The Minority Enterprise Executive Council (MEEC), previously called Minority Business and Professionals Network, Inc. (MBPN), continues or mission with small/minority, women, and veteran-owned businesses to attain strength and economic empowerment by increasing business relationships and partnerships in public and private sectors. MEEC will assist in maintaining that competitive edge necessary to succeed in a diverse and ever changing business community both nationally and globally.
MBPN, now known as MEEC, is an award-winning organization founded in 1997 with over 2,000 members and a database of over 50,000 minority businesses and organizations. In 2001, the U.S. Department of the Interior presented MBPN with a leadership award and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in 2002. The U.S Small Business Administration presented MBPN with the “Economic Empowerment Vision Award” in 2000 and signed an MOU in 2001 and 2003. In 2004, NASA recognized MBPN with the Small Business Advocate Award. The Maryland House of Delegates presented MBPN with official citations in 2003 and 2004.
MEEC is a proactive organization with business activities all year round through business conferences, award recognitions, strategic seminars and workshops. Over the years we have attracted a new generation of certified businesses with the ability to do business in both public and private sectors. As part of our relentless effort, we are partnering with international business agencies to open doors of opportunities to minorities in the global marketplace.
In February 2004, our bi-monthly publication, Minority Enterprise Advocate Magazine (MEA) was created to address issues that effect minority businesses. The publication goes directly to government officials, corporate supplier diversity executives, as well as presidents and chief executive officers of companies.
Minority entrepreneurs make up a large part of America’s mainstream and economic power. MEEC continues to support the spirit of entrepreneurship through programs and networking opportunities.
Join MEEC and together we can make a difference.