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Hispanic Heritage Month Member MBE Spotlight

Throughout National Hispanic Heritage Month, The Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council (EMSDC) is celebrating the valuable contributions of Hispanic and Latino entrepreneurs in the United States. We are also celebrating 50 years of impact as a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization and affiliate of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC).

At EMSDC, our primary mission is to stimulate and support economic development with minority-owned businesses (Asian, Black, Hispanic, and Native American) across Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and Delaware. Today, in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month and beyond, we would like to shine a spotlight on a few of our amazing Hispanic American members at the local and national level.

More than your typical contractor.

Sentinel Construction is a MBE and WBE certified construction company located in Wexford, just north of Pittsburgh. Stacey Weniger, Founder and President, is on the Board of Directors for NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association. She is also a member of the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Urban Land Institute and CREW Pittsburgh. Prior to starting Sentinel Construction, Stacey spent 16 years on the finance side of commercial real estate with transactions totaling over three billion dollars.

Instead of focusing on just the construction of commercial properties, Sentinel offers a complete consultative approach, working with property owners throughout the entire process from the concept phase to completion. Rounding out the Sentinel Construction team are VP Michael Weniger, company partner Michael Pfeifer, and an expert cohort of project managers and engineers. Vist www.scco.us for more information and to view some of their amazing projects.

Empower your business and your life.

Benefits Plus Consulting Group (BPCG) started in 1993 as an independent financial services firm with a mission to help hard working entrepreneurs and professionals to “build their wealth, preserve their legacies, and achieve their ideal financial prosperity.” Since then, BPCG has grown into a leading provider of insurance brokerage and employee benefit solutions, with a team of highly qualified consultants and resource partners for employer groups that are focused on cost containment and staying competitive within a more demographically diverse, compliance driven, and participant directed environment.

Norma Romero-Mitchell, Founder and CEO of BPCG, received the NMSDC Supplier of the Year Award in 2021, based on the company’s performance amongst minority owned firms in the areas of growth in revenues, innovation in delivery of services, contributions to their community and continued commitment to the mission and success of the NMSDC. Visit www.benefitsplusconsulting.com to learn more about this award-winning Philadelphia company.

Video production that’s more than what you see.

Located in South Hills, minutes from downtown Pittsburgh, Cut ’N’ Run Productions is a 2,500-square-foot multimedia studio and MBE that specializes in high-quality video production and photography. The videographers at Cut ’N’ Run are equipped with the necessary tools to take projects from start to finish, whether it’s live streaming, event coverage, commercials, corporate training videos, or feature films, shorts, and documentaries.

Jordan McMillen, Cut ’N’ Run Founder and CEO, began his career as a freelance videographer shooting weddings and music videos, and what started as a small home office in 2005 has since expanded into a full studio facility providing video production, photography, and web services across the world. No longer a solo operation, Cut ’N’ Run employs a creative team skilled in directing, producing, lighting, cinematography, editing, and more. Visit www.cutnrunproductions.com to view a portfolio of work or to learn more about this incredible studio space.


The Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council (EMSDC), a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, is an affiliate of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). We certify and connect minority-owned businesses (Asian, Black, Hispanic, and Native American) throughout Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and Delaware with member corporations that want to purchase their products, services and solutions. Our mission is to stimulate and support the economic development of minority-owned businesses and to better align them with corporations in an effort to initiate growth and opportunity through Supplier Diversity channels.