Posts Tagged ‘minorities’

Historically black colleges, universities form alliance with SBA

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration Regional Administrator Cassius Butts recently signed strategic alliance memorandums (SAMs) with Alcorn State University, Mississippi Valley State University and Rust College. Dr. M. Christopher Brown II, Alcorn State University president, Dr. Alfred Rankins Jr., acting president of Mississippi Valley State University, and Dr. David L. Beckley, president […] [...]

Businesses secure more than $163M in federal contracts

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — In fiscal year 2011, more than $163.9 million in federal government contracts and modifications were awarded to Mississippi businesses certified in the U. S. Small Business Administration’s 8(a) and HUBZone Programs, according to the Federal Procurement Data System – Next Generation (FPDS-NG). This activity occurred Oct. 1, 2010 to Sept. 30, 2011. […] [...]

Adams and Reese recognized for diversity

by Published: September 16,2011

Tags: attorneys, diversity, law, law firms, lawyers, minorities, women

JACKSON — The law firm of Adams and Reese has been named a recipient of the Corporate Counsel Women of Color Diversity Award of Excellence, an inaugural award given by the CCWC as a recognition of the firm’s initiatives, outstanding achievement in commitment to diversity and advancement of women attorneys of color. The CCWC is […] [...]

SBA implements new rules for women-owned businesses

WASHINGTON – With the publication yesterday of a final rule in the Federal Register, the U.S. Small Business Administration will begin implementation of its women-owned small business (WOSB) contracting program. The agency expects the program to be available for WOSBs in early 2011. The rule is part of the Obama Administration’s overall commitment to expanding […] [...]

Baker Donelson recognized again for diversity

by Published: July 30,2010

Tags: diversity, law, law firms, media, minorities

JACKSON — For the sixth consecutive year, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, has been named among the “Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity” by MultiCultural Law, a magazine focused on diversity in the legal profession. The firm also received its third consecutive ranking on MultiCultural Law’s list of “Top 100 Law Firms for […] [...]

Labor offering funding to ‘nontraditional’ women

by Published: March 31,2010

Tags: federal assistance, minorities, training, women

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor has announced the availability of approximately $1.8 million in funds for up to six Women in Apprenticeship and Non-traditional Occupations grants. The grants, jointly administered by the department’s Women’s Bureau and its Employment and Training Administration’s Office of Apprenticeship, will support preparatory apprenticeship opportunities for women entering the […] [...]

MSU program looks to boost diversity

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University (MSU) is working to reach underserved communities through a new mentoring program that encourages minority students to pursue veterinary medicine and graduate degrees in the biological sciences. MSU received a grant from the National Science Foundation to collaborate with three of the state’s historically black institutions of higher learning — […] [...]

Harrah’s honored for minority advocacy

by Published: November 30,2009

Tags: diversity, employment, gaming, minorities

TUNICA — Representatives from Harrah’s Entertainment Mississippi were recently presented with a Minority Advocate Award at the Minority Diversity Association of Mississippi’s annual awards banquet in Jackson. “At Harrah’s Entertainment we believe in the power and endless potential of minority businesses in our community. We are proud to stand alongside the Minority Contractors Association of […] [...]

Entergy takes home Blue Flame

by Published: November 13,2009

Tags: energy, minorities

JACKSON — The Mississippi Minority Business Alliance (MMBA) honored Entergy Mississippi Inc. with the Flame Award at the organization’s ninth-annual Awards Gala. The Flame Award is given in recognition of and appreciation for exceptional support of minority business efforts in Mississippi. “Such support greatly exceeds the norm and provides momentum for the growth and stability […] [...]

SBA introduces course for female entrepreneurs

WASHINGTON — Women who own small businesses will be able to use a new online U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) training course to learn how to identify and take advantage of federal contracting opportunities. The new training course, Winning Federal Contracts: A Guide for Women Entrepreneurs, is part of an ongoing government-wide initiative to promote […] [...]

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