The Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council Launches "Heritage Day" Event Series with Guest Speaker Maggie Anderson

DETROIT, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC) is launching a new annual event series celebrating the five ethnic minority groups represented by its member base.

The series is set to kick-off this Wednesday, February 27, at the Fort Shelby Doubletree Hotel in downtown Detroit in celebration of Black History Month, and will be open to the general public and MMSDC members. Guest speaker Maggie Anderson, author of "Our Black Year," will discuss her family's experience of buying exclusively from black-owned and operated businesses for an entire year.

The event is sponsored by EMC and World Wide Technology, Inc., and is co-presented by the Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce.

The MMSDC's African-American Heritage Day is to be followed by Asian-Pacific (May), Asian-Indian (August), Hispanic (September), and Native American Indian (November) Heritage Day events, with each featuring content geared towards each represented ethnicity.

"Our council is made up of a wonderfully diverse group of business leaders who are key figures in their respective communities," remarked Louis Green, President & CEO of the MMSDC. "The Michigan Council is looking forward to bringing these groups together and celebrating the contributions that each is making to our local economy."

For more information about the MMSDC's Heritage Day event series, please visit www.minoritysupplier.org.

About the MMSDC

The Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC) is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization committed to driving economic growth within minority communities. The MMSDC advances this mission by facilitating over $18 billion annually in business contracts between corporations and certified minority business enterprises (MBEs). Founded in 1977, the MMSDC certifies minority businesses, provides access to procurement opportunities, and develops capacity for minority business development. The Michigan Council has been recognized by the National Minority Supplier Development Council as "Regional Council of the Year" three times since 2006 for its work with major corporations to promote minority business development. For more information about the MMSDC, visit www.minoritysupplier.org.

SOURCE Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council



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