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2018 Abe Venable Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement

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The Abe Venable Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement is presented to Dr. Leonard “Len” Greenhalgh, Faculty Director and Professor at Dartmouth College. Dr. Greenhalgh’s deep involvement in programs for minorities, Native Americans, and women – which ultimately became his life’s work – was motivated by seeing first-hand how minorities were treated during the social justice movement in the 1960s...

2018 Ronald H. Brown Leadership Award

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The Ronald H. Brown Leadership Award is presented to Margo K. Cargill, founder and CEO of Titanium Linx Consulting Inc., and president of the Uniondale New York Chamber of Commerce. With more than 22 years of combined experience in senior project management, marketing research, and strategic communications, Ms. Cargill is best described as a partnership architect with the proven ability of...

2018 Distinguished Supplier Diversity Award

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The Distinguished Supplier Diversity Award is presented to The Coca-Cola Company. The Coca-Cola Company is a total beverage company, offering over 500 brands in more than 200 countries and territories. Recognizing the impact that they have on the worldwide supply chain in the industry, Coca‐Cola encourages their own suppliers to adopt diversity programs and goes beyond its own industry to increase...

2018 Advocate of the Year

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Advocate of the Year is presented to Natalie Madeira Cofield, founder of Walker's Legacy, a global platform for the professional and entrepreneurial multicultural woman. In 2009, when Ms. Cofield found herself in need of female mentors and role models during the formation of her first entrepreneurial venture, Walker’s Legacy was born. Recognizing the need for positive and accessible examples of...

2018 Access to Capital Award

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The Access to Capital Award is presented to MBE Capital Partners, LLC (MBECP), the country's only Direct Lending Certified Minority Finance Company and the largest independent finance provider for small- to middle-market minority- and women-owned business enterprises in the U.S., Caribbean and Mexico. Originally founded to provide a suite of capital products designed specifically for small and mid...

2018 Veteran-Owned Business of the Year

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The Veteran-Owned Business of the Year is IMR Development Corp. Established in 2009, IMR is a service-disabled veteran-owned company that was formed to serve a niche market for smaller businesses in the construction management and infrastructure sectors. Initially focusing heavily on the construction and inspection services, IMR has expanded the company to include a Trenchless Division that offers...

2018 Minority Professional Services Firm of the Year

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Minority Professional Services Firm of the Year is awarded to Resource Management Inc. (RMI), a family-owned human resource, benefits, and insurance solutions provider. Established in 1995, RMI provides small to mid-size companies with a variety of services including human resources, payroll preparation, risk management, and employment law compliance. A founding vision of the company was to help...

2018 Minority Manufacturing Firm of the Year

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Minority Manufacturing Firm of the Year is presented to Champion Controls, Inc. Founded in 2003, Champion Controls is a leading control system integrator and manufacturer of quality engineered control systems, serving the heavy movable structures industry. Since its inception, Champion has experienced substantial growth, averaging 40% in the first 10 years and a more controlled steady growth rate...

2018 Minority Health Products and Services Firm of the Year

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Minority Health Products and Services Firm of the Year is presented to Anpac Bio-Medical Science Company. Co-founded in 2010 by Chinese-American scientists Dr. Chris Yu and Dr. Herbert Yu, Anpac Bio is the only liquid biopsy services company fully-commercialized and earning revenue worldwide. The company’s proprietary “Cancer Differentiation Analysis” (CDA) medical devices and liquid biopsy...

2018 Minority Export Firm of the Year

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Minority Export Firm of the Year is presented to McWong Environmental Technology (MET). Founded by President/CEO Margaret Wong, MET is a full-service environmental engineering company that manages more than a dozen active projects to address the toughest wastewater treatment challenges. Headquartered in California with branch offices in China, MET averages $10 million in revenue per project and...

2018 Minority Construction Firm of the Year

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Minority Construction Firm of the Year is presented to DAP Construction Management, LLC. Established in 2009, DAP got its start as a residential property renovation and swimming pool service company. Today, DAP is a fast-growing general contractor and construction management firm licensed in Arizona, Arkansas, and Texas with an emphasis in government and commercial contracts. Since expanding the...

2018 Minority Marketing and Communications Firm of the Year

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Minority Marketing and Communications Firm of the Year is presented to Sensis, a cross‐cultural marketing agency driving behavior change. Working beyond ethnic boxes, the agency creates useful, digitally relevant content to drive consumer action across cultures. While traditional marketing campaigns focus on the mass market or ethnic segmentation, Sensis long ago recognized the country’s ethnic...

HERStory - Women’s History Month

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Indra Nooyi – First APA Woman CEO of a Fortune 500 Company Indra Nooyi became the first South Asian American CEO of a Fortune 500 company when she took the reins at PepsiCo in 2006. Prior to this appointment, Nooyi was named the chief financial officer in 2000, president in 2001, and finally chairman of the board in 2008. Throughout her career, she has been featured on the Forbes “Most Powerful...

National Minority Enterprise Development Week

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The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is honored to celebrate Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week in partnership with the National Minority Supplier Development Council at the 2018 NMSDC Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange. MBDA will present a series of Powered by MBDA workshops and seminars at the conference that will focus on Federal Government resources including trade...