Solo Printing Awarded Multi-Year Contract and Installs New Press

Solo Printing, one of the nation’s largest minority-owned commercial printing companies, was recently awarded a multi-year contract with a national corporate utility company. Solo was able to have access to this contract thanks to the efforts made by the utility company’s supplier diversity team. Solo services many of the Fortune 500s of the world by offering printing, mailing and fulfillment services. Additionally, Solo recently announced a $7 million investment, which will revamp its entire sheetfed department with two new presses including the installation of a 10-color perfecting press and a 6-color straight press. For more information visit their website: www.soloprinting.com


MasTec Featured in Miami Herald Business Monday Centerpiece!

Laying the groundwork, literally, for a high-speed future with 5G-speed networks (up to 100 times faster than the current 4G wireless networks) is MasTec, the Coral Gables company that bills itself as “the largest wireless constructor in the U.S.” Its reach and foresight recently landed it slot 428 on the Fortune 500 — believed to be a first for a Cuban-American-founded firm. In November, MasTec also was added to a bellwether S&P index. Perhaps most important to soccer fans, MasTec’s success is fueling Miami’s effort to make Inter Miami a reality.
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Black-Owned Business Making History!

The Barrington Group, Design Develop Now (DDN), Garth Solutions, Inc. (GSI) and Innovative Software Solution are being celebrated as the movers and shakers of South Florida's Black-owned Business community. Read the full article in Legacy Miami to find out which companies have global and celebrity clients, worked on the $1.4 billion MetLife Stadium and supplies Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties with digital imaging systems.
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Top 5 African-American Owned Businesses

There are about eight million minority-owned businesses in the United States. Of these, about 2.5 million are owned by African-Americans and these firms account for about 10% of the approximately 27 million in total of U.S. businesses. Take a look at the top revenue producing black-owned and NMSDC certified businesses for 2018.
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Bay Coffee and Tea Company Opens 24-hour Store!

Vice president of Bay Coffee and Tea Company Carole Colvin shared that the company recently opened a 24-hour coffee shop on the main campus of the University of South Florida, in partnership with Aramark Food & Beverage Management Company. In 2017, Colvin also received the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council MBE Supplier of the Year Award.

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President of Badia Spices to be Inducted to the Miami Dade College Hall of Fame!

Joseph "Pepe" Badia, President of Badía Spices Inc., an FSMSDC MBE, will be honored April 9 as a Miami Dade College Hall of Fame Honoree in Business. Honorees will be recognized for their career accomplishments and positive impact on the community and Miami Dade College.

Kushae by BK Naturals Wins 1st Place in Pitch Competition!

In honor of National Women’s History Month, we are proud to congratulate Kushae by BK Naturals, a client of the Orlando MBDA Business Center, for winning 1st place in the NAWBO PropelHER Pitch Competition in the Emerging Business category! Kushae’s CEO, Kimba Williams, delivered a powerful and energetic pitch sharing how her business has been both impactful and life changing in the lives of women and the personal care products marketplace. Last year, Williams also won the Business Elevator Pitch competition at the 33rd Annual Business Expo. To learn more about Kushae by BK Naturals, visit www.kushae.com, or follow this dynamic duo on social media @therealkushae.

The Orlando MBDA Business Center Surpasses $100M Bonding!

Congratulations to the Orlando MBDA Business Center. The Business Center helped clients obtain of oa total ver $100 million in bonding.

Ebenum Equation Featured in a Diversity Magazine, Shares Recommendations for MBE Success

Ebony Smith, Executive Coach and Founder of Ebenum Equation, recently sat down with BEQ Magazine and three other business owners to explain how an hour a week is launching them to success. The practice, known as "Masterminding," is a process in which a group shares resources, insights, tools, books, vendors and holds each other accountable for implementing what they learned. Smith's group led her to become NMSDC certified.
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EY Announces Manny and George Hernandez of Solo Printing Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award Finalists in Florida

On April 18, EY announced that Founders Manny and George Hernandez of Solo Printing are finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award in Florida. Widely considered one of the most prestigious business awards programs in the U.S., the program recognizes entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities, while also transforming our world.
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