The Business Impact Awards is the Council’s Annual Awards Gala Reinvented!

September 18, 2020

A Virtual Experience
Celebrating Excellence In Supplier Diversity

Congratulations to all 2019 winners and honorees!

The Awards

Corporations of the Year

This award is presented to a local and national corporation. The corporation of the Year demonstrates commitment to minority purchasing, technical & managerial assistance and support of minority programs.

MBE Suppliers of the Year

This supplier of the year has consistently provided quality products and services. The winners possess exemplary management, innovation and a strategic approach to future growth.

Buyer of the Year

The Buyer of the Year is presented to a corporate purchasing agent or buyer who actively solicits qualified MBEs and makes substantial purchases from those suppliers.

Advocate of the Year

This Advocate of the Year award is presented to an individual who has contributed to minority business development and seeks to promote the Council’s mission of fostering minority business development.

DWWDG Humanitarian Award

The Doing Well While Doing Good® (DWWDG) Humanitarian Award recognizes companies for their civic, philanthropic and volnteer initiatives.

President's Rising Star Award

The President's Rising Star Award is presented to an individual or company that is committed to supplier diversity or has excelled in business growth. The President & CEO of the FSMSDC selects the recipient of this award.

Crystal Award

This award is presented to a business leader that is committed to minority business development and the community.

Award Nominations

Corporate Nominations

Corporations cannot nominate themselves; Only Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) can make these nominations. All nominees must be an active Corporate Member.

Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Nominations

MBEs cannot nominate themselves or other MBEs; Only Corporate Members can make these nominations. All nominees must be a Certified MBE with the FSMSDC or any other NMSDC Affiliate Council.

about The Business Impact Awards

 We recognize that this year’s event will not be our typical event, but in changing this year’s platform we are able to protect the health of our staff, guests and sponsors and direct more funds raised to offer services – to those who need our aid now more than ever.


This virtual experience recognizes the achievements of Florida’s top minority-owned businesses, dynamic industry leaders and major corporations that are committed to Supplier Diversity. This upscale evening of Honor and Elegance brings together Florida’s business community. Guests will have the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of minority-owned businesses and professionals that are shaping the future of the State of Florida. The experience includes entertainment, sharing the council’s mission and of course a few surprises. Awards presented during the evening include Local & National Corporations of the Year, MBE Suppliers of the Year, Advocate of the Year, Buyer of the Year, President’s Rising Star Award, Crystal Award and the Doing Well While Doing Good® Humanitarian Award.

Awards Program

Starting at 6:00 PM

  • Welcome Remarks
  • Awards Ceremony
  • Recognition and Acknowledgements
  • Musical Entertainment

Program Book

Purchase an ad in the Business Impact Awards Digital Program Book.

Awards Gala Photo Gallery

Take a look at our previous Annual Awards Gala photos! These photos capture the essence of previous Award Galas, our sponsors, winners and distinguished guests.

Past Awardees And Honorees

44th Annual Awards Gala

Casino Royale

43rd Annual Awards Gala

A Celebration of Nations

42nd Annual Awards Gala

Journey to Africa

41st Annual Awards Gala

A Celebration of Carnival

40th Anniversary Awards Gala

Bollywood: A Festival of Colors

39th Annual Awards Gala

Year of the Horse

38th Annual Awards Gala

Passport to Paradise

37th Annual Awards Gala

Monte Carlo Night

36th Annual Awards Gala

Casino Royale

35th Annual Awards Gala

Excellence in Diversity

34th Annual Awards Gala

Excellence in Diversity