and $50 million and greater (Class IV). The awards are presented at the luncheon.
This is American Honda Motor Co.'s 21st year as title sponsor. Other sponsors to date include: AEG; American Airlines; Amgen, Inc.; AT&T; BP; Chevron; Dorado Design and Construction, Inc.; Kaiser Permanente; Los Angeles Department of Water and Power; Los Angeles World Airports; Metropolitan Water District; Northrop Grumman; Philatron Wire & Cable; Southern California Edison; Southern California Gas Co.; Southwest Gas Corp.; The Walt Disney Company; Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.; U.S. Bank; Walton Isaacson, LLC; and WellPoint, Inc.
MBEs and corporate representatives will be on-hand to support the nominees and cheer on the award winners. For information, tickets or sponsorship opportunities, contact Lauren Knight at email@example.com or (213) 689-6940. Tickets will not be sold at the event.
Southern California Minority Business 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, SCMBDC 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, SCMBDC has made a positive impact in the minority business community since its founding in 1975. For more information, visit www.scmbdc.org.
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Vicki Cho Estrada
Cho Estrada Communications
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