See what others had to say about the Business Expo

"I've had an incredible experience at the Council (Business Expo) so far. I've made more connections here than almost any other group that our organization's been a part of. I connect with other MWBEs as well as large corporations that are looking to diversify the way they spend their dollars through their supply chain."
Marcell Haywood, CEO, Encompass Onsite

"Some of the benefits of being part of this (Business) Expo is that you get to hear from leading experts in the Supplier Diversity profession and also MBEs that have been leading their companies for years and have experience to share with newly developed MBEs."
Marisol Romany, Director of Diversity & Minority Business Development, Orlando Health

"Coming to the (Business) Expo, you get to meet corporate buyers face to face to introduce your products and services."
Keel Russell, CEO & Founder, Umbree Rain Gear

"The Business Expo was a great opportunity to meet and network."
LaShonda T. Hornsby, MSHA, President, Beating Heart Health Staffing

"I wanted to congratulate the entire FSMSDC and MBDA team for putting together an extraordinary Business Expo. Starting with the venue, it all just made sense: easy access, beautiful facilities, great staff and a fantastic line-up of speakers. The CEO Forum and the Entertainment/Sports industry panels were extremely insightful and validating. Thank you!"
Sami Haiman-Marrero, President/CEO, Urbander

"As expected, I received great positive feedback from SFRTA staff that attended the Expo. It helped SFRTA by providing a tremendous opportunity to inform small and disadvantaged businesses about our program. I was told that the event was very well organized and attended by many.
We thank FSMSDC for providing this opportunity to our agency."
Christopher C. Bross, CPPO, FCPM, FCCN, Director, Procurement, South Florida Regional Transportation Authority

"The caliber of the speakers was impressive. I am very thankful to have had the chance to meet and exchange ideas with so many smart, talented and capable people."
Vincent Boreland, CEO, All American Pressure Cleaning & Painting Co.

"The Business Expo was a great way for me to meet new clients and strengthen existing relationships through one-on-one interaction."
Ed Stengel, Senior Sales Manager, GDKN Corporation



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The FSMSDC is one of 23 regional councils affiliated with the NMSDC. The mission of the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council is to link Corporations and Government Agencies with Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) to foster business development and expansion.


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