GMSDC to Host Seminar for Diverse Businesses in Savannah


Shantell Wilson, SEDA
Shantell Wilson, SEDA

The Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. (GMSDC) will host an educational seminar which focuses on business development for diverse suppliers seeking to do business with corporate America and government entities.

The seminar, titled ‘How to Win Business with Corporate American & Government Entities’ will prepare diverse businesses of all sizes to be better equipped and knowledgeable when seeking contracts from the public and private business sectors.

The featured seminar will take place on June 28, 2011 – 9:00 a.m. at the AVIA Savannah Hotel in historic downtown Savannah. The workshop is part of the 2011 GMSDC Academy Business Development Series designed to provide minority businesses with vital information for increasing capacity and efficiencies in doing business with corporate and government procurement entities.

“We are delighted to support GMSDC’s 2011 focus to expand the reach of minority businesses by preparing them for greater opportunities in Savannah and throughout Georgia,” states Shantell Wilson, Assistant Director, Established Business for Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA).

“Georgia Power is always delighted to partner with GMSDC in the development of our Minority Business Enterprises”, states Glenda Stinson a member of the Georgia Power Supplier Diversity Team.

SEDA and Georgia Power are sponsors

Stacey Key, GMSDC
Stacey Key, GMSDC
of the event and both organization hold seats on the GMSDC board of directors.

The half-day seminar will focus on such topics as “Understanding the Corporate and Government Procurement Process”, “Developing a Business Capability Statement”, “Strategies for Partnerships & Teaming Agreements”, and “The Value of Minority Business Certification.” The event is free and open to small and minority business owners, corporate buyers and supplier diversity professionals, and government contracting staff. Registration for the event is required in advance at www.gmsdc.org.

The Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. (GMSDC) is a not-for-profit organization that fosters value-driven partnerships that may otherwise not be possible between corporate entities, ethnic minority owned businesses and government entities in the state of Georgia.

With 172 national and local corporate members and more than 700 certified minority business enterprises,

GMSDC celebrates over 35 years as a leader in supplier diversity and minority business development in Georgia. GMSDC is headquartered in Atlanta and is an affiliate of NMSDC. GMSDC was named NMSDC 2009 “Council of the Year” for providing exemplary programs, services and connections throughout the state that has impacted the corporate, public sector and ethnic minority business community and enriched the economy of Georgia.


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