2001 National Minority Supplier of the Year
On 30th October 2001, Austin Texas, MagRabbit happily received the 2001 National Minority Supplier of the Year Award from the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). MagRabbit was the first winner from Austin city and the only nominee for National MBE from Texas.
Harriet R. Michel, who is the President of NMSDC said: “Twelve minority businesses have been selected as regional suppliers of the year. This is a very high honor, considering there are 15,000 minority businesses across the country, all of which are eligible for the award. Three of twelve regional winners will be named national suppliers of the year”.
The NMSDC Network includes a national office in New York and 37 Regional Councils across the country. There are 3,500 corporate members throughout the network, including America’s top publicly-owned, privately-owned and foreign-owned companies as well as universities, hospitals, and other buying institutions. The Regional Councils certify and match more than 16,000 minority-owned businesses with member corporations that want to purchase their goods and services.
Providing a direct link between corporate America and minority-owned businesses is the primary objective of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, one of the country’s leading business membership organizations. It was chartered in 1972 to provide increased procurement and business opportunities for minority businesses of all sizes.
Certification is one of the most important services NMSDC provides. NMSDC certification is the most trusted and thorough examination of minority ownership status. Onsite visits and in-depth documentation reviews establish that more than 16,000 NMSDC-certified companies are at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by minority individuals and ready to do business with our corporate members.