Women’s Business Development Center MN Awards 2017


The mission of the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) is to support and accelerate business development and growth, targeting women and serving other underserved communities and veterans, in order strengthen their participation in, and impact on, the economy.

On March 2, 2017 WBDC honored six entrepreneurs and organizations in the 11th Annual Celebration of Success. The reception was preceded by the Future Forum: Forecasting Corporate Supplier Diversity/Contracting Trends and the Evolving Marketplace.

iDream.tv produced the six award videos, as well as documenting and livestreaming the Future Forum.

Award Winners:

Lili Hall, KNOCK, inc.

Alyza Bohbot, Alakef Coffee Roasters, inc.

NAWBO-MN, Mary Quist-Newins, President

Meda, Gary L. Cunningham, President and CEO

Best Buy, Nancy Brooks, Vice President, Procurement

University of MN, Darryl A. Peal, Executive Director, OBCED