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NMSDC PRESIDENT/CEO ADRIENNE TRIMBLE
TESTIFIES BEFORE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
SUBCOMMITTEE ON DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

Adrienne Trimble, President and CEO of NMSDC, will testify Wednesday before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion, on a panel of three diversity professionals discussing “Good for the Bottom Line: A Review of the Business Case for Diversity and Inclusion.”
The testimony is scheduled to be televised live Wednesday on CSPAN from 2:00 PM-3:30 PM (EDT).
A part of the House Financial Services Committee, chaired by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), the Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee is chaired by Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH).
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DOMINIQUE MILTON, PRESIDENT & CEO, SPEAKS TO BLACK WALL STREET
Cathy Williams of Ferguson and CVMSDC President Dominique Milton discuss Supplier Development and BOC 2019 on the WHOV 88.1 FM “Black Wall Street Today” program.
CVMSDC is grateful for the continued support of BOC 2019 sponsors Ferguson and the Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development. During a recent radio interview on Black Wall Street Today, CVMSDC President & CEO Dominique Milton talked about the importance of supplier development and the upcoming opportunities at the 2019 Business Opportunity Conference.
The theme of BOC 2019 is “Embracing the Future of Our Economy,” and the two-day event, scheduled for Aug. 5-6 in Virginia Beach, Virginia, will feature presentations, seminars, workshops and networking events that provide additional insights on how companies can successfully participate in the technology marketplace of the future.
 
CAROLINAS‐VIRGINIA MINORITY SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL PROMOTES
MARJILETTE BROWN TO DIRECTOR OF CERTIFICATION

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – In September 2018, the Carolinas‐Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council will name Marjilette Brown as its new Director of Certification, a promotion from her current role as manager of certification, which she has held since 2015. Brown’s previous management and supervision duties include serving on the National Minority Supplier Development Council Technical Advisory Certification Committee; training NMSDC affiliate presidents and certification staffers on certification best practices; and managing the certification process for Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and corporate end‐users throughout North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

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CAROLINAS-VIRGINIA MINORITY SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL ANNOUNCES THOMAS BOWLES AS NEW DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE SERVICES IN VIRGINIA
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Dominique Milton, president & CEO of the Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council, announced that effective April 1, Thomas Bowles will join the CVMSDC team as consulting Director of Corporate Services for Virginia. Bowles has been heavily involved in supporting the Council for years. His prior contributions include: V-RING MBEIC Chair, Board and Executive Committee Member, and more than 20 years of providing professional, corporate business services. Bowles will perform his corporate services duties in a consulting capacity on a part-time basis.

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ALTRIA HOSTS ‘COMMUNITY DAY OF SHARING’

Our CVMSDC Virginia team, along with Virginia MBEs, supported Altria in its Community Day of Sharing event. This is an annual opportunity for our certified MBEs to work alongside Altria’s procurement buyers while giving back to the community.

This year we worked at Maymont Park preserving historical trees and popular woodland trails. Volunteers also prepared kits for homeless men in need, Richmond Behavioral Health patients, and helped prepare for Easter events to benefit kids in the community.

MBEs had lunch meetings with prospective buyers in their industry – making connections and talking about opportunities at Altria. This event is always a great success and supports the CVMSDC mission by providing value to our MBEs through connecting and advocating. We hope you can join us next year!!!

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