Georgia MBE is Named NMSDC National Supplier of the Year

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Friday, November 11th, 2016

The Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council is proud to announce that a local Minority Business Enterprise firm was named a National Supplier of the Year by the National Minority Supplier Development Council, at the recent NMSDC Conference in Chicago. Pro Cutters Lawnscapes, a landscape contractor headquartered in Conyers, was one of three Georgia companies that competed for national honors after being named Regional Suppliers of the Year in August. Awards are presented in four revenue categories: Class I (Less than $1 million), Class II ($1 to $10 million), Class III ($10 to $50 million), and Class IV (more than $50 million). Pro Cutters was the Class II Supplier of the Year, while SquarePac, LTD and PS Energy were regional winners in Class I and Class IV, respectively. These awards continue a tradition of excellence for the GMSDC, which has consistently produced NMSDC national award recipients year after year.

The NMSDC selects a total of sixteen regional winners – from among its more than 12,000 eligible MBEs nationwide – to compete for National Supplier of the Year honors. All three of Georgia’s regional winners were nominated by the Georgia Power Company, one of the GMSDC ‘s longest-tenured corporate partners and the first corporation ever to nominate three regional winners in the same year. Vicki Irwin, the Supplier Development Manager at Georgia Power, is responsible for the company’s award-winning supplier diversity program. “I could not be more proud of our outstanding suppliers,” she says. “We depend on them to help us deliver excellent service to our customers, and they always perform at such a high level. Congratulations to each of them.” The GMSDC has a well established track record of high-performing MBE firms, with multiple regional winners on more than one occasion and several national winners in recent years. The number of awards presented to Georgia MBE firms is a testament to the quality of Georgia’s small business community.

Stacey Key, the President and CEO of the GMSDC, was excited to see Georgia’s MBE community receive this kind of recognition on the national stage. “We are fortunate to have some of the finest minority businesses in the world based right here in Georgia,” she says. “These firms do an incredible job of meeting the needs of Georgia’s corporations and exceeding expectations year after year. It is exciting to see the NMSDC recognize the hard work and the sustained excellence of Georgia’s MBEs.” The NMSDC National Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange was held at McCormick Place in Chicago on October 23 – 26. Visit for more information.