National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC at Phila. Front Page News
Greetings, enclosed is info from MSDC, they assist minority businesses with their certifications as suppliers/vendors with corporations, great organization to connect with. Have a great summer!!
Networking River Cruise Jul 17, 2008All Aboard Thanks for Sailing with Us!!!
Networking River Cruise
Boarding at 6:30PM!!!
Tickets are $75.00 call 215- 569-1005
Liberty Belle http://www.libertyb elle.com/
Burlington City's Waterfront Promenade
101 East Pearl St., Burlington, NJ 08016
(High and East Pearl Streets)
Look towards the water and you will see the Liberty Belle boat! Head in that direction.
There is available parking in three open fields (grass and gravel; one paved farther away) at the Waterfront Promenade. Although not a marked a marked "Parking Lot;" this is the area used for parking. There is a "grand stand" stage situated on the grass. The Liberty Belle is on the water, about 50 yards beyond the "grand stand" stage.
Directions from Philadelphia
- Take I-95 North (towards Trenton, NJ) to the Burlington Bristol Bridge/Bristol exit #41
- Make a right at the light onto Route 413 South follow signs to Burlington Bristol Bridge
- Once over the bridge, go through toll booth and stay to the left (take semi-circle that will put you onto West Broad Street)
- Take West Broad Street to the 3rd traffic light (High Street) and make a left
- Continue for two blocks to the waterfront/ river (Delaware River) and you will see the Liberty Belle.
- If you happen to be traveling from out of town several area hotels have also been outlined.
- Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (609) 702-5810
- Mt. Holly-NJ Tnpk Exit 5
- Hampton Inn (609) 702-9888
- http://www.hamptoni nn.com/
- Econo Lodge (609) 702-1000
- http://www.econolod ge.com/
- Best Western (609) 261-3800
- http://www.bwburlin gton.com/
We are looking forward to seeing you on board.
Darlene Jenkins, President & CEO of The Minority Supplier Development Council of PA-NJ-DE, is taking business to the next level.
The Philadelphia- based nonprofit organization is one of the leading business membership organizations in Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Delaware. It is also one of 39 regional councils of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) in the US and Puerto Rico. To learn more about the national organization visit online http://nmsdc. org/
A primary objective of the Minority Supplier Development Council is to provide a direct link between corporate America and minority owned businesses. The MSDC certifies minority-owned businesses and creates access to opportunities for them. Corporations on the cutting edge of diversity recognize that supplier diversity is a business imperative. Chief executives, government decision makers, and leaders in business and industry choose the Minority Supplier Diversity Council of PA-NJ-DE to assist in translating diversity to their bottom lines.
Supplier diversity is a key element in the "Smart Growth" plans of forward thinking companies and the MSDC is leading the way.Darlene L. Jenkins President and CEO The Minority Supplier Development Council of PA-NJ-DE 42 South 15th Street, Suite 1400 Philadelphia, PA 19102-2218 Phone 215-569-1005 Fax 215-569-2667 djenkins@msdc- panjde.org http://www.msdc- panjde.org
SAVE THE DATES UPCOMING EVENTS
Business Opportunity Convention – October 6-8th
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Atlantic City, New Jersey
This is slated to be the largest procurement show in our coverage area devoted exclusively to promoting partnerships and business opportunities between major corporations and minority businesses. This hallmark event brings together corporate, government, and minority business representatives for the purpose of establishing business alliances and partnerships. The convention is a unique event presenting the best of the business world – Business Opportunities, Networking, Workshops, Keynote Speakers, Special Events, and useful information.
Awards Gala and Dinner Dance – December 5th
Loews Hotel Philadelphia
The MSDC Awards Gala provides an exciting evening of awards, networking, fine dining and dancing. It is a great opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of minority businesses and corporations throughout the region. The national and local Corporations of the Year are named, as are the Suppliers of the Year.
For information contact the MSDC Office: 215-569-1005
Visit us on the web at www.msdc-panjde. org
Other Events, get out, network and relax, Have a great summer!!!
