The Carolinas Connection: From Carolinas Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc.

by October 28, 2013

These are exciting times at the CVMSDC. As you know, NMSDC and our network are transitioning and our council continues to be successful and ahead of plan in the process. Recognizing that change is always a challenge, we are excited to embrace the new opportunities to create wealth for our MBEs and grow revenue for our corporate members. As you know, the network transitions are to benefit our corporate members and certified MBEs. Our corporate members and our MBEs benefits are: 

 As a combined council serving; North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia we are organizing a structure that reflect our geographical diversity, enhances our cultural competence and deliver effective and efficient services to corporate members and MBEs across all markets.

I want to thank all of our corporate members, MBEs and our strategic partners for their leadership throughout the restructure process and the tremendous commitment you continue to make in supplier development. In closing, as we move forward to finalize 2013, a high level view of our strategic plan is included and details of our long range plans we will share in 2014.


Eric Watson
President & CEO


Lowe’s Pride Awards Nominations

CMSDC is partnering with Pride Magazine for the Lowe’s Pride Awards which will focus on economic inclusion in support of minority suppliers.  Please find attached a letter and form for nominating an MBE/WBE of distinction, a teen entrepreneur of distinction, and an emerging supplier diversity champion.  This partnership provides an opportunity for all of us to support and emphasize the importance of economic impact through diverse suppliers in our community.

Newly Certified MBEs in September 2013:


Gregory Arts Services – Metrolina

QC Windshield Repair – Metrolina

Real Intelligence Group, LLC – Midlands

Green Lighting Group – Midlands

Universal Mobile Phlebotomy Co. – Piedmont


ASJ Wilson Construction – Triad

Saponi Industries, Inc. – Triad

Century Products, LLC – Triad

Volt Energy, LLC – Triad

El Club Mexicano, Inc. – Triad

SMA MicroSystems of Virginia – Piedmont

Laser Recharge of Carolinas, Inc. – Piedmont

Roanoke Energy Resources, Inc. – Piedmont

Yorel Integrated Solutions, Inc. – Metrolina

Integrated Capital Strategies, LLC – Metrolina

Nirav Dye & Chemicals, Inc. – Metrolina

Lullaby Lettie Learning Center – Metrolina

Appro Management, Inc. – Metrolina

Boslap, LLC – Metrolina

Lil Associates II, Inc. – Metrolina

Construction Dynamics, Inc. – Midlands

Carolina Product Solutions, LLC – Midlands

Enviro AgScience – Midlands

Professional Healthcare Services – Foothills

Research Technologies, Inc. – Foothills

Vision 2 Destiny, Inc. – Foothills


Anasteel & Supply Company, LLC – GA

Collabera, Inc. – NJ

Meridian Staffing Services, Inc. – FL 

Meetings, Seminars, Workshops of Interest

7th Annual MBE Summit

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013.

CMSDC will be hosting its annual MBE Summit in Spartanburg, SC.  View this flyer for more information and to register

Events, Matchmakers and MBE Opportunities

Meet the Buyers

Thursday, November 14th, 2013 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am.

The Piedmont Regional Advisory Committee will be hosting an outreach at RDU Airport Authority.  Please view the flyer for more information and to register. 

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