New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council Salutes “2011 Mission Accomplished” Top Minority Business Owners

    New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council Salutes "2011 Mission Accomplished" Top Minority Business Owners

    PR Newswire

    NEW YORK, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council has saluted its certified minority business owners that secured major corporate contracts and purchase orders during 2010-2011 with the Mission Accomplished honor.

    The 2011 Mission Accomplished minority entrepreneurs were recognized at The Council's Business Opportunity Expo 2011 held in June. These African-American, Asian and Hispanic businesses are certified by The Council and range in fields encompassing advertising, promotions, product design, language translation, IT staffing, technology, business products and management consulting.

    "According to the U.S. Census, the number of minority-owned businesses increased by 45.6 percent between 2002 and 2007 to almost 6 million. ?That's more than twice the national rate of all U.S. businesses," pointed out Lynda Ireland, president & CEO, The Council. "The Council's Mission Accomplished showcases some of the success stories between New York and New Jersey certified minority businesses and corporate members. It shows there are still opportunities for minority businesses to successfully market quality products and services to corporate America."

    The 2011 Mission Accomplished honorees are: David Barfield, president The Bartech Group, Inc.; Mahendra Patel, president & CEO Patel Consultants Corp; Thai Lee, owner, Software House International; Jeff Douglas, president, Strategic Business Products; Noorali Sonawalla, president, Sunrise Systems, Inc.; Avis Yates-Rivers, president & CEO, Technology Concepts Group International, LLC; Elisabete Miranda, president, Translation Plus, Inc.; and Chih-Chin Sun, president, Ontrend International.

    "I will be eternally grateful to The Council and the wonderful people I have met, personally and professionally. Without them, I would never have the opportunity to work with Bloomingdale's and Macy's, who I am happy to call my clients," said Chih-Chin Sun. "Many thanks to The Council and all they do for the minority suppliers."

    The Council's corporate members which participated in 2011 Mission Accomplished included: Citi, Bloomingdale's, Johnson & Johnson, Time Warner Inc., University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, and PSEG.

    The New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council has over 200 corporate members, including Fortune 500 corporations, government agencies and educational institutions. Currently, there are approximately 1,300 New York and New Jersey minority-owned businesses with annual revenues from $100,000 to $3 billion that are certified by The Council. For more information contact The Council at 212-502-5663 or

    SOURCE New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council