Minority Business Council

Our Mission is to advance and facilitate an environment of business opportunities, focusing on increasing expenditures to minority and woman-owned businesses by the City of Virginia Beach as a means to further the City's economic development and vitality. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Our Vision is to be the leading influence in connecting contractor resources with City opportunities and beyond. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The MBC is heartbroken by the senseless murder of George Floyd and so many other African Americans whose lives have been cut short due to police brutality. As Dr. King stated, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”. Their lives mattered. Black Lives Matter.
The MBC serves as an advisory agency to the City Manager and the City Council with respect to the City's procurement policies and procedures. 

​If you have any questions or would like additional information about the Minority Business Council, please call 757-385-4438.

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Top Left to Right: MBC Associate Member Cuprice Anthony-Cox, MBC Associate Member Jaketa Clarck, MBC Member Kelvin Arthur, MBC Member Ron Lewis, MBC Member Ed Hopper 

Bottom Left to Right:​​ MBC Member Colleen Nabhan, MBC Member Francina Harrison,  MBC Vice Chair Olga Torres, MBC Member Harshad Barot, MBC Member Frances Thompson, MBC Member Clarence Neely ​​

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