Comcast NBC Universal
Architectural Design Collaborative
Coca-Cola Beverages Florida
Oswaldo "Ozzy" Soto
Sourcing Manager and Supplier Diversity Leader
Universal Parks & Resorts
Program Manager, Supplier Diversity
All of the Council's Certified MBEs
and Corporate, Government, Healthcare
and Educational members.
Y-Not Design & Mfg. (Miami)
Carter-Health Disposables (Orlando)
University of South Florida (USF)
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.
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.
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.
This Advocate of the Year award is presented to an individual who has contributed to minority business development and seeks to promote the Council’s mission of fostering minority business development.
The Doing Well While Doing GoodÂ® (DWWDG) Humanitarian Award recognizes companies for their civic, philanthropic and volnteer initiatives.
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.
This award is presented to a business leader that is committed to minority business development and the community.
We recognize that this year’s event will not be our typical event, but in changing this year’s platform we are able to protect the health of our staff, guests and sponsors and direct more funds raised to offer services – to those who need our aid now more than ever.
This virtual experience 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 celebrate the achievements of minority-owned businesses and professionals that are shaping the future of the State of Florida. The experience includes entertainment, sharing the council’s mission and of course a few surprises. Awards presented during 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.
Corporations cannot nominate themselves; Only Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) can make these nominations. All nominees must be an active Corporate Member.
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.
Starting at 6:00 P.M.
Purchase an ad in the Business Impact Awards Digital Program Book.
Take a look at our previous Annual Awards Gala photos! These photos capture the essence of previous Award Galas, our sponsors, winners and distinguished guests.
A Celebration of Nations
Journey to Africa
A Celebration of Carnival
Bollywood: A Festival of Colors
Year of the Horse
Passport to Paradise
Monte Carlo Night
Excellence in Diversity
Excellence in Diversity