MBE Business Development Workshop: Sub-Contracting and the Primes

Join Sydney Furbush, Manager of Supplier Diversity at SDG&E, a Sempra Energy utility to learn about opportunities through Primes. Learn how to sub-contract a portion of the work to a smaller diverse supplier and/or prove the best efforts to do so effectively.   The workshop is free for Pacific Southwest MSDC certified MBEs and Subscribers. $100 for all others.&n...
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How to Gain Influence with Procurement, Purchasing and Supplier Diversity Managers

MBE Business Development Workshop on March 23, 2018 Join us for a Business Development Workshop led by Pacific Southwest MSDC President/CEO Rainey Alben. This workshop focuses on best approaches to building strategic relationships with corporations you currently (or desire) to do business with.  We will review the history and current state of supplier diversity; identify k...
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Are You Making These 10 Mistakes that Could Cost Your Business Revenue?

What if customers could no longer find your website online? Google could flag or remove your website if your site is hacked. Your website, revenue, and reputation could be at stake. According to Verizon's 2017 Data Breach Report, 61% of data breaches targeted small to medium-sized businesses. The majority of data breaches are web-based attacks (through your website, email, s...
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New MBEIC Officers Elected

Pacific Southwest MSDC Certified MBEs elected a new chair and vice chair to the Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee on December 4th, 2017. Frances Vierkoetter, the owner of Clean Scene AZ, LLC was elected as the MBEIC Chair. Vic Bodiwala, owner of Danta Technologies was elected as the San Diego Vice Chair. Frances' company Company Clean Scene AZ, LLC provides Sp...
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Thank You for Making Our Holiday Receptions Great! (Photos Inside)

Thank you all for making our Holiday Receptions in San Diego and Tempe great events! Thank you to our sponsors: ADM Group, LLC; American Soju; The Cleaning Company; Occasion Staffing; Torrey Pines Town Car; and Wholesale Floors, LLC. We filled over half a dozen boxes with donations to the San Diego Food Bank and St. Mary's Food Bank! Thank you for your generosity! Some photos...
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2017 Annual Golf Tournament is October 27th!

Friday, October 27, 2017 Orange Tree Golf Club 10601 N 56th St Scottsdale, AZ 85254 The Pacific Southwest MSDC Annual Golf Tournament is a great day of golf, networking, and supporting the Minority Business Enterprises in the community. Proceeds from the Golf Tournament help us provide certification, development, education, and resources for minority-owned businesses in A...
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Pacific Southwest MSDC Selects New President

Phoenix, Ariz., Aug. 24, 2017 - The Pacific Southwest Minority Supplier Development Council has selected Rainey A. Alben to serve as the Council's new president. She assumes the duties of her new position on Sept. 11, 2017, and will manage the Council's offices and resources in Phoenix, Ariz. and San Diego, Calif. Alben stated she is looking forward to meeting all of the Cou...
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About Blind Cleaning Hits One Out of the Park

About Blind Cleaning, Inc., a certified MBE for three years, has gained work at Chase Field for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Owners James and Mary Thomas attended a Major League Baseball event for the PSWMSDC in early 2016. They met 2 Senior Directors and a Senior Coordinator of Supplier Diversity at the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball in New York City. James told them a...
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