The Mid-South Minority Business Council Continuum (The MMBC Continuum) was established as a part of the Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce in 1973. In 1988, GOALS for Memphis, a think tank of Memphis executives, identified four strategic priorities for the future of Memphis. Minority economic development was one of those priorities. This renewed emphasis on minority development spurred resurgence in the Memphis Regional Purchasing Council, and in 1989, it became a self-sufficient free standing organization with an independent Board of Directors comprised of senior executives of member corporations.
Today, The MMBC Continuum serves as the Mid-South's foremost minority business development organization and is highly respected by the corporate community as a trusted source of knowledge and expertise.
The Mid-South Minority Business Council recently changed its name to The MMBC Continuum, to clearly reflect the continuous efforts of the organization to advance minority economic development.
The MMBC Continuum is considered the foremost economic development organization and is viewed as a valued strategic partner by municipalities, major corporations and community agency organizations fostering diversity and inclusion in the pursuit of M/WBE growth and all of its economic impacts.
The MMBC Continuum - The Organization
The MMBC Continuum is organized to provide professional customer service to its members. The Strategic Business Advisors (SBAs) are a key factor in the marketing of the organization's value added services. In addition to the Uniform Certification Agency (UCA) process, the Strategic Business Advisors have responsibility for a specific “Book of Business” consisting of minority and women business enterprise members from various industries. Each SBA is very familiar with the member through the assessment of their business and keeps abreast of the changing global competitive market and industry trends in order to provide added value to members.