Our Corporate Members


Our Corporate Members

Our corporate members are large public, private or foreign-owned companies, universities, hospitals, government agencies, or other buying institutions that are committed to supplier diversity and purchasing from certified Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs). These corporations support minority supplier development in the Carolinas and Virginia which include national members of NMSDC as well as local members of the Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council. 

Top 10 Reasons Corporations join CVMSDC

  • CVMSDC aligns MBEs with corporations
  • CVMSDC assists corporations in meeting their corporate directives
  • CVMSDC recommends and positions MBEs for RFI/RFP/RFQ inclusion
  • CVMSDC helps mitigate the risk for doing business by certifying minority business enterprises (MBEs)
  • CVMSDC offers an annual Supplier Diversity Pro Forum to educate and connect Supplier Diversity professionals to engage in best practice sharing
  • CVMSDC provides an environment in which corporations find peers and valued networking
  • CVMSDC values commitment to the minority community and the overall economic sustainability of the marketplace
  • CVMSDC understands corporate goals and objectives to implement effective supplier diversity initiatives
  • CVMSDC offers programs to build capacity and development for regional MBEs to engage with corporate members
  • CVMSDC innovates, elevates and transforms to sustain corporate members

Membership benefits

  • Members receive exclusive access to a password – protected online directory of certified minority vendors listed by industry
  • Members have opportunities for sharing best practices, trends, and innovative approaches that help increase the number of business partnerships with Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs)
  • Unique training offerings to help develop and refine minority supplier programs
  • Mentoring opportunities with a corporate peer
  • Member has access to tools and resources that support supplier diversity program objectives
  • Buyer/supplier forums that match corporate buyers and MBEs from the same industries to explore business opportunities
  • Access to a larger pool of qualified suppliers
  • Resources to help achieve a supplier base that more closely reflects customer demographics
  • Increased opportunity for greater savings and higher quality goods and services due to increased competition
  • Increased ROI from minority business development and corporate economic development efforts in the community where you do business
  • Opportunity to enhance your ethnic market sales initiatives
  • Assistance in developing or improving your company’s supplier diversity programs
  • Added recognition by stakeholders and the local community of your strong corporate citizenship
  • Members will get assistance with the demands of customers, and government compliance requirements