Institutional Diversity and Inclusion

Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Spotlight 

Minority Business Enterprise Spotlight recognizes entrepreneurs who have experienced business success during the past year or have demonstrated and sustained excellence in business standards while bridging strategic partnerships.  Recipients are recognized in the areas of construction/manufacturing, services (general or professional) and innovation. 

2020 Nomination Process

Complete this form to nominate a business for recognition during the 2020 MED Week.  Note: Business owners may also self nominate.  Considering COVID-19, this year the selection process will include an opportunity to recognize businesses that have made significant contributions to assist the community.  Email if you have any questions! 


Past MBE Spotlight Awardees:


Rachel Bodkin-Fox, Founder, Foxes Boxes
Frankie Roberts, Executive Director, Leading Into New Communities (LINC), Inc,
Calvin Stevens, Director of Business Development and Diversity, Balfour Beatty Construction


Wilma Daniels, Founder and CEO, Daniels Development LLC
Aaron Thomas, President and CEO, Metcon


The Wilmington Journal
John H. Shaw's Sons Funeral Home


Karl Ricanek Jr., Ph.D., Co-Founder and Chief Data Scientist, Lapetus Solutions
Jennifer Lancaster, Owner/Operator Stonehenge Building Inc.
Joe and Mary Bryant, Owners/Operators, C&J Cleaning Company
Freda Porter, President and CEO, Porter Scientific


Barboza Builders, Inc. - Residential and Commercial Contractors
Ivory's Accessible Transport Service, Inc.
SEPI Engineering