NMBC CEO and President, John F. Robinson, announced that William “Bill” C. Thompson, Chair of New York State Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s Minority- and Women-owned Business Enterprise Team will be the keynote speaker at the awards ceremony and reception. The event will be hosted by BNY Mellon, a long-time corporate supporter of the not-for-profit advocacy group for minority-owned businesses including people of color, women and veterans, at One Wall St., New York, June 28th, from 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM.
In a statement, Thompson, the former New York City Comptroller and 2013 Mayoral-hopeful, stated that “NMBC is more significant than ever in an era when more and more individuals are launching their own businesses in response to persistently-
Michael Robinson, NMBC treasurer and chair of the 40th Anniversary committee, said “The companies and individuals receiving awards from NMBC are nominated and ultimately, selected by the organization’
Receiving the Outstanding Public Servant Award will be NYC Commissioner of Small Business Services Rob Walsh. “Since his appointment to office during the first term of Mayor Bloomberg’s administration, Commissioner Walsh and his staff have developed a very compatible and supportive working relationship with NMBC,” said Michael Robinson. “As a result, many of our members have made important professional contacts within New York City government agencies on account of the ongoing presence that Commissioner Walsh and his staff has had at multiple NMBC events.”
Receiving the Not-for Profit Supplier Diversity Award is The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine, a cancer research facility that also supplies 2.5 million “JAX Mice” to 19,000 research and educational institutions around the country. Additionally, its summer employment program in medical and scientific research actively recruits minority high school and college students.
The recipient of the Minority and Women-owned (MWBE) Award for Green Initiative is New York-based Crescent Energy, a LEED-certified consulting firm that manages energy and green building programs for its clients. “I am especially pleased that we will be presenting an award in this new category for Green Initiative,”
“The theme of our 40th Anniversary is ‘Reflect, Rekindle, Refocus, Resolve’. We encourage not only our members and our corporate sponsors to embrace this goal when reviewing their hiring practices and selecting suppliers, but all government agencies and private enterprises who recognize the importance of a diversified workforce and supply chain in this global economy,” added Jones.
Sponsorship opportunities range from $5,000 to $750. Individual tickets range from $150 to $75 for NMBC members. For further information about sponsorships call 914-654-1506.