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Buy MBE Day

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Saturday, September 25

Support Minority

Business Enterprise

Since 1983 MBDA has led the National Minority Enterprise Development Week (MED Week) observance to recognize the achievements and economic contributions made by Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs).  This year’s MED Week celebration will culminate with the 2nd Annual Buy MBE Day on Saturday, September 25, 2021!

Buy MBE Day helps generate awareness, support, and revenue to the millions of minority-owned firms across the country by:

  • Encouraging engagement with MBEs representing companies owned and operated by African Americans and Pacific Islanders, Hasidic Jews, and Native Americans.
  • Motivating individual consumers as well as private and public sector buyers to intentionally show their commitment to minority businesses by shopping with them in person and/or online.
  • Demonstrating appreciation for the contributions ethnic minority entrepreneurs make to their local economies.
  • Spotlighting how MBEs improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods.
    Inspiring success throughout the MBE community.

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You are invited to join the
celebration hosted by
MBDA’s national network!

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Interested in

becoming a sponsor?

MBDA is seeking National Buy MBE Day Campaign Sponsors to help generate awareness and promote participation across multiple media channels and encourage individual and corporate patronization of MBEs through their retail, business-to business, and eCommerce storefronts.

Get Involved!

Whether you sponsor or participate, we need your help to spread awareness about 2021 Buy MBE Day, here's some ideas on how:

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  • Contact an MBDA Business Center or Specialty Center to learn more about MBE firms that can meet your procurement needs.
  • Participate in MBDA’s Matchmaking Sessions during 2021 National MED Week Conference.
  • Show your support by adding the BUY MBE DAY digital stamp to your website and include in your social media posts.
  • Be passionate about directing spend to MBEs; they fuel economic growth and prosperity in our communities.

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  • Show your support by adding the BUY MBE DAY digital stamp to your website and include in your social media posts.
  • Do you have a physical location open for business? Request a window placard from a MBDA Business or Speciality Center to spotlight your participation in “Buy MBE Day.” Limited supply available.

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  • Show support on your social media channels by posting about or tagging minority businesses you frequent.
  • Make a referral and find other creative ways to promote minority businesses! Use #2021BuyMBEDay when you are shopping at minority businesses on September 25.


Antavia F. Grimsley, CGMP

Program Manager, National Minority Enterprise Development Week and Buy MBE Day
1401 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20230

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