MIAMI, Fla. (Black PR Wire) – The Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council (FSMSDC) will honor minority-owned businesses, as well as the corporations, government agencies and others that promote their success, at the Business Impact Awards streamed live online, Friday, Sept. 18, 6 – 8 p.m.
The Business Impact Awards are the FSMSDC’s reimagined annual awards, which had been presented during a dinner and dancing gala in the past.
This year, the FSMSDC pivoted to create a live online event, during which it will announce and honor the award winners with the theme, “A Celebration of Excellence in Supplier Diversity.”
The Impact Awards will recognize the achievements of Florida’s top minorityowned businesses, as well as major corporations, government agencies, health care and educational institutions, and dynamic industry leaders that are committed to supplier diversity.
“We feel that, during COVID-19, it is more important than ever to celebrate minority businesses, their successes and their resilience in the face of adversity,” said Beatrice Louissaint, president and CEO of the FSMSDC, a nonproﬁt organization dedicated to advancing access and growth for minority-owned business in Florida.
“And, we also want to honor the corporations, individuals and others doing great work in supplier diversity, even as they, too, face new challenges.”
Tickets are available at floridastateawardsgala.com.
Each ticket buyer will receive a unique link to attend the awards.
The FSMSDC will present 14 prestigious awards to organizations and individuals, including:
Doing Well While Doing Good – Corporate
•University of Miami
•University of South Florida
Doing Well While Doing Good – Minority Business Enterprise
Advocate of the Year
•Angela Williams of AT&T
•Carmen Deale of Ofﬁce Depot
•Anthea Pennant of Broward College
•Dicky Sykes of the School District of Palm Beach County
•Sandy Michael McDonald of Broward County’s Ofﬁce of Economic and Small Business Development
•Tonja Graham of Duke Energy
Supplier of the Year Class I (annual sales $1 million or less)
•Phone and Pad Warehouse
Supplier of the Year Class II (annual sales $1 million–$10 million)
•Architectural Design Collaborative
•Sol Davis Printing
Supplier of the Year Class III (annual sales $10 million–$50 million)
•Chinese Food Solutions
•MAS Global Consulting
•HNM Enterprise Printing
Supplier of the Year Class IV (annual sales over $50 million)
•Coca-Cola Beverages Florida
Buyer of the Year
•Beth Mulder of the Walt Disney Company
•Oswaldo “Ozzy” Soto of Universal Parks & Resorts
Local Corporation of the Year
•Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise
National Corporation of the Year
•The Walt Disney Company
Other awards to be presented:
•Miami MBDA Client of the Year Award
•Orlando MBDA Client of the Year Award