From your MBEIC Chair
Happy New Year! SMSDC’s MBEs,

As we open the door into 2019, let us encouragingly walk into the route that we have outlined or that we will be building throughout the year.

Just as we do with our personal and family resolutions, to outline not only our goals but also the route we will take to accomplish them, let us do it passionately for our businesses, if we haven’t done so yet. As we sit down to finish planning this year, we need to make it one of our goals to better put to use our supplier diversity certifications, to seek to further develop ourselves and to effectively market our MBEs.

SMSDC has the same goals in mind; but it is up to us to successfully grow professionally and as a business. How can this be accomplished?

For starters, two minds think better than one. As someone said, this is an example of how 1+1 may not necessarily equal 2. So, let us put our minds together and identify what we as business owners and what our businesses need, for example in the form of trainings. Make a list, then share it with us. Once a list of the most commonly requested trainings is put together by the MBEIC with the help of all MBEs, training sessions or workshops may be brought to RTF meetings or other local/regional events.

SMSDC will help collect this data, as well as expertise among MBEs who would be willing to share their knowledge or provide training. These MBEs, or external Subject Matter Experts if needed, will be invited to offer workshops on these topics. Examples of new or ongoing trainings are:
  • Continuing with Capacity Plus
  • Marketing with the customer in mind- Perhaps to guide us MBEs in preparing better collaterals, a better website or presentations.
  • Cyber security training - To offer best CS practices training for MBEs and their employees.
  • Business Funding
  • Networking 101
  • Others

So, start identifying your training needs and prepare to share them with the MBEIC.

Additionally, we want to know how you are growing or expanding, so if you have any news you would like to share with SMSDC or your RTF, such as or ribbon cutting events, milestones or other achievements where you would like to invite your RTF, please let us know. Please contact Mayra Pena at: mayra@smsdc.org

Also, don’t forget to look into SMSDC’s calendar of events for 2019 and commit to attend and be more involved. There are local events with marginal costs, so take advantage of them. For other events, making an effort, investing in our businesses and actively engaging; makes all the difference in our council and to us as MBEs.

Best wishes and all the success for this year, and I will see you in as many events as possible!
Beatriz Fernandez


Beyond Broadband Solutions - Austin, TX
Capital Land Services - Edmond, OK
James Harshman, LLC - Lytle, TX
Rescue Heating & Air, LLC - Alice, TX
Sanitary Clean, LLC - Austin, TX
SEB, LLC - Austin, TX
Tolbert Enterprises, Inc - Tulsa, OK
VanHern Logistics, LLC - Laredo, TX

Buffalo Industries Group, LLC - Jay, OK
Goodman MBE Group GP, LLC - Boerne, TX
Goodman MBE Group, LP - San Antonio, TX
JC Floors, LLC - Pflugerville, TX
TAP Design Management, LLC - Oklahoma City, OK

Breath of Fresh Air Janitorial Services, Inc. - Owasso, OK
Isidore PLLC - Austin, TX

Arsa Distributing, Inc
Bright Lighting Inc DBS Tower Construction
BTS Group, Inc.
CamTechnologies LLC
Cortex Consulting Services Inc.
Dailey and Wells Communications, Inc.
Fletes Group International, LLC
Frontline Support Solutions, LLC
Global Scaffolding & Insulation, LLC.
H. Espinoza Distributing, Inc.
InGenesis Alliance, LLC
InGenesis Compliance, LLC
InGenesis Healthcare Network, LLC
InGenesis Institute, LLC
InGenesis Logistics, LLC
InGenesis MSP, LLC
InGenesis Payroll, LLC
InGenesis Solutions, LLC
InGenesis Total Health, LLC
InGenesis VP, LLC
J.L. Industrial Machine Shop
King's Eco Plastics, LLC
LatinWorks Marketing, LLC
Little Red Rooster Ice Cream Company
Michael W. Box dba Mike Box Agency
Mirador Enterprises, Inc
Monica Buying Service
Optech Warehouse Franchise, LLC
PCR International Inc.
Plasticos Fenix
Power Of Two Productions, LLC
Production Fire and Safety, LLC
Reliable Staffing Corporation
RFL Consulting Solutions, Inc.
Sauceda's Precision Grinding
South Texas Erectors, Inc
TBD Post Production LLC
Xyant Technology, Inc.
Requirement for All New MBEs: 

You must participate in the training prior to the Certification Committee reviews your application. 

All new MBE's must attend a Pre-Certification & Post-Certification training. The training will be held by conference call several times a month for each session. Please make sure to attend one pre-certification & one post-certification training in order to complete the certification process. Appointment is not necessary. 

The following are dates available for January:
Wednesday, January 9th
Wednesday, January 16th 
Wednesday, January 23rd
Wednesday, January 30th
Each training is from 10am - 11am CST
Conference call number: 641-715-0700
Access Code: 372354#
En Español:
La llamada requerida para poder obtener la Certificacion de Minoria esta disponible cada Miercoles del mes de 11am - 12pm CST. Esta conferencia es requerida para todas las certificationes nuevas. 
Porfavor marcar al 641-715-0700, codigo: 372354#
Frequently Asked Questions

When filling out the MBE Application you will need to enter a minimum from one to ten NAICS Codes. These NAICS codes should be relevant to your company’s products and services. For assistance understanding more about NAICS Codes and to perform a search for those relevant to your organization, please refer to the following page in order to obtain the most accurate and updated information based on your industry type:

SMSDC Certification Expire!

Check the expiration date on your SMSDC certification. As a courtesy reminder your certification is about to expire, you will receive an e-mail notification from the AdaptOne portal which looks similar to the image above. DO NOT ignore this e-mail. It may to your spam or junk mail. 

Once your SMSDC certification expires, ALL MBEs have to complete the entire certification process from the beginning. For those MBEs in the STATE OF TEXAS, in addition to completing the entire certification process all over again, the HUB certification, which enables you to bid on contracts, is no longer valid.  The HUB certification process is only done once a month. This means for those MBEs in the State of Texas, they will now have to wait an entire month for their HUB certification.  
Please contact Gabrielle Ramirez at  gabrielle@smsdc.org  for assistance on your SMSDC ReCertification.

f this is a  NEW application  and you are having trouble uploading your documents, please contact Eduardo-Muniz-Fraticelli at 512.297.6478 during regular business hours or send an e-mail to  eduardo@smsdc.org .
If this is a  ReCertification , and you are having trouble uploading your documents, please contact Gabrielle Ramirez at 512.386.8766 during regular business hours or send an e-mail to  gabrielle@smsdc.org .
Annual Stakeholders' Meeting
March 5, 2019
San Antonio, TX

Get to know your council, network with SMSDC's Board of Directors, Corporate Members, Certified MBEs and Staff. 
As an SMSDC stakeholder, 
this meeting is your opportunity to collaborate, discuss barriers & successes and plan for a better 2019.  

If you have not attended the annual meeting in the past, this is your chance to join us and take a tour of the San Antonio Toyota Plant. Space is limited and registration is required.

The Annual Meeting
will take place on Tuesday, March 5th at the 
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas - Visitor's Center, One Lone Star Pass, in San Antonio, TX. 
 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Lunch will be served.
Toyota Plant Tour(s) will take place during the event. Limited space is available & registration is required. 

Register now for this complimentary event.

2019 SMSDC Calendar of Events
March 5, 2019 , 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
“2019 Annual Stakeholders’ Meeting”, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas, One Lone Star Pass, San Antonio, TX

April 11, 2019 ,
“MBE Showcase” , Oklahoma State University, 408 Whitehurst Hall, Stillwater, OK 74078

June 12-13, 2019 ,
“2019 Premier Face Time Expo”, The Westin Riverwalk, 420 W. Market St., San Antonio, TX

June 14, 2019 ,
“2019 Premier Face Time Golf Tournament,” The Resort Course @ La Cantera Golf Club, 16641 La Cantera Parkway, San Antonio, TX

July 31 – Aug 1, 2019 ,
“2019 New Frontier Buyer’s Breakfast Roundtable” , The Skirvin Hotel, 1 Park Ave., Oklahoma City, OK

September 11-12, 2019 ,
"2019 Diversity at the Border Buyer’s Breakfast Roundtable” , The Doubletree Hotel, 600 N. El Paso St., El Paso, TX
2019 MBE Public Policy Day
Austin, TX
Join us on Tuesday, February 12th for MBE Public Policy Day where MBEs will gather in Austin to meet with our elected and appointed officials, state agency and department professionals to address public policy issues and their impact to minority business enterprises in the State of Texas.

The Texas MBE Policy Day Program includes:
  • Briefings from Elected & Appointed Officials
  • Visits with Elected Officials and/or Key Legislative Staffers
  • Educational Sessions re: Relevant Public Policy Issues
  • Attending relevant House and Senate Committee Meetings (based on Committee Meeting Schedules)
  • Luncheon with Keynote Speaker (details to follow)
  • Legislative Networking Reception with Elected and Appointed Officials

Registration Fees:
  • $75


Benchmarking Plus is a process for corporations that seek to accelerate their supplier diversity initiatives based on real world experimentation. This two year process takes your corporation from where it is today to where it needs to be in the future in order to engage minority businesses in a sustainable manner.  Benchmarking Plus delivers the tools and management perspective to help your corporation determine what it is doing right and how you can help it approve. 

Capacity Plus is a process for certified minority business enterprises that seek to enhance their sales and marketing processes and build their capacity to work with Fortune 500 corporations. This two year process provides practical insights that will help you address business challenges.  Capacity Plus delivers the tools and management perspective to help your company demystify corporate procurement processes.  
Benchmarking Plus  & Capacity Plus  are led by Johnson Controls Inc, a world leader in supplier diversity, with more than 600 diverse suppliers and $1.8 billion in diverse spend. 

If you are interested in signing up, please contact Mayra Pena at   mayra@smsdc.org  or call 915.433.0612. These classes are complimentary but you must be an active corporate member or certified MBE to attend.

SMSDC is proud to present the Elevate My Business Challenge hosted by the Lift Development Group led by Kim Folson program.

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