Local Corporate Membership
Certification Assistance: The Wisconsin Iowa and Central Illinois (WICI) Minority Supplier Development Council serves as a clearinghouse for the certification of minority-owned firms. The Council works to insure that only bona fide minority-owned businesses are certified. Our goal is to protect opportunities for legitimate minority-owned firms.
Linkage to Other Councils: As a member affiliate of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, the WICI Minority Supplier Development Council can provide a link to the other 39 councils across the nation. If your company is interested in doing business in other major cities, the WMSDC can provide that vital contact.
A quarterly newsletter.
Buyer training programs designed to expose buyers to problems experienced by minority businesses.
Access to instant information, so members get information quickly on minority-owned businesses.
Effective forums that bring buyers and suppliers together for one-on-one business discussions.
Close contact with member corporations in developing all aspects of their minority purchasing program.
Help for individual member companies in solving problems that arise as the company uses minority firms.
Resources from other minority assistance organizations to help meet the needs of minority firms working with member companies.
And tools and know-how for minority firms to improve the probability of business success through sales training, specific employee skill training, etc.
The WICI Minority Supplier Development Council is a not-for-profit corporation whose purpose is to encourage business firms to purchase goods and services from minority-owned companies on the basis of mutual self interest. The WICI Minority Supplier Development Council is supported by corporate membership dues/contributions and by funding from the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC).
Membership shall include those persons, firms or corporations or divisions thereof who from time to time shall represent interests, which shall purchase goods and services from minority businesses.
Effective 1 July, 2006, Local Corporate Members are required to pay minimum annual dues of $3,500.00 to the WICI Minority Supplier Development Council.
Attend meetings of the Wisconsin Iowa and Central Illinois Minority Supplier Development Council on a regular basis.
Participate in the activities of WICI Minority Supplier Development Council. Participation shall include, but not be limited to, service on standing committees, assistance with special projects of the Council and furtherance of the goals of the NMSDC for planned minority purchases.
Prepare and submit periodic reports of dollar amounts of purchases made by such entities from minority suppliers on a confidential basis. These data will be included in the Council's aggregate performance reports.
- Designate from time to time, in writing, a representative who may act for and on behalf of such entity in connection with the affairs of the WICI Minority Supplier Development Council.
Have a policy statement encouraging the purchase of goods and services from minority-owned business firms or willing to issue one within the first four months of membership.
Have a Minority Business Purchasing Program or willing to implement one within the first four months of membership.