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This is a rush request with a quick turn around. Deadline date:  Wednesday, April 9, 2014 by Close of Business.
Southern California Edison is seeking certified WMDVBE* firms qualified and specialized in providing REGIONAL GRID OPTIMIZATION.

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 Click here to view Connections for March 2014: March Connections

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Click here to view Connections for February 2014: February Connections

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MBOD 2014 to be held March 5-6 at Universal City

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 20, 2014 – There are B2B trade shows, business forums and networking events, and then there’s Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council’s (SCMSDC) Minority Business Opportunity Day (MBOD). MBOD features all of the above in one convenient venue and takes place March 5 and 6 at the Sheraton Universal Hotel, located at 333 Universal Hollywood Drive in Universal City. Toyota will serve as the event’s title sponsor for the sixth consecutive year.

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Click here to view Connections for January 2014: January Connections

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In 2013, SCMSDC celebrated 40 years as the region’s premier minority business advocacy organization, honored the first woman recipient of its prestigious Leadership Award, worked with sister advocacy groups and governmental agencies to institute greater collaboration to foster minority business enterprise (MBE) development, and sought new avenues to find alternate revenue streams for smaller minority businesses.

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Beginning Jan. 1, 2014, as mandated by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), ALL affiliated regional councils will implement  a new, more standardized, certification fee structure and reciprocal certifications have been eliminated.

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As the year winds down, now is a good time to reflect on 2013 and set goals to grow your business in 2014. Business owners who commit to annual goals and revisit them throughout the year are more likely to achieve greater success in the long-run than those who don’t.

Here are a few tips to setting business goals:

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To better serve corporate members and certified minority business enterprises (MBEs), the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) -- the organization with which SCMSDC is affiliated -- is restructuring its network. The restructure will be completed and operational starting in January 2014.

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It’s not too early to start making plans to join us for Minority Business Opportunity Day (MBOD) on March 5-6. MBOD 2014 offers two exciting days of informative and engaging workshops, one-on-one matchmaking and unique networking opportunities that will help minority firms jumpstart their business in 2014.

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