The aspirational goals of the Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council (“GNEMSDC”) include economic inclusion and minority business development. Annual Sponsors provide financial support of the mission of GNEMSDC, which allows us to improve our programmatic offerings for our corporate members and our certified MBEs. Annual Sponsors also receive extensive and valuable marketing benefits that result in an attractive and focused return on your investment in GNEMSDC.

During 2020, for the convenience of our various constituents, we will again consolidate the Awards Luncheon and the Business Opportunity Conference. Similarly, we will combine the Quarterly Meetings with our targeted Match Making events, and will have a continued commitment to MBE-to-MBE Match Making. We will also deploy technology to allow for efficient connections between our corporate stakeholders and our MBEs across our geographically expansive region.

Your annual sponsorship in 2020 is essential to the viability of GNEMSDC in providing the financial resources to continue:

  • Certifying MBEs
  • ConnectingMBEs and our corporate members, corporate members with each and smaller MBEs to larger MBEs
  • Developing our MBEs
  • Advocating in a variety of forums the importance to our economy of minority business development.
The significant exposure and valuable marketing benefits of sponsorship includes:
 OFFERINGFREQUENCY
1GNEMSDC WEBSITE24/7; 365 Days a year
2BI WEEKLY GNEMSDC NEWSLETTERBi Weekly
3SPONSOR REEL – LUNCHEONDay of Event
4EMAIL BLASTS – LUNCHEON4-5 times before event
5EMAIL BLASTS – CONFERENCE4-5 times before event
6EVENT WEBSITE – LUNCHEON24/7; 30 days before event
7EVENT WEBSITE – CONFERENCE24/7; 30 days before event
8PROGRAM BOOK – LUNCHEONDay of Event
9PROGRAM BOOK – CONFERENCEDuring Event
10ELECTRONIC PROGRAM BOOK – LUNCHEON24/7; 365 Days a year
11ELECTRONIC PROGRAM BOOK – GOLF24/7; 365 Days a year
12ELECTRONIC PROGRAM BOOK – CONFERENCE24/7; 365 Days a year
13SPONSOR EASELS – LUNCHDay of Event
14SPONSOR EASELS – GOLFDay of Event
15SPONSOR EASELS – CONFERENCEDuring Event
16SPONSOR EASELS—FENWAY EVENTDay of Event
17SPONSOR EASELS—QUARTERLY MEETINGS
AND MATCH MAKING
At least four times during 2020
18EMAIL BLASTS FENWAY EVENT4-5 times before event
19FACEBOOK24/7; 365 Days a year
20INSTAGRAM24/7; 365 Days a year
21TWITTER24/7; 365 Days a year
22LINKEDIN24/7; 365 Days a year
A new marketing benefit this year will be a “MBE CORNER” on our website, which will allow you to provide information on your company continuously during 2020. In addition to the marketing benefits noted above, your investment aids our mission-critical work of providing development programs and services to our certified MBEs of all sizes. We do so through a combination of: One-on-one consulting for MBEs; Training programs for MBEs; and our Advanced Leadership Program. Please note that at least 25% of the amounts collected from annual sponsorships will be allocated to support GNEMSDC’s Development Programs. You may elect to allocate a higher percentage of your annual sponsorship to MBE Development!
 Category 1 MBEsMBEs in Category 2, 3 and 4
ONE-ON-ONE
CONSULTING
  • Strategy
  • Creation/Refinement of “Value Proposition”
  • Financial record keeping, Financial Management, Financial Statements
  • Access to Debt (Banks and Finance Companies)
  • Strategic Advice
  • Financial Management/Understanding Financial Statements
  • Advice regarding “Inorganic Growth” Strategies (mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures)
  • Advice/Contacts/Introductions to Debt, Mezzanine and Equity Capital
TRAINING
  • Process Improvement
  • Financial Management
  • Access to Capital (Bank Debt & Finance Companies)
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Process Improvement
  • Financial Management
  • Access to Capital (Senior Debt; Mezzanine; and Equity Capital)
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Succession Planning
Our development program includes the opportunity for MBEs to participate in the GNEMSDC Advanced Leadership Program, which utilizes the Kaufman Foundation’s “Fast Trac” Curriculum. For the participating businesses, this program facilitates a deep introspective analysis in the following sequential format:
ADVANCED LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
MBEs in ALL Categories: 1, 2, 3 and 4
10 Modules
(Once a Month – 2 Hour Sessions):

(Internal Resources Of GNEMSDC);

(Use Kaufman Foundation’s Fast Trac Curriculum);

Deliverable: A Strategic Plan
  • Sizing Up Your Business
  • Exploring Growth Opportunities
  • Making Strategic Decisions
  • Using Financial Tools
  • Strengthening the Product/Service
  • Seizing the Market
  • Leading the Organization
  • Managing Operations for Growth
  • Charting Financial Performance
  • Completing, Documenting and Executing Plan