Signature Events


Leadership Excellence Awards

The Leadership Excellence Awards Dinner Gala is the high point of the year. Always an elegant evening, it is the night we honor the change makers among us: in business, public office, diversity and inclusion. And we always do it in style.  The event actually encompasses two awards, the Leadership Excellence Award (LEA), and the MBE Input Committee-hosted Corporation of the Year Award (COTY). 

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Minority Business Opportunity Day

Minority Business Opportunity Day is an institution in Los Angeles. Always highly anticipated, MBOD brings together more corporate members, minority business enterprises, expert speakers and sponsors than any other single SCMSDC event of the year. 

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Supplier Of The Year

They're problem solvers, bringing innovative and cost-effective solutions. Nimble and flexible, they respond quickly to customer requests. They add value and get things done. These are the hallmarks of entrepreneurs at their best, and on July 18, you can meet these elite suppliers who are competing for prestigious local SCMSDC Supplier of the Year awards.

Sponsored by American Honda Motor Co. for the 29th straight year, the annual celebration recognizes top-performing minority business enterprises (MBEs) for their outstanding partnerships with corporate members.


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NMSDC National Conference

Be a part of the NMSDC Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange, the nation’s premiere forum on minority supplier development!

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Centers of Excellence

The Center of Excellence Program (COE), is a yearlong innovative pilot program which combines live and virtual meeting sessions which are designed to enhance all aspects of the MBE’s business acumen by increasing their ability, capacity and skills necessary to grow their business. This program builds minority entrepreneur competitiveness through relationship building and collaboration with the mentorship of corporate members, Class IV MBEs, Subject Matter Experts and Rutgers University.

MBE2MBE Open House

Sponsored by a certified minority business, the MBE 2 MBE Open House is specifically designed to provide an environment for MBEs to network and get to know each other, as well as meet select corporate members who are also invited to attend. Logistically, our objective is to hold these events in different geographic areas in our region to better reach SCMSDC’s far-flung base of certified MBEs. Philosophically, our goal is to build a greater sense of community among our MBEs and to even create opportunities for them to do business with and learn from each other.


Breakfast with Champions

Breakfast with Champions is an early morning speaker series. This program features networking over breakfast, a speaker presentation, Q&A, and “Needs and Leads.”


Doing Business With …

Doing Business With… Is a session that focuses on the nuances of doing business with a corporate member and its segments while discussing key challenges the business faces.

MBE Orientation

The MBE Orientation is a monthly program for MBEs already certified or in the process of becoming certified. At this program, MBEs learn about the value of their certification and how best to leverage it to reach their business goals.


Pre-Certification Workshop

The Pre-Certification Workshop is held once a month and provides a comprehensive overview of the application process, including required documents and eligibility. Attendees will also meet the team that will be handling their application.


MBE BizTalk

For business owners, time is money and they need real information they can put into action today. Each episode of MBE BizTalk features an in-depth conversation with a subject matter expert who’ll help you get a new, no-nonsense perspective on an important topic that can impact how you run, grow and scale your business.

Minority Business Leadership Academy

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