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BUSINESS DIVERSITY SUMMIT

The Phoenix Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center and the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the 11th Annual Business Diversity Summit on Thursday, August 2022 in a virtual format. The event recognizes Minority-owned Businesses and Diversity Spend in Arizona.

Join more than 500 of the state’s entrepreneurs and procurement executives, community leaders, industry leaders, and public officials as they share the latest business insights and best practices on diversity and inclusion.

MDCE 2021 Inductees

ABOUT THE 2022 MILLION DOLLAR CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE

Each year, the Arizona Million Dollar Circle of Excellence program, spotlights and recognizes companies that execute at least $1 million in business with minority and women-owned suppliers within Arizona. Does your company value supplier diversity? Did your company spend a million dollars or more with women-owned and minority-owned businesses in Arizona over your last fiscal year? If the answer is yes, then we want to recognize you. If you meet the criteria, you are invited to apply for induction in the 11th Annual Arizona Million Dollar Circle of Excellence (AZ MDCE) recognition, at the virtual Business Diversity Summit in August 2022 (date to be determined).

The Phoenix MBDA Business Center, and its operator the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (AZHCC), co-founded the collaborative AZ Million Dollar Circle of Excellence (AZ MDCE) in 2012 in collaboration with several community partners, including the Greater Phoenix Black Chamber of Commerce, The American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Arizona, Associated Minority Contractors of America, the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Arizona, and many more. Modeled after the globally-recognized Billion Dollar Roundtable, the AZ MDCE recognizes companies leading the way in supplier diversity by spending more than $1 million dollars annually (Tier 1) with Women and Minority- owned (W/MBEs) vendors in our state. Last year, despite the impact of COVID-19 on business, 18 companies submitted their spend report and were inducted into the 2021 Arizona Million Dollar Circle of Excellence.

As an Arizona Million Dollar Circle of Excellence inductee, your company will be recognized for its supplier diversity efforts and commitment to building a more diverse economic landscape of buyers and suppliers. This year there will not be a physical event, however, we will recognize every inductee virtually at the virtual Business Diversity Summit as well as through a following email campaign.

Please consider us a resource for qualified, capable and competitive diverse suppliers and vendors.

2022 AZ MDCE NOMINATION FORM

MDCE22 Open Aplications Flyer

PLEASE SUBMIT APPLICATION FOR FY 2021

To be recognized, please download and complete the AZ MDCE application and email it to Alika Kumar alika@arizonambdacenter.com

Application Deadline: July 22, 2022. Please call Alika Kumar at 602-294-6087 or email alika@arizonambdacenter.com  if you have any questions. We look forward to receiving your application.