The Mountain Plains Minority Supplier Development Council (MPMSDC) announced today the winners of its 2018 Business Diversity Awards, presented at the MPMSDC Holiday Party in Centennial, CO on December 7, 2018 at The Falls Event Center, 8199 SouthPark Ct., Littleton, CO 80120. Presented annually, the awards recognize companies for their outstanding efforts in advancing purchasing opportunities for ethnic minority-owned businesses. 

Golden-based MolsonCoors was presented with the Corporation of the Year Award, nominated for exemplifying a culture conducive to the growth of certified Minority Business Entrepreneurs (MBEs). MolsonCoors has dedicated an extraordinary amount of resources and business procurement opportunities with Certified MBEs, with an emphases on supplier diversity.  

Supplier of the Year Awards were presented to minority-owned businesses in four revenue classes ranging from under $1 million annually to over $50 million. Kansas City, Missouri based, A Clean Slate, received Supplier of the Year Award – Class 1, Centennial based, Sky Blue Builders, received Supplier of the Year Award – Class 2, Denver based, Campos EPC, received Supplier of the Year – Class 3, and St. Louis, Missouri based, World Wide Technology, received Supplier of the Year – Class 4. 

Lynn Abrams, the Procurement Enablement Specialist for Kansas City, Missouri based Hallmark was recognized with the Advocate of the Year Award and will be presented her award later this month. Ms. Abrams was nominated for her passion, commitment, and mentorship to MBEs. 

World Wide Technology was also presented with the MBE to MBE Award. World Wide Technology was nominated for their collaborative, supportive and instructive team and has continuously sought avenues to engage in business with other minority suppliers.  

The Council Champion Award was presented to Warren Elbeck, the Supplier Diversity Program Manager at Raytheon in Aurora, Colorado. Mr. Elbeck was honored as a longtime supporter of MPMSDC where he supports, volunteers, and serves as Board Member.  

“We are honored to have the opportunity to recognize our corporate members and MBEs at this year’s Holiday and Awards Party,” said Stan Sena, President and CEO of MPMSDC. “This year’s recipients have gone above and beyond in supporting our council and local business communities.” 

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