As the key driver of minority business development for over 40 years and counting in Michigan, MMSDC is the home of the Michigan Minority Business Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame was created to ensure that iconic Michiganders are celebrated for the indelible imprint they’ve made on minority businesses that are driving the state’s economy while empowering communities that are often left behind. This prestigious honor recognizes those who have made a positive transformational impact on Michigan’s minority businesses, including devoted government and community leaders as well as iconic minority business enterprise (MBEs) and corporate leaders.

Michigan Minority Business Hall of Fame accepts nominations annually and is open to any native or current resident of Michigan, living or deceased, who has made significant contributions benefiting the minority business community in the state. Michigan business leaders submit nominations and a panel of judges selects the inductees.

Please note: This nomination form is for MMSDC MBE members to complete only. All ineligible nominations will be excluded.

Please nominate only one company at a time. 


Corporation of the Year Award: Presented to the corporation(s) who actively include certified minority suppliers in their procurement opportunities, assist in the development of minority suppliers, promotes supplier diversity and business development within their corporation, their vendors, other businesses, and organizations.

PLEASE NOTE: This nomination form is for MMSDC Corporate members to complete only. All ineligible nominations will be excluded.

Please only nominate one supplier at a time. 


Please join us in recognizing the Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) that have contributed to the success of your company by nominating them for the Minority Supplier of the Year Award. Minority suppliers can be nominated in one of four award categories based on their 2016 annual gross sales as described below:

  • Class I – Annual gross sales less than $1 million
  • Class II – Annual gross sales between $1 million and $10 million
  • Class III – Annual gross sales between $10 million and $50 million
  • Class IV – Annual gross sales greater than $50 million

Should the company nominated win MMSDC Supplier of the Year, you will be required to provide a pre-written letter of recommendation that will be accompanied in the NMSDC National Supplier of the Year application. 

Please only nominate one executive at a time. 

Executive of the Year Award:  This award recognizes a senior corporate leader who empowers his or her team to drive minority supplier development, while personally remaining actively engaged.

Please only nominate one volunteer at a time. 

Volunteer of the Year:  This award recognizes a leader who is the ultimate giver of their time and talent in an effort to support minority supplier development and the work of MMSDC.

Please note: This nomination form is for MMSDC MBE members to complete only. All ineligible nominations will be excluded.

Please nominate only one nominee at a time.


Jethro Joseph Advocate of the Year Award: A person that is not a buyer but who drives the process that promotes economic development of Minority Business Enterprises, such as a VP, director, or manager. This award acknowledges the individual who goes above and beyond normal requirements and helped develop, sustain, and/or signifacantly aided in the advancement of minority businesses. The individual nominated should be someone who has had a positive impact in your business during the last year.

Please note: This nomination form is for MMSDC MBE members to complete only. All ineligible nominations will be excluded.

Please nominate only one MBE Luminary at a time. 


MMSDC MBE Luminary of the Year Award: A minority business owner who exemplifies the spirit of minority business entrepreneurs conducting business with other minority business entrepreneurs; providing mentoring, apprenticeships or internships while being actively involved in community and other special programs.

Please note: This nomination form is for MMSDC MBE members to complete only. All ineligible nominations will be excluded.

Please nominate only one nominee at a time.

Buyer of the Year Award: One who directly makes purchases and through his/her efforts advances the cause of minority economic development. This award acknowledges the buyer who goes above and beyond normal purchasing requirements by significantly aiding MBEs, increasing his/her dollar purchases over the previous year, offers referrals to other companies, and attempts to identify new market opportunities.