2017 Business Alliance Forum Presented by Mountain Plains Minority Supplier Development Council
Story by Lorenzo Chavez
Photos by Lorenzo Chavez
at Denver PPA Center benefiting Mt. Plains MSDC at 9:00 a.m.
Another great turnout for the Mountain Plains Minority Supplier Development Council annual forum this year brought together minority small businesses and Colorado corporations to discuss new partnerships and achievements of the past year. Special thanks went to Kaiser Permanente and Xcel Energy as Breakfast and Luncheon Sponsors, respectively; and to Gold Sponsors: World Wide Technology, Dell EMC, and CenturyLink.
MSDC Representatives: President/CEO Stan Sena, Business Development & Corp. Services- Ann Albergotti, Board Chair Walt Jennings
The all-day 2017 Business Alliance Forum—titled “Going the Distance: Expanding Supplier Diversity”— held October 6 at the Denver PPA Center provided educational workshops, panel discussions, and awards recognition of Mt. Plains MSDC certified MBEs and Corporate Members.
Conference guests attended panels and listened to the latest trends in minority business with speakers from Fortune 500 and 1,000 companies during breakfast and luncheon sessions, and topical workshops designed to boost business growth.
The mission of the Mountain Plains Minority Supplier Development Council is to provide U.S. corporation and government entities with greater access to the goods and services of minority-owned business to develop lasting and mutually beneficial relationships.
For additional information on Mountain Plains Minority Supplier Development Council membership, programs and events call 303-623-3037 or visit: www.mpmsdc.org
Mt. Plains MSDC President/CEO Stan Sena thanks guests and sponsors
Mt. Plains MSDC President/CEO Stan Sena describes the year’s achievements
Kate Kuna, Joanna Sandoval, Denise Christopher
Guests listen to presenters
Luncheon panelists described their company’s outreach strategies
The final luncheon panel featured: Board Chair Walt Jennings, Jim O’Rourke of Conagra, Megan Rast of Charter Communications, Murugan Palani of Denver Public Schools
Megan Rast of Charter Communications describes company programs and incentives
Jim O’Rourke of Conagra describes company supplier outreach programs
Emcee Docia Myer
Christine and Conference Presenter Greg Lopez, former Mayor of Parker, CO
Silvia Irmayanthi, Indo Dynamics
Murugan Palani and Jim O’Rourke
Brian Bauer, Medova Healthcare and William King, 95.7 Omaha Community Broadcasting
Ann Albergotti of Mt. Plains MSDC and Annette Alvarez, First Idea