CVMSDC - MBE Summit '22

From Ideas to Action.
Get Your Business on the path FORWARD!

All roads lead to our 17th Annual MBE Summit (MBES23) in Greenville, SC. This year, our MBES23 has a unique twist. We partnered with the Greenville Chamber’s DEI Summit (GCDEIS) to bring you impactful content and dynamic speakers with robust information. Also, back by popular demand is GAME NIGHT! This year we will have fun and network with a RING Competition. You will not want to miss this 2-day conference!

$49.00 Certified MBE // $99, Corporate Members

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Featured Speakers

Dr. Tierney Bates

USC Upstate

Natasha Bowman

The Natasha Bowman
Consulting Group

Tiffane Davis

Michelin North America

Veera Gaul

Chef Veera

Ramón Nieves-Lugo

UniComm Media Group, UMG

Vida Jennings

BlueCross BlueShield
of South Carolina

Wendell Jones

S.C. House Representative
Wendell Jones Leadership Institute

Dominique Milton - MBE Summit '22 Speakers

Dominique Milton

Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council

Antoinetta Mosley

Follow The Leader LLC

Carlos Phillips

Greenville Chamber

Dionne Sandiford

Corporate Stitch

Juana Slade


John Tripoli

Northwestern Mutual


Day 1 – Tuesday, Oct 31

1 Exposition Drive | Greenville, SC 29607

Network with CVMSDC

8:30a – 3:00p

Our DEI Journey: Lessons, Challenges, and Triumphs


John Tripoli / Northwestern Mutual
Leslie Johnson / Bank of America

Tiffane Davis / Michelin North America


Breaking Barriers, Building Resilience: Redefining Workplace Mental Health with DEI Principles


Natasha Bowman

Chunsta Miller

Unpacking Implicit Bias: Promoting Equity and Inclusion in Education, Healthcare, and Employment


Leslie Hayes / The Hayes Approach


Juana Slade / AnMed Health
Dr. Tierney Bates / USC Upstate
Vida A. Jennings / BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

Navigating DEI Challenges in a Changing Legal Landscape


Bakari Sellars


Wendell Jones

Don’t DIY Your DEI: How to Ensure DEI is a Sustainable Strategic Priority


Antoinette Mosley

6:00p – 9:00p

RING Game Night!

Crowne Plaza Greenville – 852 Congaree Road

Heavy hors-d’œuvres provided

The six Regional Industry Needs Group (RINGs) are local work groups comprised of CVMSDC Corporate Partners and certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) owners – OUR MEMBERS. RING groups are designed to focus on specific industry needs; some examples include Banking, Construction, Manufacturing, Retail, etc. Each RING should identify regional industry expertise and develop programming that is germane to their leading industries. Each RING is expected to publish studies, write articles, host workshops, and manage events that support their industry expertise.

Day 2 – Wednesday, Nov 1

Greenville Tech Student Success Center (Barton Campus, Building 102)

MBE Summit 2022 - CVMSDC

9:00-10:00 AM

The Importance of Advocacy and Development for MBEs


Carlos Phillips

Dominique Milton

Breakfast Panelists

Ramon Nieves / Principal and CEO UniComm Media Group, UMG

Veera Gaul / Chef

Dionne Sandiford / Owner of Corporate Stitch, A Celebration of Us!, and Cozy Covers

10:30a – 12:30p

Trade Show Meet & Greet

This matchmaking event is a valuable investment of your time. The half-day event is designed to help small business begin or expand with divers local companies.

Summit Lodging

Crowne Plaza Greenville (851 Congaree Rd, Greenville, SC 29607)

Group Code: CVM

  • Guest Room: Deluxe King or Deluxe Double
  • Room Rate: $132.00 per room, per night, plus taxes
  • Cancellation Policy: 24 hours prior to check-in date

Complimentary Services

  • Breakfast Atrium for up to 2 guests per room, per day.
  • On-site parking.
  • Shuttle within a 5-mile radius, including transportation to Fluor.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi.