MBE magazine’s Third Annual “MBEs Who Rock!” Contest for 2017 Wraps

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Winners Announced at NMSDC Annual Conference & Business Opportunity Exchange in Detroit, MI

Another successful run for MBE magazine’s popular MBEs Who Rock! contest came to a close at this year’s National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) National Conference held at the Cobo Center in Detroit, MI.

This award honors minority business owners who have excelled in their industry and are also active in their community. 2017 winners are: David W. Morgan – Founder & CEO, DW Morgan Company; Farida Gibbs – CEO, Gibbs Hybrid; Jim Roberts – President, Jim Roberts Enterprises, LLC; Lauri Zessar – President, Bienali Promotions, LLC; Ray Grandoit – CEO & Owner, Ray Grand Apparel; Robin S Thorne – CEO, CTI; David Leeks – Business Manager, Entrepreneur; and Terri Quinton – CEO & President, Q2 Marketing Group LLC.

The 2017 Fall Issue MBEs Who Rock! cover subjects, Sylvester Hester – President & CEO, GAA Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management and Maurice Brewster – CEO, Mosaic Global Transportation, were also honored. Roger Cheng – Business Development, CB Technologies, Inc., known as the voice of both the MBEs Who Rock! and the WBEs Who Rock! programs, was presented with an honorary MBEs Who Rock! pin for his invaluable contribution to our events.

The magazine hosted a special reception on Saturday, October 20, 2017 at the Cobo Center to announce and honor the winners. Details about the winners will be available in the Winter 2018 edition of the MBE magazine.

“It’s really exciting to know that each year we get to acknowledge these extraordinary men and women and all their professional and personal accomplishments, and get to share this with their peers,” says Barbara Oliver, president of Enterprise Publishing Inc. and publisher of MBE magazine. “Congratulations to all of our winners and nominees who are truly MBEs Who Rock!”

As always, we cannot do this event without our supportive sponsors. Special thanks to National Minority Supplier Development Council, Trattativa Meetings and Planning, Audrey Dempsey - Photographer, Technology Concepts Group International, and Red Kite Business Advisors.

The contest, along with its sister contest, “WBEs Who Rock” which honors women business owners, are held annually in June and October, and submissions for each contest can be made throughout the year. For more information and details, go to http://www.mbemag.com.

About Enterprise Publishing, Inc. (EPI): EPI, the parent company of Minority Business Entrepreneur (MBE) magazine, is a media services company which serves the supplier diversity community in the U.S. and Canada. Our mission is to Inform, Educate and Inspire. Founded in 1984 by Ginger Conrad, MBE magazine is an award-winning, 30+ year old, quarterly, resource publication for and about minority and women businesses as well as the corporate and government diversity and inclusion initiatives.
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Barbara Oliver
MBE magazine
(310) 294-3780

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