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Event: Emerging 10 Awards (E-10)
Date: Thursday, November 10th, 2022
Time: TBD
Location: TBD
Description:This prestigious award recognizes Houston-area minority business owners who emerged successfully after being met with challenges and overcoming them, which many times were done without adequate financial resources.
They have emerged to:
  • Excel in customer service
  • Establish innovative business trends
  • Embrace the current marketplace and
  • Engage in efforts to improve the communities in which they live and work
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Event: L.E.A.D Conversations: Construction / Infrastructure
Date: Wednesday, May 25th, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Location: Virtual
Description: L.E.A.D. Conversations are a powerful way to leverage business and industry thought leadership through conversations with executives and elected officials to advise, introduce marketplace trends, share new business concepts and industry information relevant to a broad audience of business owners and decision-makers.

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Event: Industry Forum: Construction / Infrastructure
Date: Wednesday, May 25th, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: Virtual
Description: Industry Forums are an opportunity for peer companies to collaborate in a constructive dialogue with one another, academic experts, and public policy makers. These forums promote a robust discussion of industry needs and share proven strategies to increase utilization of minority business enterprises (MBEs). Industry Forums provide keen insight into the emerging issues and market challenges facing specific industry supply chain organizations today and projected into the future.

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Event: How to Do Business: Construction / Infrastructure with Matchmaking
Date: Wednesday, May 25th, 2022
Time: 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Location: Virtual
Description: How to Do Business sessions are targeted informational meetings designed to bring corporate members, their prime suppliers and/or a group of companies within a specific industry together to provide insight into procurement opportunities and increase the understanding of how to conduct business with the presenting corporation, government agency or educational institution. These industry sessions educate MBEs on how to do business in a featured industry and introduces them to key contract decision-makers.

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Event: Lunch With the President
Date: Friday, May 27th, 2022
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Virtual
Description: Lunch with the President is a bi-monthly session held by the President with MBEs and corporate members of HMSDC to provide candid feedback on HMSDC programming and services; to learn about upcoming programs and events; and discuss how to effectively utilize HMSDC to develop and grow. Corporate participants provide insight into marketplace trends and successful strategies to penetrate corporate and government supply chains.

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Event: Supplier Idol
Date: Wednesday, June 8th, 2022
Time: 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: Virtual
Description: Supplier Idol sessions are designed to assist MBEs with perfecting their business pitch to key decision-makers. MBEs conduct 15-minute presentations to a panel of corporate representatives who provide candid advice, mentoring and feedback on their sales presentation, marketing material, email and phone etiquette.

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Event: Matchmaking
Date: Wednesday, June 15th, 2022
Time: 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Virtual
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Event: Supplier Idol
Date: Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Virtual
Description: Supplier Idol sessions are designed to assist MBEs with perfecting their business pitch to key decision-makers. MBEs conduct 15-minute presentations to a panel of corporate representatives who provide candid advice, mentoring and feedback on their sales presentation, marketing material, email and phone etiquette.

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Event: Supplier Idol
Date: Wednesday, July 13th, 2022
Time: 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: Virtual
Description: Supplier Idol sessions are designed to assist MBEs with perfecting their business pitch to key decision-makers. MBEs conduct 15-minute presentations to a panel of corporate representatives who provide candid advice, mentoring and feedback on their sales presentation, marketing material, email and phone etiquette.

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Event: Supplier Idol
Date: Wednesday, July 27th, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Virtual
Description: Supplier Idol sessions are designed to assist MBEs with perfecting their business pitch to key decision-makers. MBEs conduct 15-minute presentations to a panel of corporate representatives who provide candid advice, mentoring and feedback on their sales presentation, marketing material, email and phone etiquette.

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Event: Lunch With the President
Date: Friday, July 29th, 2022
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: Virtual
Description: Lunch with the President is a bi-monthly session held by the President with MBEs and corporate members of HMSDC to provide candid feedback on HMSDC programming and services; to learn about upcoming programs and events; and discuss how to effectively utilize HMSDC to develop and grow. Corporate participants provide insight into marketplace trends and successful strategies to penetrate corporate and government supply chains.
Event: Supplier Idol
Date: Wednesday, August 10th 2022
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Virtual
Description: Supplier Idol sessions are designed to assist MBEs with perfecting their business pitch to key decision-makers. MBEs conduct 15-minute presentations to a panel of corporate representatives who provide candid advice, mentoring and feedback on their sales presentation, marketing material, email and phone etiquette.

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Event: Supplier Idol
Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Time: 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: Virtual
Description: Supplier Idol sessions are designed to assist MBEs with perfecting their business pitch to key decision-makers. MBEs conduct 15-minute presentations to a panel of corporate representatives who provide candid advice, mentoring and feedback on their sales presentation, marketing material, email and phone etiquette.

