October 10, 2013
LAWT News Service
The National Association of Minority Contractors-Southern California Chapter (NAMCSC) will host its 14th Annual Awards Ceremony, Friday, October 18, at the Doubletree Hotel, 6161 W Centinela in Culver City. The evening begins at 6:30pm with a reception, followed by dinner and live entertainment. “Leveraging Relationships for Boundless Opportunities” the theme this year, pays tribute to the men, women and companies or organizations that continue to blaze trails and expand the mission and goals of NAMCSC.
The 2013 Honorees are: Deborah Dyson-Minority Contractor of the Year, CEO, Dyson Electric; Sherman Gay, Ph.D–Minority Business Advocate, Business Outreach Officer, MTA; Turner Construction-Major Corporate Partner; Lily Otieno-Spirit Award, CEO, Infinity Business Solutions; Nolan V. Rollins-Visionary Award, President & Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles Urban League.
In June 2013, The National Association of Minority Contractors of Southern California (NAMCSC) was recognized as "Best in Nation" by the National Chapter of the organization, during the 44th Annual National Conference held at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, California.
The “Best in Nation” Award also recognized the Southern California Chapter for their exemplary efforts in the development and execution of quality, meaningful programs such as their provocative educational series entitled, "Teaming: Leveraging Big Brother Alliances for Breaking into New Markets," and for building strong strategic relationships with the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, the Black Business Association of Los Angeles, the National Minority Supplier Development Council, the Small Business Administration and the Minority Business Development Agency, among others.
Over 300 large and small contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, state and local government agencies and industry professionals are expected at this year’s dinner. Proceeds from the event support the organization’s education and advocacy programs—including construction industry-related scholarships—which strengthen the competitiveness of the minority contractor.