“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.”
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Pittsburgh Auto-Matrix,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.”
“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.
“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
“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.”
“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.
“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
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