Pacific Southwest MSDC Second Quarter News 2017

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July, 2017 – In This Issue:

There’s Still Time to Register for the July 28 Business Conference!
Maximize your connections to Minority Business Enterprises, Corporations, and Government Agencies!

Benefits of Attending
  • Exposure to hundreds of representatives from locally & nationally owned Minority Business Enterprises, Community Organizations, Corporations, and Government Agencies.
  • Face-to-Face Meetings with Corporations & Government Agencies in Matchmaking Sessions.
  • Learning sessions designed for MBE development & education.

Meet Park Howell!
Park Howell joins the Business Conference & Opportunity Fair leading an interactive workshop to help Minority Business Enterprises grow their sales, organizations, and people. MBEs will learn how to craft their business story and use it to be seen and heard in today’s economy.
Park Howell, the founder of the Business of Story platform, is a trusted brand story strategist, sought-after speaker on story marketing, and is the professor of storytelling in the Executive Masters of Sustainability Leadership at Arizona State University. He has helped international brands, including Coca-Cola, Beyer Pharmaceutical, Cummins Diesel, American Express, and the United States Air Force craft and tell compelling stories that sell. Learn more about Park and the Business of Story here.

Business Conference Sponsors
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Introducing the Community Events Calendar!
Have an event you’d like to share? Submit it here.

Parsus Solutions, LLC Partners with Pink Jeep Tours
Since 2015, the Parsus team has partnered with Pink Jeep Tours to provide technology assistance for all their online assets and eCommerce presence. Parsus is also currently involved in the design and development of their new website which is expected to launch this fall. A high-level synopsis of the goals are as follows:
  • Develop and maintain a real-time interface to the reservation system to provide a seamless, smooth tour-booking experience in Arizona (Sedona, Grand Canyon) and Nevada (Las Vegas)
  • Track and report on all traffic generated through SEO, PPC and all other channels
  • Allow non-technical users to manage all website content
  • Manage all aspects of software hosting and maintenance through real-time monitoring, Content Delivery Network (CDN) and secure processing of all transactions
The following technologies used for this project:
  • Windows Server, SQL Server, php, WordPress, custom-developed plugin for eCommerce and reviews
Pink Jeep Tours has been inspiring customers since the 1960s by providing once-in-a-lifetime adventure tours through some of the most scenic and wildest canyons in Southwestern United States. Guides go through intense training to teach customers about each destination’s flora, fauna, geology and history.

Subrosa Investigations, LLC Chosen for the Latino Business Action Network Stanford Latino Entrepreneur Leaders Program
The Latino Business Action Network (LBAN) has selected 75 Latino entrepreneurs from across the United States to be a part of the fourth cohort of the Stanford Latino Entrepreneur Leaders Program. The initiative is a six-week program jointly developed by Stanford University and LBAN. Its focus is to help Latino and Latina business owners scale their businesses.
The new cohort of the Stanford Latino Entrepreneur Leaders Program comprises an elite and talented group of innovators and business leaders [including Daniel G. Perez, President & CEO of Subrosa Investigations, LLC.], whose drive, work ethic and tangible results will drive our American economy and strengthen communities across the United States.

CoronadoDC Wins $2 Million Contract with the U.S. Federal Government
CoronadoDC, a certified MBE located in San Diego, Calif. recently won a $2 million contract to provide logistical support services to the U.S. Federal Government nationwide, including Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.
Also, CoronadoDC, in alliance with W.W. Grainger is opening a new ServMart store at 1200 Harbor Drive in San Diego. The store will supply the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corp with Maintenance, Repair, and Operations (MRO) items, along with necessary tactical gear and supplies. The store is scheduled to open by the end of July.

