How can BDI help my business?
BDI provides premier and relevant training and educational services that help minority owned businesses to become more sustainable in any economy. To support minority owned businesses, BDI hosts MED Week and supports a variety of local and national organizations that provide educational and training opportunities. BDI impacts minority business development policy, process development and implementation, education, training, and economic equity throughout the region.
What is MED Week?
Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week is a national celebration of minority owned businesses and their contributions to the local economy and their communities. Locally, MED Week has been marked by an annual awards celebration, training, tradeshows, guest speakers, and networking for over three decades. BDI (formerly known as the Minority Business Opportunity Committee) has hosts, plans, and coordinates the MED Week festivities.
Does BDI host regular networking events?
BDI does not host regular networking events but does partner with other organizations to sponsor special events where networking is present. Our news & events page will list those events. Examples include the DJC Quarterly Networking, OAME After-Hours, etc.
How often does BDI meet?
BDI meets once per month to discuss trainings and topics relevant to assisting minority owned businesses in their growth. The meetings are attended by a group of volunteers from public, private, and non-profit industry businesses. In addition, the Board attends an annual retreat to set the objectives for the coming year.
How can I get involved or support BDI?
The best way to support BDI is by sharing information about the organization with minority owned business, attending events and trainings, and supporting MED Week. Our website includes information on various upcoming trainings and the dates and times of the next MED week. We encourage you to get involved in one of these activities as a way of supporting minority owned businesses as well as BDI.
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