Save the date for
The 44th Annual Awards Gala

Friday, September 27, 2019

about The Annual Gala

The Annual Awards Gala is the Council’s signature event which recognizes the achievements of Florida’s top minority-owned businesses, dynamic industry leaders and major corporations that are committed to Supplier Diversity. This upscale evening of Honor and Elegance brings together Florida’s business community. Guests will have the opportunity to network, while celebrating the achievements of minority-owned businesses and professionals that are shaping the future of the State of Florida. The Gala includes a Reception, Musical Entertainment and Networking. Awards presented on the evening include Local & National Corporations of the Year, MBE Suppliers of the Year, Advocate of the Year, Buyer of the Year, President’s Rising Star Award, Crystal Award and the Doing Well While Doing Good® Humanitarian Award.

Congratulations to
The 43rd Annual Awards Gala Winners!

National Corporation of the Year

Turner Construction Company

Local Corporation of the Year

Moffitt Cancer Center

MBE Supplier of the Year - Class I

Crowned Marketing & Communications

MBE Supplier of the Year - Class II

Cube Care Company

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MBE Supplier of the Year - Class III

Gibson Companies

MBE Supplier of the Year - Class IV

MasTec

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Advocate of the Year

Kathey Porter, University of Florida

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President's Award

H.T. Smith, Esq.

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Crystal Award

Dr. Judy Schmelzer, Broward College

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Miami MBDA Business Center Client of the Year

Zahlene Enterprises

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Orlando MBDA Business Center Client of the Year

COMELCO

Doing Well While Doing Good® Humanitarian Award - Corporate

Duke Energy

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Doing Well While Doing Good® Humanitarian Award - MBE

American Sign Language Services

Program Book

43rd Annual Awards Gala Souvenir

Awards Gala Program

– 6:00 PM –
Registration and Reception

– 7:00 PM –
Welcome Remarks
Dinner
Awards Ceremony
Recognition and Acknowledgements
Dancing and Musical Entertainment

Awards Gala Photo Gallery

Take a look at our great Annual Awards Gala photos! These photos capture the essence of the Awards Gala, our sponsors, winners and distinguished guests.

The Awards

Corporations of the Year

This award is presented to a local and national corporation. The corporation of the Year demonstrates commitment to minority purchasing, technical & managerial assistance and support of minority programs.

Buyer of the Year

The Buyer of the Year is presented to a corporate purchasing agent or buyer who actively solicits qualified MBEs and makes substantial purchases from those suppliers.

MBE Suppliers of the Year

This supplier of the year has consistently provided quality products and services. The winners possess exemplary management, innovation and a strategic approach to future growth.

President's Rising Star Award

The President's Rising Star Award is presented to an individual or company that is committed to supplier diversity or has excelled in business growth. The President & CEO of the FSMSDC selects the recipient of this award.

DWWDG Humanitarian Award

The Doing Well While Doing Good® (DWWDG) Humanitarian Award recognizes companies for their civic, philanthropic and volnteer initiatives.

Crystal Award

This award is presented to a business leader that is committed to minority business development and the community.

Award Nominations

Thank you for all your nominations.

Minority Business Enterprise (Mbe) Nominations

MBEs cannot nominate themselves or other MBEs; Only Corporate Members can make these nominations. All nominees must be a Certified MBE with the FSMSDC or any other NMSDC Affiliate Council.

Corporate Nominations

Corporations cannot nominate themselves; Only Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) can make these nominations. All nominees must be an active Corporate Member.

Past Awardees And Honorees

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A Celebration of Nations

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Journey to Africa

41st Annual Awards Gala

A Celebration of Carnival

40th Anniversary Awards Gala

Bollywood: A Festival of Colors

39th Annual Awards Gala

Year of the Horse

38th Annual Awards Gala

Passport to Paradise

37th Annual Awards Gala

Monte Carlo Night

36th Annual Awards Gala

Casino Royale

35th Annual Awards Gala

Excellence in Diversity

34th Annual Awards Gala

Excellence in Diversity