"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 artificially 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 years1990-1991; 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.
The Golden Triangle Minority Business Council as an organization will:
Be accountable to M/WBE/HUBs and Corporate members.
Facilitate interaction among M/WBE/HUBs, corporate, educational, and other organizations as appropriate.
Help eliminate barriers to equal economic opportunities for M/WBE/HUBs in the marketplace.
Promote M/WBE/HUBs capabilities and business opportunities through mentoring and other programs.
Educate both M/WBE/HUBs and industry in steps necessary to become strong business partners including inclusion and diversity.