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Regional roundup

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Supplier Diversity


Regional roundup

This new section lists supplier diversity and related events. For society meetings, career fairs and similar activities please check out Events.

Schedules change frequently. Please confirm all dates and locations before making plans.

Southern California Minority Business Development Council holds its supplier of the year awards luncheon at the Omni Hotel-Downtown in Los Angeles on July 9. For details see www.scmbdc.org/events.

Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council holds its annual supplier diversity golf classic July 10 in Middlefield, CT. See www.cmsdc.org for more info.

Oklahoma Minority Supplier Development Council stages the thirty-first annual Oklahoma business conference and opportunity fair from July 15-16 at the Clarion Meridian Convention Center in Oklahoma City, OK. Details at www.omsdc.org.

Northern California Supplier Development Council hosts the NCSDC minority business opportunity expo on July 30 at the San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA. For more info, click to www.ncsdc.org.

Women�s Business Enterprise Council PA-DE-south NJ holds a breakthrough breakfast and business opportunity fair August 5 at the Doubletree Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA. For details, see www.wbecouncil.org.

Carolinas Minority Supplier Development Councils hold a business opportunity conference, �supplier diversity: key to global success,� at the Hilton Charlotte Center City hotel and Charlotte convention center, Charlotte, NC, August 10-12. Log onto msdc.adaptone.com/carolinasmsdc for more information.

The 2009 marketplace of opportunities of the Tennessee Minority Supplier Development Council will be held August 26-27. See www.tmsdc.net for details.

Great Plains Minority Supplier Development Council presents a business fair and golf outing September 8. See www.gpmsdc.com for details as available.

Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council holds its business opportunity expo September 9-11 at the MGM Grand Foxwoods in Mashantucket, CT. See for more info.

Greater San Diego Business Development Council will stage its 2009 business opportunity conference on Sept 23. Location and details at msdc.adaptone.com/gsdbdc.

Expo 2009 minority business development marketplace of the Houston Minority Business Council is scheduled on September 1-2 at the George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX. See www.hmbc.org for more information.

Upstate NY Minority Supplier Development Council plans its 31st annual expo and business fair for September. See www.unyrmpci.org for details as they become available.

Council Enterprises of Wisconsin, Central Illinois and Iowa will stage a Heart of Illinois trade fair September 23. See www.suppliercouncil.org for more info.

Midwest Minority Supplier Development Council holds its Midwest business opportunity fair September 24 at the St Paul River Centre, St Paul, MN. See www.mmsdc.org for details.

Women�s Business Enterprise Council PA-DE-south NJ holds a breakthrough breakfast and business opportunity fair October 16 at the Sheraton Philadelphia in Philadelphia, PA. For additional details see www.wbecouncil.org.

Southern California Minority Business Development Council holds a leadership award dinner at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles on October 16. For details, see www.scmbdc.org/events.

National Minority Supplier Development Council holds its national conference and business opportunity fair October 25-28 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA. More information at www.nmsdc.org


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