The Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council (CRMSDC) has named Carolyn E. Howell, president and CEO of Events USA, a 2017 Top 100 MBE (Minority Business Enterprise) winner, reports BlackNews.com. Te award recognizes owners of minority business enterprises in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia that have demonstrated exceptional entrepreneurial accomplishments, a high level of professionalism and have made substantial contributions to their community. The Top 100 MBE Awards began in 2007 and evolved through a need to recognize and celebrate the creativity and innovation of regional MBEs that are role models and inspire the entire community. CRMSDC is celebrating its 45th anniversary as a not-for-profit economic development organization supporting growth in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Northern Virginia through programs and services that help corporations enhance the diversity and innovation of their supply chains. “I am thrilled to have been selected for this recognition. It is an honor to receive such a prestigious award,” Howell said. Her company, Events USA, is a corporate event planning company specializing in corporate outings, company picnics, team building events, client and employee appreciation events, workplace transformations, executive and board retreats. She has more than 20 years of experience and leads Events USA in focusing on corporate culture enhancing events that assist companies recognize, reward and retain the valuable talent that they employ and clients that they have obtained.