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Ohio Minority Supplier Diversity Council

OMSDC Meeting And Travel Advisory Related To Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Maintaining the safety of our OMSDC network is our utmost priority. Currently, OMSDC is closely monitoring the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and its progression. In the spirit of safety, OMSDC will take extra precautions to reduce exposure of our employees and members to COVID-19 by utilizing virtual technology for meetings and working remotely as needed.

On Thursday, March 12th, Governor DeWine banned events of more than 100 attendees. In addition, many of our valued partners already have travel bans or travel restrictions in effect for employee safety. As a result, several meetings and conferences have been postponed.

It is in this spirit that we have decided to postpone the Annual Meeting, originally scheduled for March 25th at Central State University. We are confirming with the venue and our speakers for a new date in early August, so please watch out for emails and check our website.

Note that these OMSDC Conferences and events are still on schedule:

  • Business Opportunity Expo (BOE), June 2nd – 3rd
  • Supplier Diversity Exchange, September 17th ·      
  • Annual Awards Gala, November 20th

Please use reliable information and your best judgment for all interactions. For your convenience, the OMSDC team is available to serve our corporate members and MBEs. Thank you for your patience and consideration as we evaluate our next steps.

With appreciation for each of you and well wishes for continued health and safety,

JacquelineNeal

Jacqueline D. NealPresident & CEO Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council

Changes to OMSDC’s Business Operations

Maintaining the safety of our OMSDC network is our utmost priority. Currently, OMSDC is closely monitoring the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and its progression. In the spirit of safety, OMSDC will take extra precautions to reduce exposure of our employees and members to COVID-19 by utilizing virtual technology for meetings and working remotely as needed until further notice.

We remain accessible by phone and email.
Columbus Office | (614) 225-6959
– Cleveland Office | (216) 363-0004 or 0005
– Cincinnati Office | (513) 687-0968

Certification and re-certifications will continue. Site visits will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and may be conducted virtually. If there’s a need for an onsite review, that will be conducted at a later date. We are exploring ways to utilize technology to continue to develop MBEs, create connections and advocate for supplier diversity.

Recently, all NMSDC Affiliate Presidents were given access to the national MBE database, so for our Corporate Members, don’t hesitate to contact OMSDC to meet your supplier needs.

Our commitment remains to be responsive. Continue to check your emails and follow us on social media for developments and updates.

Sincerely,

Jacqueline D. Neal
President & CEO
Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council