Akron Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council
At AMSD, we help connect minority-owned businesses with corporate and government members. Our goal is to increase opportunities for minority suppliers and help them become more competitive in the marketplace.
We accomplish this by:
– Providing educational programs and resources
– Connecting suppliers with potential customers
– advocating for the interests of minority suppliers
If you’re a minority supplier looking to grow your business, we can help. Contact us today to learn more about our programs and how we can assist you.
Step 1: Register As A Minority Supplier
If you’re not already registered as a minority supplier, the first step is to do so. This will allow you to access our full range of programs and services.
To register, simply fill out our online form. Once we have your information, we’ll be in touch to discuss the next steps.
Step 2: Attend An Event Or Program
Once you’re registered, we encourage you to attend one of our events or programs. This is a great way to learn more about our organization and the opportunities available to minority suppliers.
Some of our upcoming events include:
– A business development seminar on February 28th
– A networking mixer on March 14th
– Our annual conference on April 11th-13th
For more information on these and other events, simply visit our website or contact us.
Step 3: Become A Member
After attending an event or program, you may want to become a member of AMSD. Membership gives you access to exclusive benefits, such as:
– Preference for contracting opportunities
– Invitations to special events
– Discounts on programs and services
To learn more about membership benefits and how to join, simply visit our website or contact us. We look forward to welcoming you as a member of AMSD! It also offers seminars for minority-owned firms on ma business topics such as accounting and marketing.
The council also has a directory of certified firms that members can use to find potential suppliers. To be listed in the directory, firms must be at least 51% owned by a minority group, have their headquarters in Ohio, and meet certain financial requirements. Additionally, they must go through a certification process that includes an application and an on-site visit.
To learn more about the Akron Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council and how it can help your business, visit their website or contact them directly. The initial certification rate is currently at about 80%. The annual renewal, application, and site-visit fee are $1,200.