Do you have a success story you’d like to share? We’d love to share it! Submit to Amanda Howard at

Welcome Newly Certified MBEs!
Pacific Southwest MSDC is proud to introduce the following Minority Business Enterprises recently certified with the Council.
Software consulting and staffing services
Manufacturer of gas turbines, diesel and rotary engine power systems, electrical generator sets, sound attenuated housings and electrical controls.
Provides cybersecurity consulting and critical facility / infrastructure construction services.
Serving the needs of the hospitality industry – hotels, casinos, public spaces, convention centers, restaurants, and senior living/assisted care facilities.
Hispanic Digital Advertising Agency
Assists corporations and diverse businesses to maximize business opportunities. With over 25+years of experience obtained from working in the Federal Government, Corporate, and non- profit sectors, we assist our clients with their business development & business-to-business endeavors.
Recycles and refurbishes computers, laptops and other electronics from large companies that refresh their information technology equipment regularly.
Telecommunications accessory distributor.
IT Professional Services- Data Storage, Cloud Computing and Cyber Security Support Services
Full service event management company that plans, markets, and produces meetings, conferences, seminars, and events including annual sales meetings, networking receptions, symposiums, board meetings, and conferences.
IT Consulting, Training and Development
Real estate brokerage and real estate appraisal firm. I appraise residential real estate. I also help my clients buy, sell and invest in real estate.
Provides custom printed labeling products to businesses. Thermal labeling solutions, and variable data labeling products for including barcoding labels.
Warehouse Management, Temperature Controlled and Dry Warehousing, Freight Management Consulting, TMS (Transportation Management System) Support and Maintenance, Transportation Software Integration
JAG Construction, LLC
Provides services for grading paving, and storm drain utilities. Arizona
Jim Melton’s Jerky Shoppe, LLC
Manufactures and sells a meat marinade that is made according to a proprietary formula and recipe. The marinade is used primarily in the preparation of beef (and other meats) jerky. California
JVJ Can 22 Corp Social Media Marketing with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Online Reputation Monitoring of Yelp, Zumato, TripAdvisor Foursquare, Business Directory Listing. Geo- Fencing Marketing. Arizona
Luminos Global, Inc. Company focused on providing state of the art efficient lighting solutions California
Precision Industrial Painting, Inc. Specializes in Chemical Conversion Coatings (common name “Chemfilm”), Wet Spray Applications (Paint, DryLube) and Part Marking for the Military, Commercial, Aerospace and the Electronic Industries. Arizona
S-Square Systems, Inc. Committed to the success of companies implementing different software applications and technologies. California
SilverCloud Services Corp Provide high volume, multi-location, task driven services on a local and national level including light duty installation and removal, field work, survey, and verification services. Arizona
TRABUS We are dedicated to solving real-world problems that drive market innovation across the government and multiple industry sectors. Fast-growing and widely diversified, TRABUS is a high-tech wireless, IT and software engineering corporation. California

MBEs, Have You Opted In?
NMSDC Central Introduces MBE2MBE Search Tool

The MBE2MBE Search Tool and MBE2MBE Collaboration Survey provides relationship-building opportunities for NMSDC certified MBEs.

Certified MBEs* opting-in to the search tool will have the opportunity to market their business to other MBEs and search** for other MBEs they would like to do business with.
To Opt-In or Opt-Out:
  • Log in to your NMSDC Central profile using the password provided by Nichole Jackson.
  • Once logged in, you will be provided with the ability to opt-in or out of using this module.
  • If you decide to opt-in, you will be required to sign off on the Terms of Use Agreement (printable) that is provided.
  • Based on your decision, you will be sent a system generated email that confirms the option you have chosen.
Carefully review the information provided regarding access and utilization of this new module by following this link:  Download
If you have any questions or need help accessing the tool, contact MBE Services Manager Nichole Jackson at or 480-397-1756
*Only currently certified MBEs have access to the module. 
**MBEs who opt-out of the module will not have access to search for MBEs and will not be visible in search results. 
Your referral is the highest compliment! Please invite minority businesses you know to our workshops and events!
Pre-certification Workshop 
San Diego Lunch & Learn
*Mandatory for all new MBEs*
Please contact Nichole Jackson, MBE Services Manager for a Username & Password for our online application.
With all questions and concerns regarding Certification and Recertification: 
(480) 397-1756 

About the Council
The Pacific Southwest Council is the regional affiliate of the National Minority Supplier Development Council. We are the only national certifying entity of ethnic minority business enterprises serving Arizona and San Diego County. Our certified Minority Business Enterprises are part of a vast network of more than 1,700 Corporate Members and 12,000 MBEs nationwide. The Council is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization.