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Supporting Supplier Diversity and the Northwest Mountain MSDC

Ricardo Ibarra

Trio Group received the President's Award at the 2016 Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council's (MSDC) annual Awards Gala & Silent Auction. In this video, Trio principals Dennis Brooks and Jeff Quint and Northwest Mountain MSDC President and CEO Fernando Martinez speak to what the President's Award signifies, as well as Trio's contributions to supporting supplier diversity and minority business enterprises.

...Trio Group has been so good to the community. They’re good with the corporate members, they’re good with the public agencies, they’re good to other MBEs. They’re always trying to help the MBEs improve their position.
— Fernando Martinez

Dennis Brooks: We as Trio have been involved with the [Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development] Council for the last six years. They represent everything we stand for as a certified minority business enterprise. We have tremendous relationships with the local Council, Fernando Martinez is a terrific leader and he's someone that we really have a lot of respect for.

Jeff Quint: One of the things that I think I enjoy working with the Council on is helping them determine effectively what their message is, helping to craft that, and then to get it into the hands of the right people. It provides such an important role in our community that so many corporations, and more importantly, minority business enterprises, need a venue to help them raise their game, to make them more effective in communicating the value of what they do, and how they can be a benefit to the corporate members.

Fernando Martinez: The President's Award is an award that we started about five years ago and the reason we started that award here at the Council, in addition to the Advocacy Awards, the Leadership Awards, the Supplier of the Year Awards. We wanted to do something for someone that provided what I consider contributions to the MBE community, to the corporate member community, the community at large, the Council above and beyond what people normally do.

Dennis Brooks: This year we were surprised and elated to get the President's Award, which was something that we were shocked but certainly blessed to get. This is an award given to minority enterprises that are giving back to the community regarding inclusion and trying to give back as an organization, which we have been doing for the last six years.

Jeff Quint: As you might imagine, we at Trio Group, were stunned by the award, the President's Award. We think it's a testament not only to our support, but perhaps more importantly the work that we do for, not just the Council, but the corporate members and many of the MBEs. We work hard at making certain we carry the message of diversity and its importance in the community at large.

Fernando Martinez: This year I awarded it to the Trio Group and again, that's simply because for some reason... The Trio Group has been so good to the community. They're good with the corporate members, they're good with the public agencies, they're good to other MBEs. They're always trying to help the MBEs improve their position. They're always trying to help the Council improve the Council's position and be better positioned to help MBEs, and help our corporate members, and our public agency members. They do things for the Council that some things we don't even ask for and it's that anticipatory needs assessment that Trio is really, really good at. Many times they anticipate things that we at the Council need that we don't even know we need. When I look at those types of contributions consistently, I just couldn't think of anybody better than the Trio Group to award the President's Award to this year.

 

Trio Group receives 2015 President’s Award at Northwest Mountain MSDC Annual Awards Gala

Ricardo Ibarra

Jeff Quint, Trio Group Executive Vice President; Ricardo Ibarra, Trio Group Creative Director;  Fernando Martinez,  Northwest Mountain MSDC President and CEO; Dennis Brooks, Trio Group President

Jeff Quint, Trio Group Executive Vice President; Ricardo Ibarra, Trio Group Creative Director; Fernando Martinez, Northwest Mountain MSDC President and CEO; Dennis Brooks, Trio Group President

The Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council (MSDC) held its Annual Awards Gala & Silent Auction on Friday March 11 at the Doubletree Suites by Hilton in Southcenter, WA. The event is a celebration of the work of minority business enterprises (MBEs) and the corporations and public agencies who contract with them.

As a nationally-certified MBE of the Northwest Mountain MSDC, we’ve long held that supporting minority business owners and the communities they serve is the best way to increase economic opportunity for all. We are proud to have supported the Northwest Mountain MSDC as a platinum sponsor for the past five years. Some of our sponsorship activities have included updating and re-launching the organization’s website as well as developing marketing and outreach strategies to foster growth.

In addition to our sponsorship, we’ve been honored to be included among the nominees for the Supplier of the Year award four consecutive years. Little did we know, Trio Group was to receive a different award at the 2015 gala.

As the awards ceremony concluded, Northwest Mountain MSDC President and CEO Fernando Martinez remarked that the next award was “…reserved for individuals and groups who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in service of the Council.” Martinez went on to say that although not awarded every year, the 2015 President’s Award recognized the Northwest Mountain MSDC’s gratitude to a company who had served the organization at a high capacity for many years, and that company was Trio Group.

“I was completely shocked,” noted Trio Group President Dennis Brooks, “I wouldn’t have guessed that the [Northwest Mountain MSDC] Council would give us the President’s Award. I’m incredibly grateful for the recognition, and I look forward to continuing to support the Council’s work.”

Trio Group Executive Vice President Jeff Quint had this to say: “Receiving the President’s Award was really the icing on the cake of the past six years being certified as an MBE. We’ve worked hard to build our business and serve not only the Northwest Mountain MSDC, but to also serve our fellow minority entrepreneurs and the corporate and public agency members.”

We look forward to continuing our work with the Northwest Mountain MSDC as a strategic partner, a certified MBE and a platinum sponsor. Our focus in 2016 will be supporting the organization’s new marketing director and providing support for outbound communications and content creation.


If you’d like to learn more about how Trio Group can help your business grow or reach new audiences, contact us via email or call us directly: (206) 728–8181