List your minority or woman-owned business in our online membership directory. Membership is a low $150/year. The Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Directory makes it easy for Supplier Diversity Managers to find your businesses.

After you submit your information it will be reviewed by someone on our team before being accepted as a member of ICSBD.

Industry Council monthly luncheon events provides a unique forum for association, training and membership with small and diverse business entities specifically geared toward adding value and skills vital to the success of corporate customers. The annual fee is $150 for a company membership and qualifies employees of that company discounted admission to monthly luncheons.

Value to Large Corporations

  • Meet a wide-range of small and diverse companies all in one location, together with other large business peers
  • Build relationships with dynamic business owners having qualifications needed to meet procurement objectives and satisfy corporate performance expectations
  • Promote the vital practice of corporate citizenship by creating reciprocal local business opportunities for small and diverse companies
  • Take advantage of creative and interactive forums to make connections
  • ICSBD Corporate Supplier Diversity Roundtables – Private, large corporation peer-to-peer collaboration meetings to solve supplier diversity challenges
  • Monthly Speakers/Programs and targeted networking events
  • Education/Training Opportunities with peers, potential suppliers and other local diversity organizations

I enjoy the one stop shop that ICSBD provides to me. It is where I can find small, women, minority, and veteran owned businesses all in one place.

- Maryann Coole (Space Systems/Loral)

The ICSBD is a true champion of Supplier Diversity.Its monthly meetings and other events provide excellent venues for education, networking and building business relationships. The Corporate Supplier Diversity Roundtable meetings provide an opportunity for large corporations to share challenges and best practices. The ICSBD’s success is the result of its ability to provide the right tools and resources for its members.

- Charleen Hamel, Supplier Diversity Manager (Brocade)

Value to Small Businesses

  • Consistent and direct access to large corporate members for mentor-ship, training and networking.
  • A forum for connecting with other small and diverse businesses and learning from shared experiences
  • Monthly presentations with speakers covering relevant topics ranging from communication and presentation skills to actual selling techniques
  • Opportunities to spotlight your products/services
  • Volunteer opportunities to support diversity development effort
  • Professional assistance to obtain diversity certifications

ICSBD has been one of the best networking/small business development groups we have joined. In one venue we are able to network and connect with both potential customers and other small and diverse businesses.Our membership in ICSBD has paid for itself many times over.

- Karen Myhre, President (RM Machining)

Through ICSBD, we have learned and improved how we do business with large corporations, and we have built successful business relationships with both large and small ICSBD business members.

- Marc Albin, President & CEO (Albin Engineering)

Membership Details

  • Monthly Events

    Our members receive discounted prices on Industry Council events. Attend Industry Council networking and education events: Bring your business cards and elevator pitch to meet large corporation supplier diversity managers, buyers and other small and diverse businesses.

  • Self Introduction

    At the beginning of each luncheon, attendees are invited to give a self introduction of who they are and their business.

  • Advertise

    Print and online advertising for select Industry Council event promotions and communications (advertising opportunities will be announced as they are available)

  • Sponsor

    Sponsorship opportunities are available to all large corporations, small and diverse businesses. Companies can sponsor for individual events or for a full year.

    Current sponsors include: Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Cisco, Plantronics, Northrup Grumman, Brocade and Apple

  • TableTop Displays

    Each member is entered in a monthly drawing to participate in a monthly luncheon as a tabletop presenter. Each selected company will have a 6’ marketing table at the appointed monthly luncheon and the ability to give a 5 minute presentation to the luncheon attendees.

  • Present a Mini Seminar

    Industry Council members can submit a request to the Board of Directors to provide a one hour educational seminar to Industry Council members. The mini-seminars must be educational in nature and applicable to Industry Council members business development efforts. Promotion of your business is designated to the last 10 minutes of your presentation only.

    Each request and date of seminar is subject to Board review and approval. Upon Board approval the Industry Council will provide the meeting space (30 seat capacity) and the ability to promote your mini-seminar. It is the responsibility of the requesting company to promote and fill the event through their own marketing efforts.

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