MahoganyBooks Recognized as a Top 100 Minority Business Enterprises

MahoganyBooks is one of the best in the region

On Thursday, October 3, 2019, the Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council (CRMSDC) named Derrick and Ramunda Young, Co-Founders/Owners of MahoganyBooks a 2019 Top 100 MBE® winner. This prestigious award recognizes owners of minority business enterprises in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia who have demonstrated exceptional entrepreneurial accomplishments, a high level of professionalism, and have made substantial contributions to their community. This award was given at the CRMSDC’s 38th Annual Leaders and Legends Awards Ceremony at the MGM National Harbor.

Established in 2007, the Top 100 MBE Awards® ceremony welcomes nearly 1,000 attendees in celebration of the creativity and innovation of regional MBEs who are role models and inspire the entire community. Sharon R. Pinder, CRMSDC’s president and CEO, says, “Our board of directors and our corporate members congratulate the 2019 Top 100 MBEs® on their stellar accomplishments. We are proud to add this year’s class of winners to our circle of leadership.”

Ramunda Young, Co-Founder and Co-Owner, says, “We are honored and excited to be recognized and to be among such an outstanding group of awardees. Derrick and I are grateful to our staff, clients, partners and family for their commitment to MahoganyBooks’ success.”

About Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council (CRMSDC)

CRMSDC is celebrating its 47th anniversary as a not-for-profit economic development organization supporting growth in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Northern Virginia through programs and services that help corporations enhance the diversity and innovation of their supply chains. CRMSDC connects corporate and government members to well established, certified minority-owned business enterprises.

We accomplish this through a rigorous process of certifying that MBE suppliers are at least 51% owned, controlled and operated by ethnic minorities; providing education and advice to certified businesses; and finally, creating strategic opportunities for corporate members and certified MBEs to connect for the purpose of doing business.

CRMSDC, established in 1972, is one of 23 regional affiliates of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, the only nationally recognized MBE certifying authority. CRMSDC is headquartered in Silver Spring Maryland.

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