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MMSDC & MBDA presents the 2nd Annual Hispanic Heritage Day

"Exito! Our Past, Our Present, Our Future…Our Decision"

DETROIT, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC) and Detroit Minority Business Development (MBDA) Center will host their annual Hispanic Heritage Day on September 11, 2014 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Ford Field as part of its on-going Heritage Series, which honors and celebrates the businesses and business leaders of the African-American, Asian, Hispanic and Native American communities. The fee is $20, and includes all activities and events.

"The Hispanic community is an integral part of the American mosaic, both culturally and in business." said Louis Green, President and CEO of the MMSDC, "This event is focused on celebrating the impact of the Hispanic business community and the pathways they have created. It is a special time for us to recognize all the achievements and contributions locally as well as nationally. The event also gives us a chance to discuss ways we can all support and contribute to their collective success. Hispanic Americans are fast becoming the driving force of our country's economic future; we should all be invested in their success."

The event, presented by the Ford Motor Company, and sponsored by the Diez Group, BAE Industries, Caravan Facility Maintenance, the Ideal Group, Lear and Tri-Tec. The MMSDC and the Detroit MBDA Center are also proud to have the four Michigan Hispanic Chambers of Commerce and several Hispanic professional organizations as Community Partners. The Hispanic Heritage Day Celebration will feature Jim Avila of ABC News and former US Treasurer Anna Escobedo Cabral as keynote speakers. A special tribute for Hispanic Medal of Honor Awardees will be on exhibit presented by Vetbuilt Building Group.  The event will also include an awards ceremony presented by the Ford Hispanic Network, recognizing those who have made noteworthy contributions of leadership and advocacy on behalf of Hispanic issues.

"We are excited and proud to recognize the accomplishments and contributions of the Hispanic business community," said April Diez of the Diez Group. "The MMSDC's Heritage Series is a celebration of the unique contributions of our diverse region."

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The Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC) is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization committed to driving economic growth within minority communities. The MMSDC advances this mission by facilitating over $20 billion annually in business contracts between corporations and certified minority business enterprises (MBEs). Founded in 1977, the MMSDC certifies minority businesses, provides MBEs with access to procurement opportunities, and develops capacity for minority business development. The Michigan Council has been recognized by the National Minority Supplier Development Council as "Regional Council of the Year" three times since 2007 for its work in promoting minority business development.

The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) was originally established on March 5, 1969 and is the only federal agency dedicated exclusively to the growth and development of minority business enterprises. The MBDA supports job growth and economic expansion through a network of MBDA business centers, collaboration with federal, state and local government agencies, and strategic partnerships. The Detroit MBDA Business Center is operated by the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council.

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SOURCE Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council

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