• Corporation of the Year (National)

  • Corporation of the Year (Regional)

  • Supplier of the Year (Class I)

  • Supplier of the Year (Class II)

  • Supplier of the Year (Class III)

  • Supplier of the Year (Class IV)

  • Emmett T. Vaughn Corporate Advocate of the Year

  • MBE Advocate of the Year

  • James Brown Award

Award Recipients, selected via an extensive nomination and review process, affirm our mission of developing minority business enterprises to better align them with corporations for business growth and opportunities through Supplier Diversity channels.



Friday, November 22, 2019

Free Valet Parking compliments of Dawood Engineering, Frontier Technologies, Inc. and The JPI Group

This special evening will get started with a Champagne Greeting to usher you into the Cocktail Reception and “Trips of a Lifetime” Silent Auction. The fun and networking will continue throughout the evening as you enjoy an array of delicious hors d’oeuvres, food stations and drinks of choice. A live band will set the mood for your listening and dancing pleasure. And, of course, the award recipients will take the stage as we recognize the achievements of top minority-owned businesses, dynamic industry leaders and major corporations that are committed to supplier diversity.

Open Bar and Signature Drink


6:00 pm   Reception and Silent Auction


7:00 pm   Prelude to a Celebration

                Heavy Hors d'oeuvres and Themed Food Stations


7:30 pm   Signature and Special Awards Presentations


8:15 pm   Intermezzo

                Hors d'oeuvres and Themed Food Stations


9:00 pm   MBE and Corporate Awards Presentations


9:45 pm   Finale

                Stations, Viennese Table and Dancing


Stephanie Humphrey

Tech-Life Expert Stephanie Humphrey is a former engineer who merges her passion for lifestyle media with in-depth tech expertise to show everyday people how empowering, enriching and fun technology can be. Stephanie is currently a technology contributor for ABC News where she serves as part of the nationally-syndicated Strahan Sara & Keke team. Before that, she spent two years as the technology contributor to daytime talk show The Harry Show, hosted by Harry Connick, Jr. She’s also been a guest expert on the daytime morning show Home & Family on The Hallmark Channel, and Sister Circle Live on TV One. Stephanie was a frequent guest on NewsOne with Roland Martin and has also contributed her tech-life expertise to other national media outlets including Al-Jazeera America, HuffPostLive,, and She was the regular on-air tech contributor to Fox 29’s Good Day Philadelphia (WTXF) and Stephanie spent three years as the technology writer for and a contributor to EBONY magazine. You can catch her monthly radio segment on The Karen Hunter Show on Sirius XM and hear regular tech segments on WDAS-FM in Philadelphia as well.

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Vie  |  600 N. Broad Street  |  Philadelphia, PA 19130


November 22, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

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The Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council (EMSDC), a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, is an affiliate of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). There are 23 regional councils across the country with more than 1,750 corporate members. The EMSDC certifies and connects minority-owned businesses (Asian, Black, Hispanic, and Native American) throughout Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and Delaware with member corporations who are committed to supplier development and want to purchase their products, services and solutions.


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