The New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council Honors Top Corporations and Minority Businesses with 2011 Partnership Awards
NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2011
NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council (The Council) Partnership Awards Gala honored top minority entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 companies and public agencies for their successes in creating outstanding business collaborations on November 17 at the New York Marriott Marquis.
The "National Corporation of the Year Award" was presented to AT&T. New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) received the "Regional Corporation of the Year Award." Claire P. Scanlon, vice president, global sourcing and manger supplier development, BNY Mellon, received the "Advocate of the Year Award."
Notable African American, Hispanic American and Asian American-owned businesses certified by The Council received "Supplier of the Year Awards." Class I: Barbara Stubbs, president and CEO, Business Promotion Ideas, a promotions products marketing company; Class II: Elisabete Miranda, president and CEO, Translation Plus, a language translation firm; and Class III: Yoindra "Ryan" Ramnarayan, president, Deluxe Delivery Systems, a leading New York City courier company.
The Partnership Awards Gala honored Joy Crichlow, director, supplier diversity program, Con Edison of New York and chairman emeritus of The Council, with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Crichlow announced her retirement.
"These corporate members and minority entrepreneurs showcase the opportunities for business growth even in this economy," said Lynda Ireland, president and CEO, The Council. "Although Joy Crichlow is leaving Con Edison, we are grateful she will remain as our chairperson emeritus. She was instrumental in teaching minority entrepreneurs on the importance of quality products and educating corporate America on the value of supplier diversity."
The glamorous evening was hosted by Power 105 radio personality Cherry Martinez and featured Hilton O. Smith, senior vice president, Turner Construction/Council chairman; corporate co-chair John Thompson, vice president of strategic programs, Novation and MBE co-chair Leo Russell, founder and CEO, Pride Technologies. Russell presented two New York City High School of Art and Design students with monetary awards for winning a diversity tee shirt design completion. Partnership Award sponsors included: Prudential Financial, Con Edison, PepsiCo, BNY Mellon and Microsoft.
The Council, a National Minority Supplier Development Council affiliate, has approximately 200 corporate members and 1,300 certified minority businesses. Its jurisdiction spans from Albany, New York to Trenton, New Jersey.
SOURCE New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc.