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CEO’s Message

Welcome to our website, this new site reflects EMSDC’s new beginnings. After a period of transition, the Council is positioned to meet the challenges of an ever- changing marketplace. Challenges that require a BOLD approach to constituents services, and by constituents we mean “you” our corporate partners and our MBEs.

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4 Pillars

Certify, Develop, Connect and Advocate are the four pillars of our core values that form the foundation for delivery of services to certified minority business enterprises and corporate members.

 

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Business Spotlight

Supra Office Solutions, Inc., an African‐American owned, full‐line provider of: Office Products, Technology, Cleaning, Break Room supplies & Office Furniture; on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 successfully completed the Acquisition of EMSCO Scientific Enterprises, Inc., a 35 year old local Philadelphia based company, that sells: Medical, Laboratory, Pharmaceutical supplies, and Medical Equipment, with sales that have reached $ 20.0 Million in recent years.

 

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Become a Corporate Sponsor

Sponsorship provides a great means of broadening your competitive edge and expanding your brand. In recent years, corporate sponsorship has become the fastest growing type of marketing in the United States.

 

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Upcoming Events

Join us! Gain visibility and build potential partnerships and relationships that can help you build your business/brand. Attendance gives you access to corporate procurement professionals with sourcing needs and certified MBEs with solutions.

 

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Testimonials

  • “We approached EMSDC in 2014 to get certified as a Minority Business Enterprise and also to seek their expertise to reach out to the market. After we were certified, we have been interacting with EMSDC team and so far our experience has been great and they have helped us approach different market segments in and around the Pittsburgh area.  Our certification with EMSDC has definitely opened up avenues to explore new business opportunities such as ‘Opportunity Portal,’ Penn DOT, Hill district development, Port Authority of Allegheny County and meeting up with various business partners such as general contractors and HVAC contractors with whom we do foresee opportunities to pursue.   We have made good progress in reaching out to prospects and confident of winning a few projects in the near future.”

    Pittsburgh Auto-Matrix,
    LLC dba Pittsburgh Automation
    www.pittsburghautomatrix.com
    Rao Gumpalli
  • “Business development is all about relationships and building the business network.  The EMSDC opens the door to me and my company to decision makers in large enterprise businesses.  Additionally, it opens the door to fellow certified MBEs.  However, we have to give in order to receive – that is the golden rule.  The staff at the EMSDC office from the CEO level is very approachable and engaging.”

    Parmetech, Inc.
    www.parmetech.com
    Ana Fernandez-Parmet
  • “We recently connected with AmeriHealth Caritas in Philadelphia which led to another opportunity with Independence Blue Cross. There is no way we would have this once in a lifetime chance without the EMSDC. I would like to encourage MBEs to join. I got more out of attending two events than I would have from a whole year of marketing and business development efforts.  My affiliation with the EMSDC is priceless. If you take your business seriously and want to go to the next level, then you cannot afford not to be a part of this.”

    Ohm Systems, Inc.
    >www.ohmsysinc.com
    Praful Patel
  • “Cognis IT Advisors has seen a direct correlation between the value derived from our certification with the Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council (EMSDC), and the level of our participation in the Council. We’ve been a member of the Council since Cognis IT was formed in February of 2007, and the clients we’ve gained and relationships we’ve built with corporate members and other minority-owned business enterprises (MBEs) would not have happened without regular attendance at the Council’s events and our participation on the MBE Input Committee. Joining the EMSDC has been one of the best business investments we’ve made to date.”

    COGNIS IT, LLC
    www.CognisIT.com
    Geoffrey Kent
  • “As a minority who’s been in the workforce for over 30 years, I know what it’s like to not have business opportunities. When I decided to start a business seven years ago, I was hesitant due to my past experiences. I took the leap, but the EMSDC gave me the push. Having them in my corner has propelled my business beyond expectation. They continuously support my company by providing enlightening resources that add value to my efforts, coordinating events that connect me with like-minded MBEs, and paving the way for long-term partnerships with corporate members who are passionate about supplier diversity. The EMSDC has laid the framework for our success. My advice to those unaware of the benefits of an EMSDC certification — take the leap, and watch your business soar.”

    Graphics Solutions
    www.graphics-solution.com
    Steven Riggs
  • “Our business is MBE certified since last summer and our experience has been full of positive outcomes and great business opportunities. We have attended several events hosted by the EMSDC and have enjoyed networking with other small businesses in the area. Thank you for allowing us to be part of this great organization. Our certification will be renewed!”

    Ed Hipp Products Inc.
    www.edhippfoodsinc.com
    Argelis Hipp
  • “The EMSDC has helped Just It’s Electric LLC develop relationships with corporate members. Each year at the conference, we have gotten to speak with corporate members we otherwise wouldn’t have had a shot at meeting. We grow each year with your help and I always encourage others to join the EMSDC as well as attend different workshops with me.“

    Just It’s Electric, LLC
    www.justitselectric.com
    Erik Truxon

More From EMSDC

For immediate access to more from EMSDC, please click on the items (right).  Each hot link serves to provide greater insight into our mission and purpose.

Certification

Get certified today! Position your business for growth through our strategic engagements that make a difference.

 

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PRISM

Access NMSDC’s PRISM®, the new Minority Supplier Management Information Database of more than 12,000 certified minority suppliers.

 

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Corporate Members

Become a Corporate Member and benefit from our diverse supplier network to meet your sourcing needs.

 

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Contact Us

Connect with us via email, phone, or social media to get information and learn about Council programs, services and events

 

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FAQs

Frequently asked questions: Get the answers that you need when you need them and more.

 

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Site Map

You may find it easier to use our site map to find the information that you are looking for.

 

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Annual Sponsors

Thank you to the corporations, minority businesses, and governmental organizations & agencies who partner with us annually to help us carry out our mission.

AmeriHealth
East Hill Video
Impact Dimensions
Peco
PHI

Event Sponsors

Thank you for supporting our events through sponsorship.

Collabera
Consol
Empyrean
Highmark
Independence
KORYAK
Logix Guru
Performix
PHFA
PJ Dick
PNC
PSEG
University of Pittsburgh
UPMC
UPMC Health Plan
Urban Lending
USF
Vocalink

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