Ohio Minority Supplier Diversity Council

Capital Region MSDC Webinar Tuesday, Apr 7- The Inside Scoop on Federal Contracting During COVID-19

Please join the Capital Region MSDC on Tuesday, April 7th to learn the inside scoop on federal contracting during COVID-19 and how MBEs can benefit from the Stimulus Package. Presenting will be:

  • Kay Riplinger-Baltz, Acting Director | US Army Corps of Engineers |Office of Small Business Programs Chairman | DoD Northwest Regional Council
  • Antonio Doss, District Director | SBA | Washington Metropolitan Area District Office
  • Tommy Marks Lt. Colonel (Ret) US Army, Director | MBDA Federal Procurement Center
  • Sharon R. Pinder, President and CEO | Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

9:30 am – 10:30 am

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Managing In a National Emergency: How MBEs are Navigating the COVID-19 Business Challenges? NMSDC Webinar on Thursday, March 26 at 2 p.m.

A town hall focused on a frank discussion with minority business owners on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on their business, how are they coping, what can corporate customers do to support them and what advice can they give to other MBEs.  What do the federal, state and local governments need to do to support minority businesses? We will be taking questions during this virtual town hall.   We welcome your participation, questions and insights on what your companies are doing.  We want to hear from you!


Free Tools, Resources and Financial Help for Business Owners Hit by COVID-19 – Link To Full Story

A growing number of companies are offering their online tools, classes and resources at no cost in response to the impact on small business owners from the coronavirus. Below is a link to a list that Inc. is curating and continuously updating.


NMSDC’s Live Town Hall: How Can MBEs Survive the Impact of COVID-19? Watch the Broadcast Now at NMSDC.org

NMSDC’s Live Town Hall: How Can MBEs Survive the Impact of COVID-19?

As this health emergency continues to unfold, NMSDC is fortifying its advocacy and its commitment to meeting the needs and concerns of MBEs. Our transformed mission is even more vitally important than ever – today, tomorrow, and beyond. This Town Hall is a component in that mission. We need to hear your questions, your concerns, and your ideas. With your feedback, we can work more. effectively as a network.

Moderating the Town Hall is Monika Mantilla – President/CEO of Altura Capital and Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Small Business Community Capital (SBCC). Monika is uniquely valuable in leading this discussion – a MWBE who is a leading national figure in societal transformation through entrepreneurial success by providing capital and expanding opportunity to promising entrepreneurs.

Watch the broadcast now at https://www.facebook.com/100003259330325/videos/2737270433058241/

Learn How to Communicate with Customers and Employees During COVID-19 Crisis: A Webinar for MBEs on Friday, March 20th

It is important to have a crisis communications strategy in place in the event of a crisis. Many of our MBEs and even some corporate stakeholders do not have a strategy in place.

If you are interested in learning how to communicate with stakeholders in a crisis, Mid-States MSDC President/CEO, Carolyn Mosby and Herd Strategies CEO, Denise Herd, will conduct a FREE online Crisis Communications workshop this week, Friday, March 20, 2020 at 11 a.m. EST to ensure you have the tools and strategies in place to communicate effectively during the COVID-19 crisis.


About The Presenters

Carolyn Mosby – Prior to becoming President/CEO of Mid-States, Carolyn spent 20 years as a public relations, marketing, communications and crisis communications professional for corporations, organizations, politicians and celebrities. She also developed strategic crisis communications strategies and served as a company spokesperson for numerous crises.
Denise Herd – The visionary leader of Herd Strategies, Denise has successfully created an integrated marketing and communications company with a proven track record in branding, marketing, public relations, creative design and communications training.