We look forward to seeing everyone December 7th!


For forty years, WRMSDC has fought discrimination against minority entrepreneurs in Northern California, Nevada, and Hawai‘i. On December 7, 2017, we will have spent 14,700 days helping people of color grow and develop their companies. These entrepreneurs, in turn, feed their families, send their children to school, spend their money within their own community, and hire from within that community. Like a drop of water sending ripples through an ocean, entrepreneurs of color will go on to impact more families, more children, and create more jobs and opportunities in their community. At the end of the day, WRMSDC helps families of color – and we don’t do it in a vacuum. On December 7, our 14,700th day, we will hold our Annual Meeting & Holiday Luncheon to honor the allies who have joined us on our fantastic forty-year voyage and who, with their time and passion, make a difference every day in the lives of men, women, and children of color.


Sekou Andrews:

We’ve just added Sekou Andrews – The Poetic Voice as our special guest. Sekou has performed for Barack Obama (in Oprah’s back yard!) and Maya Angelou and onstage with Stevie Wonder, Jay-Z, and Carlos Santana. It is no surprise that Forbes Magazine has called Sekou “the de facto poet laureate of corporate America.” With a delivery that’s part rap, part old-school revival, he’s a one-man antidote to the daily doldrums.



Date & Time:  

December 7, 2017
11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. PT


Venue Address:

Hornblower Yachts
Pier 3, Hornblower Landing, The Embarcadero,
San Francisco, CA 94111


Attention NEW Lyft users:

get a discount if you take Lyft to this event!
New Lyft users may use discount code WRMSDC2017
to receive $5 off their first two rides.


Nearby Hotels:

Hyatt Regency San Francisco
.3 miles from venue, call (415) 788-1234 or book online
King George Hotel
1.7 miles from venue, call (415) 781-5050 or book online.

High Heels Are Not Advised
For Safety Purposes


Grilled Flat Iron Steak with roasted garlic, chive mashed potatoes, sautéed Spinach and Pan Reduction Sauce

Grilled Chicken Breast with Jasmine Rice and Mango Salsa

Thai yellow curry with jasmine rice (contains tofu) (Vegan)


Directions & Parking:

We Suggest that you give yourself ample time to both drive to the venue and park. Remember, this is San Francisco! SFO is 15 miles away and the Oakland Airport is 20 miles away. Please build in some time for traffic and parking.

Parking Info  |   Driving Info  |  Driving Directions.



If you’re a Certified Minority Business Owner, please use this code, CRUISE, for a $20.00 discount.
All Sales Are Final ~ No Refunds



Date & Time:  

December 7, 2017

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM     Onboarding & Networking
12:00 PM – 12:10 PM     Captain’s Safety Announcement & Welcome
12:10 PM – 1:10 PM         Dining, Networking, Photoshoot, & Music
1:10 PM – 1:30 PM         Entertainment – Slam Poet Sekou Andrews
1:30 PM – 1:45 PM         Closing Remarks
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM         Networking, Photoshoot, Silent Auction, Raffle & Music
2:10 PM        Silent Auction Closes
2:20 PM         Announce Winners of Silent Auction & Raffle
2:45 PM – 3:00 PM         Docking & Disembarkation

Our Fantastic Supporters








Silent Auction


Tahoe Donner Vacation Home

Donated by:
1 week in a 3 bed, 3 bath home in Truckee, CA.
Value: $2100

Twain Harte Vacation Home

Donated by:
James Yen
1 week in a 3 bedroom 2 bath Twain Harte vacation home.
Value: $1500

49er Tickets

Donated by:
DW Morgan
Six 49er tickets in Section C140, Row 19, Seats 1-6. Great seats!
Value: $1800

Baseball Signed by Willie Mays

Anonymous Donor
Value: $400

Broadway Show Tickets 

Donated by:
Two tickets to 2 of the following SHN shows: The Color Purple, School of Rock, On Your Feet, Waitress.
Value: $400


For all event inquiries: events@wrmsdc.org
or 925-681-8337


WRMSDC supports the growth and welfare of minority communities by championing the use of minority-owned businesses in Northern California, Nevada, and Hawai‘i. Our parent organization, the National Minority Supplier Development Council, helps over 12,000 minority businesses connect with major Fortune 500 corporations and their buyers every year. Please visit us online at www.wrmsdc.org.


WRMSDC Headquarters

80 Swan Way, Suite 245
Oakland, CA 94621