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Event: L.E.A.D Conversations: Utility/Energy
Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Location: Virtual
Description: L.E.A.D. Conversations are a powerful way to leverage business and industry thought leadership through conversations with executives and elected officials to advise, introduce marketplace trends, share new business concepts and industry information relevant to a broad audience of business owners and decision-makers.
Event: Industry Forum: Utility/Energy
Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: Virtual
Description: Industry Forums are an opportunity for peer companies to collaborate in a constructive dialogue with one another, academic experts, and public policy makers. These forums promote a robust discussion of industry needs and share proven strategies to increase utilization of minority business enterprises (MBEs). Industry Forums provide keen insight into the emerging issues and market challenges facing specific industry supply chain organizations today and projected into the future.
Event: How to Do Business: Utility/Energy with Matchmaking
Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Time: 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Location: Virtual
Description: How to Do Business sessions are targeted informational meetings designed to bring corporate members, their prime suppliers and/or a group of companies within a specific industry together to provide insight into procurement opportunities and increase the understanding of how to conduct business with the presenting corporation, government agency or educational institution. These industry sessions educate MBEs on how to do business in a featured industry and introduces them to key contract decision-makers.
Event: Matchmaking
Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Time: 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Virtual
Description:
Event: Lunch With the President
Date: Friday, September 9th, 2022
Time: 11:30 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: Virtual
Description: Lunch with the President is a bi-monthly session held by the President with MBEs and corporate members of HMSDC to provide candid feedback on HMSDC programming and services; to learn about upcoming programs and events; and discuss how to effectively utilize HMSDC to develop and grow. Corporate participants provide insight into marketplace trends and successful strategies to penetrate corporate and government supply chains.
Event: Supplier Idol
Date: Wednesday, September 14th, 2022
Time: 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: Virtual
Description: Supplier Idol sessions are designed to assist MBEs with perfecting their business pitch to key decision-makers. MBEs conduct 15-minute presentations to a panel of corporate representatives who provide candid advice, mentoring and feedback on their sales presentation, marketing material, email and phone etiquette.

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Event: Supplier Idol
Date: Wednesday, September 21st, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Virtual
Description: Supplier Idol sessions are designed to assist MBEs with perfecting their business pitch to key decision-makers. MBEs conduct 15-minute presentations to a panel of corporate representatives who provide candid advice, mentoring and feedback on their sales presentation, marketing material, email and phone etiquette.

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Event: EXPO Business Opportunity Marketplace – Day 1
Date: Wednesday September 28th, 2022
Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Virtual
Description: EXPO is one of the most successful events of its kind and is Texas’ largest minority business trade-fair, supporting the advancement of the minority business community across its service territory area. EXPO serves as the vital link and leading connector between minority, women small businesses and major corporations, prime suppliers, educational institutions, and government agencies who seek to buy their products and services.
Event: Chief Procurement Officer Summit
Date: Wednesday September 28th, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: Virtual
Description: The CPO Summit is designed to engage senior procurement leaders representing industries from the greater Houston community in a forthright and high-energy discussion on supplier diversity effectiveness and inclusion solutions. The CPO Summit brings Houston’s top CPOs together to share insight and strategies in supplier diversity while establishing an important professional network of CPOs. The CPO Summit consists of information sharing from one of Houston’s leading economists, followed by a spirited exchange of ideas, challenges and best practices in supplier diversity and supplier development.
Event: EXPO Business Opportunity Marketplace – Day 2
Date: Wednesday September 28th, 2022
Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Virtual
Description: EXPO is one of the most successful events of its kind and is Texas’ largest minority business trade-fair, supporting the advancement of the minority business community across its service territory area. EXPO serves as the vital link and leading connector between minority, women small businesses and major corporations, prime suppliers, educational institutions, and government agencies who seek to buy their products and services.
Event: Supplier Idol
Date: Wednesday, October 12th, 2022
Time: 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: Virtual
Description: Supplier Idol sessions are designed to assist MBEs with perfecting their business pitch to key decision-makers. MBEs conduct 15-minute presentations to a panel of corporate representatives who provide candid advice, mentoring and feedback on their sales presentation, marketing material, email and phone etiquette.

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Event: L.E.A.D Conversations: Information Technologies/Telecomm
Date: Wednesday, October 19th, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Location: Virtual
Description: L.E.A.D. Conversations are a powerful way to leverage business and industry thought leadership through conversations with executives and elected officials to advise, introduce marketplace trends, share new business concepts and industry information relevant to a broad audience of business owners and decision-makers.
Event: Industry Forum: Information Technologies/Telecomm
Date: Wednesday, October 19th, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: Virtual
Description: Industry Forums are an opportunity for peer companies to collaborate in a constructive dialogue with one another, academic experts, and public policy makers. These forums promote a robust discussion of industry needs and share proven strategies to increase utilization of minority business enterprises (MBEs). Industry Forums provide keen insight into the emerging issues and market challenges facing specific industry supply chain organizations today and projected into the future.
Event: How to Do Business: Information Technologies/Telecomm with Matchmaking
Date: Wednesday, October 19th, 2022
Time: 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Location: Virtual
Description: How to Do Business sessions are targeted informational meetings designed to bring corporate members, their prime suppliers and/or a group of companies within a specific industry together to provide insight into procurement opportunities and increase the understanding of how to conduct business with the presenting corporation, government agency or educational institution. These industry sessions educate MBEs on how to do business in a featured industry and introduces them to key contract decision-makers.
Event: Matchmaking
Date: Wednesday, October 19th, 2022
Time: 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Virtual
Description:
Event: Supplier Idol
Date: Wednesday, October 26th, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Virtual
Description: Supplier Idol sessions are designed to assist MBEs with perfecting their business pitch to key decision-makers. MBEs conduct 15-minute presentations to a panel of corporate representatives who provide candid advice, mentoring and feedback on their sales presentation, marketing material, email and phone etiquette.

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Event: Supplier Idol
Date: Wednesday, November 9th, 2022
Time: 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: Virtual
Description: Supplier Idol sessions are designed to assist MBEs with perfecting their business pitch to key decision-makers. MBEs conduct 15-minute presentations to a panel of corporate representatives who provide candid advice, mentoring and feedback on their sales presentation, marketing material, email and phone etiquette.

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Event: Supplier Idol
Date: Wednesday, November 30rd, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Virtual
Description: Supplier Idol sessions are designed to assist MBEs with perfecting their business pitch to key decision-makers. MBEs conduct 15-minute presentations to a panel of corporate representatives who provide candid advice, mentoring and feedback on their sales presentation, marketing material, email and phone etiquette.

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