WDAS UNITY DAY MOVES TO PENNS LANDING FROM THE PARKWAY
EVENT: Unity Weekend on the Waterfront
DATE: Saturday, August 23, 2008 & Sunday, August 24, 2008
LOCATION: The Great Plaza at Penns Landing
TIME: 12 noon to 7pm (both days) WEBSITE http://www.wdasfm.com/pages/unity08/index.php
Underground Railroad Philly link from Phila. Visitors website www. gophila.com http://gptmc.org/C/Things_to_Do/211/Itineraries_and_Tours/428/Itineraries/429/I/The_Underground_Railroad/15.html
Penns Landing Philly waterfront live music link R&B and Jazz link (copy and paste to your browser ) http://www.phillyfunguide.com/organization.php?id=1029
Wiggins Park in Camden N.J. Free Summer Jazz Series website link (copy and paste to your browser ) http://www.ccparks.com/events/eventsbyseries_list.php?srs_id=5
Atlantic City events website http://www.atlanticcitynj.com/Calendar_Events_Results.asp
Trenton Jazz Festival in September http://www.state.nj.us/state/divisions/memorial/season/jazzfest2008_info.html
Visit Delaware http://www.visitdelaware.com/attraction.htm?a=13&s=generic
Philly Word Live!! JOINS MAC TO SPONSOR THE 2ND ANNUAL GLOBAL FUSION FESTIVAL THIS JULY
Showcasing Philadelphia ’s Diverse Talent
PHILADELPHIA…July 12, 2008…The Philadelphia Multicultural Affairs Congress (MAC), a division of the Philadelphia Conventions & Visitors Bureau (PCVB), and Philly Word Live!! join to celebrate Philadelphia ’s multicultural talent through the 2nd Annual Global Fusion Festival, Saturday, July 19th from Noon to 8pm at Penn’s Landing Great Plaza . As part of PECO’s Multicultural Series, this FREE, one-day event will showcase a variety of local cultural entertainers, ethnic foods, crafts, give-aways and educational programs for participants of all ages.
This year’s festival will be hosted by 107.9 WRNB’s nationally syndicated host, Tom Joyner, of the Tom Joyner Morning Show. The Tom Joyner Morning Show is beamed into over 95 radio stations across the country each weekday, resulting in over 10 million listeners nationwide. Not only will Tom Joyner energize the event, but Global Fusion Festival headliners include Grammy-nominated, R&B heart-throbs Eric Benét and Carl Thomas plus, EPIC Records artist, R&B singer Noel Gourdin. In addition, Blackground Records R&B artist, Tank and Billboard Awards and Latin Grammy-nominated bachata singer, Andy Andy will perform.
Confirmed local cultural performers include: D3 Philadanco Dancers, Casa De Venezuela Musical Ensemble, the Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble and Grupo Fuego who will be performing salsa dances and hosting a salsa contest.
Founder and Host of Philly Word Live!! states, “Because Hip-Hop is a global phenomenon it is the perect avenue for Philly Word Live!! to collaborate with the Philadelphia Multicultural Affairs Congress to further educate the public of the many cultural influences and expressions that exist today.”
Along with the stage entertainment, this year’s festival will feature “Make and Take” crafts by The Philadelphia Museum of Art and a Martial Arts demonstration. The Children's Pavilion, dedicated to the younger audience, will offer cultural enrichment and feature the Philadelphia ZOO on Wheels, face painting, and multicultural crafts for kids of all ages. Philadelphia International Records will spice up the festivities by hosting an interactive karaoke contest. The activities will continue with Line Dancing by Kenny J Productions, and an award presentation honoring El Sol’s 16 Crystal Award recipients. Curby Bucket will also be in attendance, promoting Philadelphia ’s recycling efforts.
For more information, visit www.GlobalFusionFestival.com for an updated list of performances, vendors and sponsors.
About Philly Word Live!! visit www.phillywordlive.com.
The Philadelphia Multicultural Affairs Congress (MAC), a division of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau, was formed in 1987 as the first multicultural division of a Convention & Visitors Bureau in the nation. MAC maximizes opportunities for the region by promoting Philadelphia as an ethnically diverse visitor destination, encouraging multicultural business and social responsibility that contributes to and benefits from the varying multicultural communities that enhance our region's hospitality and tourism industry
Please feel free to forward/share this information with family , friends and business associates, take care.
Save The date!!!! Earl Harvey and Friends Pre Labor Day
Mt. Airy Groove Party @ Phillys Platinum Grille , Friday August 29th
9 pm to 2 am
PHILLY'S PLATINUM GRILLE
Market Square Shopping Plaza
7719 Crittenden St. Philadelphia, Pa. 19118
Donation $ 7.00
Old School, R&B, for mature adults 35