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Lunch & Learn

December 2, 2021

12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

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Lunch & Learn is a series of events hosted by your Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee (MBEIC). Each quarter your regional MBEIC will host an event beneficial and informational for all Certified MBEs. Join us for the 2021 4th quarter Lunch & Learn on December 2nd at 12 noon CST.

Topic: "Get to know NMSDC's eMarketplace"

An innovative partnership with ePS, harnessing the power of technology to help MBEs grow. The NMSDC eMarketplace technology will assist corporate members with an inclusive procurement strategy that will widen the potential supplier pool, while promoting competition in the supply base.

The NMSDC eMarketplace is NOT your typical eMarketplace where one size fits all. The technology behind the eMarketplace enables MBEs to grow and supports NMSDC Corporate Members reach their supplier diversity goals with NMSDC-certified MBEs.

Corporate Members:

Proven Solution: NMSDC's eMarketplace is now available to all corporate members at no cost. Currently over 15 Corporate Members use NMSDC eMarketplace to procure products from NMSDC certified MBEs. The objective is to have all Corporate Members take advantage of this offering by enabling them to seamlessly source from NMSDC’s Certified MBEs.

The Value: The NMSDC eMarketplace technology will assist corporate members with an inclusive procurement strategy that will widen the potential supplier pool, while promoting competition in the supply base.

Certified Minority Business Enterprises:

The Value:

  • Access to buying organizations that want to support purchasing from our NMSDC certified suppliers.
  • Access to buying organizations who want to increase diversity spend for their supplier diversity program with MBEs.
  • Access to ePs eConnect – catalog management, order and invoice management, and payment processing solution that is scalable to help.

Join us on Thursday, December 2nd from 12 pm to 1 p.m. CST to learn more about the new NMSDC's eMarketplace, benefits and how to sign up.


Icy Williams

Director, MBE Services


Meet the Speaker:

Icy Williams

As Director of MBE Services at NMSDC, I am passionate about strengthening the capabilities of all MBEs, helping them achieve their growth objectives. Personally, I have come to know ePS (eProcurement Services) and the solutions they provide to certified minority owned business. Throughout my extensive 40-year career, I have come to work with many platforms and the ePS software is the most powerful, with incredible scalable capabilities. Not only is it a powerful tool, but it is an outstanding investment value for their ROI. As a certified business owner, you will not find a more impactful solution to help with capabilities, capacity, and business growth.

Get to know...

....the SMSDC Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee (MBEIC). Introduction of members, services and benefits of the MBEIC will be presented by MBEIC Chair Debbie Trevino, President & CEO of Treco Services and MBEIC Co-Chair Beatriz Fernandez, Business Development Director of DataXport.net, LLC.

Don't miss out!