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Minority Business Network Magazine features The Grand Canyon Minority Supplier Development Council
Organizations are undoubtedly defined by their ability to face adversity. While some fold until the pressure, others resurface as stronger, more cohesive units redesigned and revitalized. The Grand Canyon Minority Supplier Development Council is a prime example.  View Details
Hispanic Business Magazine – Supplier Adversity
In this report, Hispanic Business Magazine spotlights the Top 25 Supplier Diversity Companies and minority-owned businesses that are battling to keep their contracts as virtually every industry downsizes its operations.  View Details
Grand Canyon Minority Supplier Development Council hosts Trade Fair
The Grand Canyon Minority Supplier Development Council will host its Annual Business Opportunity Trade Fair on September 21, 2010 at the Phoenix Convention Center in downtown Phoenix. The Council, which serves the Native American, Hispanic/Latino, African American, and Asian business communities, is collaborating this year with the Arizona Minority Business Enterprise Center (AMBEC), operated by AZHCC.  View Details
PR US Census Minority Population
The nation’s minority population reached 100.7 million, according to the national and state estimates by race, Hispanic origin, sex and age released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. A year ago, the minority population totaled 98.3 million.”About one in three U.S. residents is a minority,” said Census Bureau Director Louis Kincannon. “To put this into perspective, there are more minorities in this country today than there were people in the United States in 1910. In fact, the minority population in the U.S. is larger than the total population of all but 11 countries.”  View Details
GCMSDC 16th Annual Awards Luncheon “Award Winners”
The Grand Canyon Minority Supplier Development Council honors “top nominees” at its 16th Annual Awards Luncheon & Dance on June 9, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Phoenix. For the last 2 years Cara Liu, Newscaster, KPHO – Channel 5 served as Mistress of Ceremonies. The Council serves the Latino, African American, Asian and Native American business communities. The council re-structured its Awards Dinner the last 2 years to an “Academy Awards” type format, which included the Red Carpet Walk, a “Joan Rivers” impersonator, and the infamous phrase, “And the winner is….”.  View Details
Harriet R. Michel, president of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, was honored as one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business, during an awards luncheon sponsored by Black Enterprise magazine in Phoenix, Arizona, on February 3. Gayle King, editor-at-large of O, the Oprah magazine, served as mistress of ceremonies for the event.  View Details
U.S. black-owned businesses surge (Washington, DC)
Growth is 4 times the national rateBlack-owned businesses are among the fastest-growing segments of the American economy, the government said Tuesday.  View Details
ADOT halts minority effort
Discrimination in bid process to be reviewedA federal program that helps minorities and women get millions in highway-construction contracts is on hold until a state agency proves racial and gender inequity in Arizona.  View Details
Minority Companies Fear Changes to City Program
Minority companies fear changes to city program.Minority- and women-owned companies saw their sales to the city of Phoenix triple in the past five years, which advocates attribute largely to the city’s diversity program.    View Details
Grand Canyon Minority Supplier Development Council touts “New Stuff”
The Grand Canyon Minority Supplier Development Council, which serves the Hispanic, African American, Asian and Native American business communities, continues its revitalization with all new “stuff”. It has a new staff, new office location, new logo, new marketing brochure, new marketing campaign to reach seasoned minority firms, new growth, and new goals & initiatives. Their new “Project Look Ahead” is designed to increase business opportunities for their certified minority firms. The council will soon be announcing the appointment of their new Ambassadors who will play a significant role in the continued growth of the council. The council certifies and advocates for minority businesses in AZ.    View Details