2022 Minority Business Opportunity Week

09/19/2022 09:30 AM - 09/23/2022 05:00 PM ET



The Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council, in partnership with the Great State of Georgia and area cities and counties, will commemorate the annual observance of Minority Business Opportunity Week (MBOW) on September 19 – 23, 2022. MBOW is a weeklong recognition of the rich history, singular achievements, and many contributions of the minority business community to the state’s economy. The State of Georgia and cities and counties across the region issue proclamations annually setting aside this week to celebrate MBOW.


During this week, the GMSDC will host a series of events and activities designed to bring the business community together and spur business opportunities. The GMSDC has curated a limited quantity of MBE boxes showcasing a variety of high-quality goods and services available from Georgia MBEs. 


Health Screening

MBOW is being hosted by AT&T at the Lenox Park location. All visitors to an AT&T building must be fully vaccinated. This policy requires all attendees to MBOW to be fully vaccinated. We are using CrowdPass to collect vaccination data.


Click here to complete the health screening


What is CrowdPass?

CrowdPass is a safe and secure vendor that the GMSDC is using to verify vaccination status of our attendees and participants at our in-person events. Your data will be destroyed 30 days after the event.

Once registered, you will need to provide proof of vaccination by uploading your vaccination card to CrowdPass. Use this link to access the Health Screening Form. Once you have been approved, you will receive a QR code that you will need to present at MBOW. If you have any questions or concerns, please email info@gmsdc.org.


Schedule of Activities

Minority Business Opportunity Week Kick Off
10:00 a.m.

Live Stream

Join the GMSDC for a  kick off of Minority Business Opportunity Week. The kick off will include the announcements of the launch of GMDC’s Let Talk Small Business Podcast, One Percent Pledge Initiative and the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Memorandum of Understanding Signing.  

Open for Business: Business Opportunities with the State of Georgia

2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
AT&T | 1025 Lenox Park Blvd, Atlanta

The Georgia Department of Administrative Services (DOAS) State Purchasing Division is responsible for procuring a wide range of goods and services for state government entities. The Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council and the Small Business Alliance Partners invite you to meet the team behind DOAS and learn how to grow your business with the State of Georgia.

During the event, DOAS Commissioner Rebecca Sullivan will provide an overview of the Department and the new Small Business and Supplier Diversity initiative. Julian Bailey, Small Business and Supplier Diversity Manager for DOAS, will share best practices on how to navigate the state’s contract process. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the key decision makers, understand the prerequisites to compete, and learn about the current procurement opportunities at DOAS.


Rebecca Sullivan
Georgia Department of Administrative Services

Julian Bailey
Small Business & Supplier Diversity Manager
Georgia Department of Administrative Services


Corporate and MBE-to-MBE Roundtables
9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

AT&T | 1025 Lenox Park Blvd, Atlanta

Attendees will have an opportunity to meet one-on-one with corporate buyers and key decision makers and learn how to get connected into their respective procurement process. Participating partners include:

  • Accenture
  • Aflac
  • AT&T
  • Booz-Allen
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • Cox Enterprises
  • DeKalb County
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
  • Fiserv
  • Georgia Power
  • Grady Health System
  • The Home Depot
  • Norfolk Southern
  • Savannah River Nuclear Solutions
  • Truist
  • Turner Construction
  • UPS
  • VDart

Leveraging Your MBE Certification
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

AT&T | 1025 Lenox Park Blvd, Atlanta

Minority businesses are invited to learn about the benefits of certifying their business as a Minority Business Enterprise firm. In addition, attendees will learn how to craft their capability statement, participate in an elevator pitch workshop, and meet one-on-one with small business resources partners.


Corporate Opportunities Fall Series
11:30 to 1:30 p.m.

AT&T | 1025 Lenox Park Blvd, Atlanta

Attendees will meet with new corporate partners of the GMSDC and learn about their current and upcoming opportunities.

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