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January 30, 2019

Rohan Defreitas Joins MBDI Board

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About Rohan Defreitas

October 31, 2018

MBDI set to launch NJEDA program

October 31, 2018

Lisa Tepper Joins MBDI board

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About Lisa Tepper

May 7, 2018

Haiti Mission

HAITI — Please help Liz Duncan-Gilmour and her daughter Caroline Duncan-Gilmour in support of their mission to Haiti. To donate to the Haiti Mission, please click Donate at the top of the page. 

Haiti Mission Flyer

July 9, 2015

Peoria County tries to help minority and woman-owned businesses overcome barriers

PEORIA — Encouraging minority and woman-owned businesses to get involved in bidding for government contracts wasn’t enough for the Peoria County Board. - read more

June 5, 2015 

MBDI launches its first Scholarship

MBDI launches its first Scholarship Opportunity for Minority and Women Students with its “2015 MBDI Athletes Mean Business Scholarship". To donate to the Scholarship Fund please click Donate at the top of the page. 

MBDI Scholarship Overview

April 14. 2015 

MBDI Second Annual Golf Outing 2015

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September 24, 2014 

MBDI Partners with the Queens EDC

MBDI Executive Director, Liz Duncan-Gimour, is partnering with the Queens Economic Development Corporation to conduct a webinar aimed at helping immigrant-owned contractors qualify for bonding. 

July 2014

MBDI extends a heartfelt thanks to each of the generous supporters of its First Annual Golf Outing.

These sponsorships contributed to the event's great success, and your partnership is recognized and greatly appreciated.

Together. We Can Make Change Happen.

2014 Golf Outing Sponsors
June, 2014

The Board of Directors and Staff of MBDI Cordially Invite You to MBDI’s First Annual Golf Outing

Please join us for a fun day of golf, relaxation, good food and camaraderie while supporting MBDI’s non-profit mission to provide bonding education to create jobs and build communities.Please visit our dedicated event website for details about the day’s events and for easy and convenient registration.

September 10, 2013

Minority Business Development Institute Awarded $100,000 Grant from Travelers for Surety Bonding Education Program

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April 10, 2013

MBDI Executive Director Promotes Bonding Education

MBDI’s Executive Director, Elizabeth Duncan Gilmour, served as a distinguished panelist at the Corporate Alliance Program(CAP)/Columbia (University) MWL Construction Trades Certificate Mentorship Program presentation held on April 10. Speaking on the topic of "MWL Update - Legislative and Business Trends", Liz addressed how bonding education can position minority firms for success.

April 1, 2013

Applications Welcomed for New Session of New York City Bond Readiness Program

Join us! MBDI is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for its upcoming fall session of the Bonding Readiness Program, offered through New York City’s Department of Small Business Services Please contact us immediately if you would like to apply to participate in this highly successful program that offers the emerging contractor community operational efficiency and bond readiness through classroom instruction and strategic consulting services. The program will begin with three pre-program summer workshops with formal classroom sessions beginning in September.

March 25, 2013

MBDI to Help Create Bondable Contractors through DASNY’s Statewide Surety Bond and Capital Access Program

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February 25, 2013

SBA Bonds Create Opportunity and Minimize Risk

Construction Executive Risk Management e-Newsletter by David Cayemitte.
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February 16, 2013

MBDI Surety Bond Readiness Program

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January 27, 2013

New Nonprofit Aims to Help Minority, Veteran Contractors

He once kicked soccer balls around the field when he was on the U.S. Soccer team in the early ’80s.

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January 15, 2013

The Minority Business Development Institute Launches Campaign to "Get People Back to Work"

MBDI Announces a New Campaign and Partnership with the Surety & Fidelity Association of America to Assist Socially and Economically Challenged Construction Firms in Need of Bonding

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October, 2012

MBDI Bonding Readiness Program launched in New York City on October 2!

As part of the New York City Department of Small Business Services "Compete to Win" initiative, MBDI will be offering 8 months of classroom instruction along with with one-on-one advisory services to help emerging contractors operate more efficiently, make more money, and optimize their ability to secure surety bonding. This will be the first of two programs MBDI will be providing for NYC.