The Golden Triangle Minority Business Council is proud to be the leading small business advocate helping build a stronger, more equitable society by supporting and promoting diversity and inclusion.
"Since 1989" . . . . . . . . . . . .. The Golden Triangle Minority Business Council, Inc. (GTMBC) is a privately funded, non-profit organization IRS 501 (c) (3 ) No. 76-0549413 established for educational developmental training to enhance minority-owned, women-owned small business enterprises. The GTMBC provides a unique partnership in economic development by collaborating the resources of business commerce buying and purchasing to the constant need of small businesses to gain educational developmental training and procurement opportunities.
On April 27, 1989, after formally filing with the Secretary of the State of Texas an official Certificate of Incorporation, Charter No. # 1112115 was duly assigned to the Golden Triangle Minority Business Council as a Texas Non-Profit Tax-Exempt Corporation.
FOUNDING CHARTER CORPORATIONS
Responsive to the need for its formation, Chevron, Du Pont, Entergy, Exxon Mobil; Huntsman, Motiva, Total, and Valero came together as the Founding Charter Corporations to launch the Golden Triangle Minority Business Council. The divisions as follows appropriately break up the history of the Golden Triangle Minority Business Council.
RIBBON CUTTING and DOORS OPEN
On Wednesday, September 14, 1989, Corporate Executives, area Plant Managers, County Judges, County Commissioners, Judges, Mayors, Minority Businesses, City Councilmen, Civic and Business Leaders, Chambers of Commerce, and the Media came together to form the Golden Triangle Minority Business Council. The Council would serve as a reliable source for identifying qualified minority suppliers and to promote Minority Business with information related to minority business development programs. Six major refining and petrochemical industries committed to establishing the GTMBC, and to funding it as well. The Golden Triangle Minority Business Council, Inc., (GTMBC) was formed as a privately funded, non-profit corporation, established to develop and enhance business opportunities, and, to educate, develop and promote minority businesses.
With the GTMBC in place by May 12, 1992, the GTMBC attained noteworthy high point in collaboration with SCORE when it named its first awardees’ recipients of the U. S. Small Business Administration Small Business Person of the Year. The 1992 MBE vendor recipient companies were the Golden Triangle Janitorial Service Company and Elite Business Service Company. Step by step in conjunction with the Council’s mission and goals corporate members and minority women-owned small business entrepreneurs began to establish a greater working relationship in a partnership focused on economic development. One prominent corporate sponsor supporter example was Mobil Oil, a Founding Charter Corporation who not only supported the Council but played a major role in the Council’s Board of Director leadership serving as Chairman of the Board in the years 1990-1991; 1992-1993; 1996 -1997; 1998-2000; and 2000-2002.
When a corporation supports a minority owned women small business enterprise, it broadens its supplier base and also develops a, productive business ally. More importantly, this support helps build the foundation for a stronger, more equitable society in which all can flourish.
The GTMBC provides a unique partnership in economic and community development by consolidating the interests and resources of industries through coaching and mentoring and helps to facilitate those resources to the Minority Women-Owned Small Business Enterprise vendors.
As stated on page 15 of the Golden Triangle Minority Business Council' Mission Statement and Bylaws, see the following
ARTICLE XVII - NON DISCRIMINATION POLICY STATEMENT
It is the policy of the Council as a 501 (c )(3 ) nonprofit entity to strictly follow its commitment to providing an environment that does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. The Council is committed to be continually alert to identify any and all alleged discrimination and take corrective action if warranted with the intent of abiding by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act. Click the green BYLAWS button for the Council Mission Statement and Bylaws.
· Be accountable to M/WBE/HUB/Veteran/DBE and Corporate and State/County/City/Federal entities.
· Facilitate interaction among M/WBE/HUB/Veterans/DBEs. Corporate, Educational, State, County, City, Federal, and other entities as appropriate.
· Promote M/WBE/HUB/Veteran/DBE capabilities and business opportunities through mentoring and other programs
· Help eliminate barriers to equal economic opportunities for all small businesses in the marketplace
· Educate all small businesses entities and industry in steps necessary to become strong business partners including inclusion and diversity.