In February, 2017, SergeMD became certified as a Minority Business Enterprise by the Mid-South Minority Business Council and the Uniform Certification Agency. While SergeMD has played a key role in the growth of the healthcare and business IT community in Memphis since it was founded in 2004, this is the first year that it has qualified for MBE certification.
“As a minority and veteran owned business, this certification is an important part of our corporate growth strategy and a clear sign of our commitment to developing strong partnerships in the Memphis area” said Herbert L. Drayton, III, President and Chairman of the Board of SergeMD.
According to a recent U.S. Census Bureau survey of Business Owners:
- 40,000 businesses in Memphis are African-American owned, one of the highest in the nation;
- Of that number, less than 1,000 companies have more than one employee;
- In total, minority businesses earn only 0.83 percent of the business revenue generated within the city.
“Strategically, this puts us in a unique position to help our customers meet diversity initiatives through their business with SergeMD while providing the support they have come to know and appreciate.” said Josh Silverman, Chief Operating Officer of SergeMD. “We now get to have a dual impact in both corporate social responsibility and Managed IT services.”
Becoming a certified Minority Business Enterprise makes SergeMD one of a handful of minority IT suppliers in the region, and gives current and new customers the opportunity to proactively address diversity initiatives in their own corporations.
“By working with SergeMD, customers not only receive top-notch IT support from an experienced team, but can choose to make a difference in the economic landscape of the Memphis community,” said Drayton.
If you would like to learn more about how working with a Minority Business Enterprise can impact your company, please reach out to Josh Silverman, COO, via email
To learn more about the Mid-South Minority Business Council, click here.