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Become a CVMSDC Corporate Partner

CVMSDC corporate members are large public, private, or foreign-owned companies, universities, hospitals, government agencies, or other buying institutions that are committed to supplier diversity, supplier development, and purchasing from certified Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs). These corporations support minority supplier development in the Carolinas and Virginia, which include national members of NMSDC, as well as local members of the Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council.

Partner with CVMSDC!

As a CVMSDC corporate member, your company shapes the global supply diversity landscape while supporting the initiative to enhance supply base relationships thus creating a more agile supply chain.

Top 10 Reasons Corporations Join CVMSDC

  • CVMSDC innovates, elevates, and transforms to serve and sustain corporate partners
  • CVMSDC aligns and connects qualified MBEs with corporations
  • CVMSDC assists corporations in meeting their supplier development corporate directives
  • CVMSDC recommends and positions MBEs for RFI/RFP/RFQ inclusion
  • CVMSDC helps mitigate the risk for doing business by certifying Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs)
  • CVMSDC offers an annual Supplier Diversity Pro Forum to educate and connect Supplier Development professionals
  • CVMSDC values commitment to the minority community and the overall economic sustainability of the marketplace
  • CVMSDC understands corporate goals and objectives to implement effective supplier development initiatives
  • CVMSDC offers programs to build capacity and development for regional MBEs to engage with corporate members

Corporate Membership Benefits

  • Members receive exclusive access to a password-protected online directory of certified minority vendors listed by industry
  • Members have opportunities for sharing best practices, trends, and innovative approaches that help increase the number of business partnerships with Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs)
  • Unique trainings to help develop and refine minority supplier programs
  • Mentoring opportunities with a corporate peer
  • Member has access to tools and resources that support supplier development program objectives
  • Buyer/supplier forums that match corporate buyers and MBEs from the same industries to explore business opportunities
  • Access to a larger pool of qualified suppliers
  • Resources to help achieve a supplier base that more closely reflects customer demographics
  • Increased opportunity for greater savings and higher quality goods and services due to increased competition
  • Increased Return on Investment (ROI) from minority business development and corporate economic development efforts in the community where you do business
  • Opportunity to enhance your ethnic market sales initiatives
  • Assistance in developing or improving your company’s supplier development programs
  • Added recognition by stakeholders and the local community of your strong corporate citizenship
  • Members will get assistance with the demands of customers and government compliance requirements

Corporate Membership Requirements

  • Serving as ambassadors for CVMSDC in support of the Council’s mission
  • Supporting and promote CVMSDC goals and objectives
  • Establishing a minority business development policy or plan in support of supplier diversity and minority business development
  • Designating a primary contact person from their company to assist minority entrepreneurs with navigating the procurement process
  • Participating in a minimum of two major CVMSDC events and activities annually
  • Supporting CVMSDC programs and services through sponsorship
  • Reporting business activity as requested by the Council (i.e. quarterly, annually)
  • Please note that all information submitted to the Council is confidential
  • Membership is a requirement to be considered for the Board of Directors

Our Corporate Members

Ally Financial
AmeriHealth Caritas
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Carolina Biological Supply Company
Charter Communications
Charleston County Aviation Authority
Charleston County Schools
Charleston Metro Chamber
Char-Meck Board of Ed
City of Charlotte
City of Charleston
City of Columbia
City of Hampton
City of Newport News, Department of Development
City of Virginia Beach
Clemson University
Cone Health
County of Henrico
Cristo  Rey Richmond High School, Inc.
CRVA (Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority)
Duke Energy
Durham County
Duke University Health System
Eastern First
Elevate Textiles
Explore Charleston
Ferguson Enterprises
IAMM- International African American Museum
First Citizens Bank – C
Greater Greenville Chamber of Commerce
Greensboro Chamber of Commerce
Greenville Tech
Guilford County
Hampton Roads Connector Partners
Hourigan Construction Corp.
J.E. Dunn Construction Company
Lockheed Martin
M&F Bank
Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)
Milliken & Co
Minority Sales Corporation, LLC
Moore and Van Allen
NC Dept of Admin (HUB)
NC Education Lottery
NewPort News Shipbuilding
Nexsen Pruet
Novant Health
Optus Bank
Pinnacle Financial Partners
Plasser American Corporation
Prisma Health
Proterra Operating Company, Inc.
Raleigh-Durham Airport
Santee Cooper
Savannah River Nuclear
SC Dept of Commerce
SCRA South Carolina Research Authority
Self-Help Federal Credit Union
Sentara Health
South Carolina Aquarium
South State Bank
Spartanburg Chamber
Spartanburg Water
Starr Electric
The Beach Company
Turner Construction
University of Richmond
UNC Health Care
University of Virginia
VCU Health System
Virginia Department of  Small Business and Supplier Diversity
Virginia Natural Gas
YMCA Triangle
W.M. Jordan Company
Altria Client Services
American Tire Distributors (ATD)
Atrium Health
Bank of America
Brighthouse Financial
Brookfield Properties
Capital One Financial
Compass Food Group
Denny’s Corporation
Dominion Energy
Enterprise Holdings
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Hubbell Incorporated
Eli Lilly and Company
Peapod Digital Labs/Food Lion
Premier Inc.
RJ Reynolds
Smithfield Foods
Toyota Motor North America
Volvo Group
Wells Fargo
West Rock

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