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Business Diversity Summit

Thursday, August 19, 2021 (12:00 PM - 1:30 PM) (MST)


**NEW DATE: AUGUST 19, 2021**

Business Diversity Summit

The Phoenix Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center and the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the 10th Annual Business Diversity Summit on Thursday, August 19, 2021, in a virtual format. The event recognizes Minority-owned Businesses and Diversity Spend in Arizona. Join more than 500 of the state’s entrepreneurs and procurement executives, community leaders, industry leaders, and public officials as they share the latest business insights and best practices on diversity and inclusion. Major components include the annual inductions into the Arizona Million Dollar Circle of Excellence and the presentation of the annual Phoenix Minority Business Enterprise Awards. 

The 2021 Phoenix MBDA Business Center's Annual Award Winners

  • Minority Construction Firm of the Year: Cornerstone Engineering, Inc., Chella Subram
  • Minority Emerging Technology and Industries Firm of the Year: Ease, Inc. Nathan Harris
  • Marketing & Communications Firm of the Year: Mountain View Media, Jane desGrosseilliers
  • Minority Veteran-Owned Firm of the Year: ARUSI, Alex Reynoso
  • Emerging Business Enterprise of the Year: Lean Developers Corporation, Vicente Negrete

About the Million Dollar Circle of Excellence

The AZHCC in collaboration with our MBDA Business Center and other partner agencies will once again celebrate the collaborative AZ Million Dollar Circle of Excellence (AZ MDCE). The AZMDCE, program, spotlights and recognizes companies that have spent at least $1 million in procurement with minority and women-owned suppliers in the last fiscal year within Arizona.

The Business Diversity Program will be followed with a digital recognition campaign. The combination of initiatives provides valuable tools to small business, highlights their achievements, as well as corporate investment in supplier diversity, actively pairs buyers and suppliers, and provides insight into companies leading the way in Diversity & Inclusion.

The annual Business Diversity Summit in August provides the ideal platform to facilitate a meaningful engagement with W/MBEs. This is the perfect opportunity to connect with W/MBEs in Arizona, now 120,000 strong! Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please visit: to learn more.

We look forward to your participation! 


To be recognized as an AZ MDCE 2021 Inductee during the Business Diversity Summit, visit to learn more and submit your application.

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Elizabeth Flores
(602) 279-1800
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Thursday, August 19, 2021 (12:00 PM - 1:30 PM) (MST)
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