Omaha, Nebraska (PRWEB) June 18, 2014
blabfeed, a leading provider of innovative digital signage technologies in the Omaha Metro area, is pleased to announce its certification with the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) as a Minority Business Enterprise.
The NMSDC Network includes a National Office in New York and 36 Regional Councils across the country, including the Mountain Plans Minority Supplier Development Council which recognized blabfeed with this certification. There are 3,500 corporate members throughout the network, including most of America’s largest publicly-owned, privately-owned and foreign-owned NMSDC companies, as well as universities, hospitals and other buying institutions. The Regional Councils certify and match more than 16,000 minority-owned businesses with member corporations that want to purchase their products and services.
NMSDC’s rigorous certification process requires that minority businesses in the Network are at least 51% minority-owned, operated and controlled. A combination of screenings, interviews and site visits establishes eligibility. This feature distinguishes NMSDC from other organizations or entities that publish directories which allow “self-certification” as their standard. Applicant MBEs meeting the certification criteria are eligible for specified services provided by NMSDC and its Regional Councils.
Certified MBEs are listed in the NMSDC national database called the Minority Business Information System (MBISYS®) to which all national corporate members have direct access. On-line database computer access allows an MBE the opportunity to efficiently market its products or services nationwide.
Stringent certification standards also identify bona fide minority businesses, helping buying organizations’ to report expenditures as well as vendor utilization rates. These are measures of performance and progress in evaluating a minority supplier development process.
Keith Fix, CEO of Perfecta Media LLC, explained “Certification with the NMSDC allows blabfeed a unique opportunity to establish business relationships with corporate affiliates and other Minority Business Enterprises (MBE). Once we researched and became more familiar with core values of the council and its proven track record of success, we felt strongly the right choice was made to align ourselves with the NMSDC. As an actively involved certified MBE, we are certain blabfeed is further positioned to continue helping businesses drive revenue and solve problems through innovative digital signage technologies.”