Seattle, WA (PRWEB) October 01, 2013
As part of its 35th anniversary festivities, the Northwest Minority Supplier Development Council (MSDC) hosts a special event honoring The Boeing Company on Oct. 11. The 2013 Founder’s Dinner Celebration recognizes Boeing as the founding corporate member of the MSDC.
On Oct. 20, 1978, Robert L. Ryan, Boeing Corporate Administrator for Small & Small Disadvantaged Programs, founded what was then called the Puget Sound Council. The company was committed to supporting and retaining the services of minority business enterprises. “To this day, Boeing is still an active member of the MSDC,” said Fernando Martinez, MSDC president and CEO. “It’s the one corporate member that is the foundation of this organization.”
The dinner “is a recognition of the long-term commitment that Boeing has to the inclusion of minority businesses within the supply chain,” Martinez said. “Companies have grown because of their involvement with Boeing. Having Boeing as one of their clients is a big reference for some of these firms.”
Leaders from General Microsystems, Guy Brown, and Nesby & Associates, Inc. will speak on Boeing’s impact on their companies. Boeing executives Jim Wigfall and Jody Franich are expected to be in attendance and accept an award from the MSDC.
The event takes place at The Golf Club at Newcastle in Newcastle, Wash. The dinner starts at 5:00 p.m. and ends at 9:00 p.m. For more information or to register, visit http://www.cvent.com/events/2013-founder-s-dinner-celebration/invitation-f1bb08f459e04e249773135695bb6134.aspx.