Nomination period is closed.

The MBDA National MED Week Awards Program is designed to celebrate and recognize the outstanding achievements of minority entrepreneurs, as well as individuals and organizations that have demonstrated leadership and commitment in advancing global minority business enterprise. 

The MBDA awards are commemorative and will be given in the following categories:


  • Minority Construction Firm of the Year

  • Minority Export Firm of the Year

  • Minority Manufacturing Firm of the Year

  • Minority Retail Energy Firm of the Year



  • Access to Capital Award

  • Advocate of the Year

  • Distinguished Supplier Diversity Award

  • Media Award



  • Abe Venable Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement

  • Ronald H. Brown Leadership Award

Did you know that winning a business award enhances your company’s competitive advantage?

Add the following to your corporate portfolio:

•  Prestigious recognition from U.S. Federal Government.

•  Added business credibility.

•  Exposure through positive media coverage.

• Talented employees who want to work for the best companies.

What are you waiting for? Get started now. Nominate yourself or your company. Enter your email to sign up for awards news & updates.

Past MED Week Award Winners


How do I submit my nomination?

Nomination period is closed.


Who should I contact if I have questions about the MED Week Awards Program?

Venice Harris, the 2014 MBDA National MED Week Awards Program Coordinator, vharris@mbda.govor call (888) 836-7647 / (202) 482-7950.


How will the winners be notified?

MBDA will contact winners by phone and may post their names, pictures and biographies on the Agency website ( and the MED Week Conference website (