The National Business League

Founded by Dr. Booker T. Washington – August 23, 1900


Presenting Sponsor

NBSDP Class 2023-24



The program is a blend of knowledge transfer, mentoring, and corporate access that is unique among similar programs across the country. It is designed to take successful businesses and accelerate their growth to become Tier One and/or Tier Two suppliers approaching BE 100 revenue levels. The program takes an objective assessment of the current strengths and weaknesses of a company, and then exposes its leadership to materials, speakers, and experiences that enhance those strengths and remedies those weaknesses.


COHORT 2023-24

Robert C. Bush Jr

President & CEO
Cajary Majlis

Cajary Majlis International Inc. is a minority and woman-owned business co-founded by NBA Hall of Famer and Global Humanitarian Dikembe Mutombo. We sell Mutombo Coffee a 100 percent Arabica specialty coffee with beans sourced from sustainable and organic farming cooperatives in Africa and Latin America.

Andrew Olaleye


Chatdesk is a software and machine learning company based in New York. Our mission is to help brands enhance their customer experience and create jobs. We work with over 1000 companies across the world (e.g., MARS, Unilever, Air Transat) to increase omnichannel sales by up to 15% and reduce support costs by up to 60%.

George Barnes

Heritage Vision Plans

Heritage is a Michigan-based, Certified MBE (Minority Business Enterprise) and VOB (Veteran Owned Business). Heritage Vision Plans is a leading provider of flexible, affordable, and valued vision plans for companies of all sizes. We serve small businesses and Fortune 500 companies, providing each one with the personal attention that has helped us achieve an extremely high client retention rate.

Frederick Edmonds

Founder & CEO
Hess Advanced Solutions

Manufacturers and marketers of SmartValve™ technology which eliminates the excess volume of air at the point of water meter measurement, ensuring a lower meter reading while maintaining the pressure of the water coming into the facility. regulator. An effect of creating backpressure upstream is a corresponding pressure drop downstream. SmartValve™ precisely controls the amount of pressure drop based on individual system needs. This reduces actual water consumption in non-volumetric water uses such as showers, sinks, and hoses, adding up to meaningful water bill savings.

Lorron James

James Group

The James Group is a privately held, minority certified, provider of global supply chain management services. The James Group family of companies consists of businesses that provide high performing supply chain management and logistic solutions, real estate and support technology investments. As a leading global provider of logistics, supply chain management and e-Commerce services, the James Group continues the quest to provide the most innovative and forward thinking solutions available anywhere in the world.

Rahsaan Freeman

Co-Founder & President
LED Trail

LED Trail is a Portland, OR based manufacturer and distributor of commercial and industrial LED lighting products and supplies, along with Electric Vehicle Charging Stations, Solar Panels, Installation, and Supplies. Our product offering of over 1,000 SKUs help many businesses and organizations use less energy, save money and substantially reduce their carbon footprint while meeting their expanding electric vehicle charging needs. LED Trail is driving down the cost of new technologies to be competitive with conventional technologies currently in use while maintaining the kind of quality and reliability required on commercial and industrial projects.

Lloyd Jackson

Founder & CEO
Pacific Medical Specialties

Pacific Medical Specialties is a direct supplier of autoclave sterilization bags and liners, biohazardous waste bags and disposable surgical cart covers. Our autoclave sterilization bags and liners withstand the extreme high temperatures and pressure produced by autoclave machines required to kill spores and microorganisms allowing for safe sterilization.

Johnnie Chandler

Founder & CEO
Polar Group

A facilities maintenance excelling in a full range of exterior maintenance tasks including snow and ice management, landscape maintenance, janitorial, parking lot sweeping, power washing, parking lot maintenance (sealcoating, striping and asphalt paving and repair), concrete installation and repair. We provide a one stop source for most of a customer’s external facility maintenance needs.

Roderick Frazier

Founder & CEO
Production Spring LLC

A Michigan based company specializing in the design, develop and manufacture of metal clips, clamps, brackets and stampings for automotive applications.

Conchita Tucker

President & CEO
Tucker Technology

TTI is a women & minority-owned 5G telecommunications installation company that utilizes staffing & supplier aggregation to expand the nation-wide 5G network. Tucker Technology provides telecommunication installation services for wireless, wireline, and cable operators.

Vickie Lewis

President & CEO
VMX International

VMX International (VMX) leads the adoption of environmentally conscious, socially responsible and business-friendly approaches to waste and recycling. President & CEO Vickie Lewis draws on vast expertise as an African American trailblazer and leader in sustainable waste management. VMX started in 2001 with the automotive industry and now provides collection, recycling, regulatory, and project management services to government, commercial, industrial and construction customers across the United States. As a certified woman and minority owned business, VMX supports programs for Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Stellantis, the U.S. Army, Air Force, the USDA, Apple, the U.S. Postal Service, and many more.

Advantage Group

The Advantage Group offers a third-party logistic service that allows customers to outsource operational logistics from warehousing, all the way through to delivery, and ultimately enables them to focus on other parts of their business. This includes transportation, warehousing, picking and packing, inventory forecasting, order fulfillment, e-commerce fulfillment, crating & packaging and freight forwarding.


For any inquiries or assistance, please contact:

Dr. Forrest Carter, Ph.D.
National Director
National Black Supplier Program

The National Business League
Founded by Booker T. Washington (August 23, 1900)
Celebrating 123 Years of Legacy

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