Articles by: Darline Mabins

Meet our new Executive Director

Meet our new Executive Director

Darline Mabins, Executive Director Minorities In Business (MIB) CONTACT:H. Wes Pratt, J.D. President Minorities In Business (MIB) 405 N. Jefferson Ave. Springfield, Missouri 65806 Located in: Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center(417) 837-2631 [Office] (916)600-0168 [Cell]wesesq@hotmail.com Springfield, Missouri, July 1, 2021 – MIB President H. Wes Pratt and its Board […]

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Meet our Executive Director

Meet our Executive Director

MIB President H. Wes Pratt and its Board of Directors announced today that Ms. Darline Mabins, who has worked in the financial sector for 20 years and in management for 17 years from Arvest Bank, will be the next Executive Director for MIB. Ms. Mabins has worked as the Branch Sales Manager and Regional Branch Manager during her employment with Arvest.

Ms. Mabins has called this city and community home for she and her family for 21 years. She was born in Port au Prince Haiti and raised in Kansas City MO. She has been an active member of this community through networking, board involvement and volunteerism. She believes in valuing the inclusion of diversity and promoting equity for our minority, women, and disadvantaged businesses as well as our small, local, and emerging businesses.

Ms. Mabins’ current civic involvement includes the Greater Missouri Leadership Foundation and the Springfield Public Library Foundation. She and her husband, Shawn, are also small business owners and currently lead the team at Drain Pro Plumbing. In her free time, she is also an active mother of four young Springfieldians and loves to read.

“MIB, as well as our local business community, are fortunate to have Darline Mabins assume the role of Executive Director for MIB. She is a highly respected professional who has been involved in our local financial, business, corporate and civic sectors, as well as making a difference for the young people in this region. The MIB Board of Directors made an excellent choice in selecting Ms. Mabins to lead the organization going forward!”

ABOUT Minorities in Business (MIB)- MIB is a local non-profit organization that was established to promote economic development, business opportunities and employment through advocacy, capacity building, and networking for MBE/WBE/DBE/Vets/Disabled and emerging local businesses and entrepreneurs.
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General Meeting

Dear MIB Members, Our next monthly meeting will be Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 5:30 pm via Zoom. The focus will be the State of MIB presented by MIB President H. Wes Pratt. Looking forward to seeing you there. Have a Great Day.

Virtual Industry Mixer & DBE Mixer

The City of Springfield will host an industry meeting for general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and design professionals to learn about the three-stage process to determine a successful design-build proposal for the Grant Avenue Parkway roadway improvement project.The virtual industry meeting will be hosted at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 1, immediately […]

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Black-Owned Businesses Are Marked with*

Minorities in Business in collaboration with the Unite News publication is providing this local minority business list for your personal use only. Please do not publish this list in print or electronically. You may share this link. If you are an minority business in Springfield and don’t see your name […]

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Advocacy

Advocacy

We advocate for minority owned businesses through our ongoing conversations and alliance with our local public entities and local minority owned businesses. Our Goal: Explore, adopt and maintain a uniform model of measurable Best Practices with our local Public Entities and Corporate partners that will promote an environment for minority […]

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Networking

Networking

We provide networking opportunities through our monthly MIB Sponsored Networking Events and Community Welcome Receptions as well as our annual Heritage Awards Banquet Our Goals: Create and support a Professional Social Network designed to create a sense of connection and ownership in the Springfield area Cultivate the business relationships that […]

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