LITTLE ROCK, AR – The Arkansas Regional Minority Supplier Development Council (ARMSDC) hosted it 19th Annual Business Opportunity Fair (BOF) on August 16-17, 2005 at the Statehouse Convention Center downtown Little Rock, AR.
The theme of this year’s event was, “The Strength of Diversity, The Power of Networking.”
Charles King, President of the ARMSDC said, “this has been an exciting year to be part of the growing Arkansas economy. Our corporate community has been more determined that ever to make minority business utilization a reality.”
ARMSDC is an affiliate of the National Minority Supplier Development Council that promotes the development of business opportunities between minority business enterprises (MBEs), corporations, and government agencies in Arkansas and Mississippi.
At the CEO Awards luncheon on Wednesday, August 17, Maura Lozano-Yancy, president & group publisher of ¡Hola! Arkansas introduced the keynote speaker, Mr. Anthony Robinson, Executive Director of MBELDEF, Minority Business Enterprise and Education Fund from Washington, DC.
Liz Massey, Today’s THV Channel 11 evening Anchor served as the Master of Ceremony.
Tyson Foods was voted the “Corporation of the Year”, for setting up new standards for corporate diversity, for it’s support to the council and it’s MBE’s. Tyson Foods also received the “Stancil Image Awards” for best booth. Tyson is represented in the Board of the ARMSDC and in all the committees.
The “MBE of the Year Award” went to the Arkansas Spanish Translators and Interpreters.
Lozano-Yancy presented the Awards.