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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2018 Annual Procurement Business Conference

The Pacific Southwest Minority Pacific Southwest Minority Supplier Development Council invites you to attend the day and a half procurement business conference which include robust educational opportunities comprised of two tracks: one for Corporate Procurement Professionals and the other for MBE/Suppliers.
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Third Party Suppliers Targeted by Hackers in Big Data Breaches

Website Cybersecurity Series Session 1 on March 6th: Cybersecurity Realities, Reducing Website Vulnerabilities, and Protecting Your Business Do you remember the Target data breach in 2013? It was one of the largest data breaches of all time, with millions of credit and debit card numbers and customer information stolen through malware uploaded to Target’s POS syste...
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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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Call for MBEIC Officer Nominations

Pacific Southwest MSDC is now accepting nominations for 2018-2020 Officers of the Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee (MBEIC). You may nominate (or self-nominate)* an MBE that is certified by PSWMSDC no later than Nov. 28th, 2017, 11:59 pm PST.  Click HERE to submit your electronic nomination for 2018-2020 MBEIC Officers. *Please note: Only the owner of the certifie...
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U.S. Open Golf Champion Joins Pacific Southwest MSDC Golf Tournament to Support Minority Businesses

Pacific Southwest MSDC is thrilled to announce 1996 U.S. Open Champion Steve Jones is joining us for the Oct. 27, 2017, Golf Tournament to support our mission of economic development and sustainability of minority business enterprises locally and regionally. After the tournament, players and volunteers at the event will hear Jones' incredible story of persevering through inj...
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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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