CRMSDC Supplier of the Year Award Recognizes Montage’s Business Growth, Community Achievements
The Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council (CRMSDC) has named Montage Marketing Group as its Class II Supplier of the Year. The award recognizes Montage’s performance in the areas of business growth, operations, minority business enterprise collaboration, community involvement, and commitment to CRMSDC. The agency was nominated by Ampcus, Inc., a corporate member of the council.
Montage Marketing Group is one of four companies to be honored this year in the competition covering Maryland, D.C., and Northern Virginia. The company will now go on to compete against Supplier of the Year award winners from other councils in the region.
Owned and led by Mercedita Roxas-Murray and Teresa Pipia, Montage Marketing Group moves people to action through marketing outreach, engagement, communications, and events. Montage’s clients include federal and local government agencies such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Montgomery County (MD) Department of Environmental Protection as well as private sector companies like Google, Amtrak, and Scripps Research. Earlier this year, Montage was named the second fastest growing marketing communications firm serving the federal government.
In addition to Montage’s business growth achievements, the Supplier of the Year award recognizes the agency’s contributions to the minority business community and CRMSDC. Montage frequently partners with women-, LGBTQ-, and minority-owned businesses on internal and client work. The agency also contributes time and resources such as graphic design, printing, and event production support to advance CRMSDC’s mission and objectives.
Montage co-founder and CEO, Mercedita Roxas-Murray, serves as a board member for CRMSDC. She also sits on CRMSDC’s Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee (MBEIC) board. She is the current MBEIC Secretary and previously held the leadership positions of Treasurer and Communications Chair.
“The Montage team’s dedication to providing exceptional client service, conducting high quality work, and improving outcomes for [minority business enterprises] and the community is abundantly clear,” said Ann Ramakumaran, CEO of Ampcus, Inc., who nominated Montage. “Montage exemplifies innovative thinking, entrepreneurial spirit, and dedication to its employees, clients, partners, and the community.”
“We are grateful to be honored as the Class II Supplier of the Year by an organization whose vision for minority business success so closely aligns with our own,” said Montage CEO, Mercedita Roxas-Murray. “We credit our highly skilled team for the growth and success we’ve been able to achieve over the past several years, and we thank our clients that trust us to deliver the impact and results they deserve.”
Montage previously awarded as the Class II Supplier of the Year in 2021. The agency has also been honored as the Minority Marketing and Communications Firm of the Year (2020) by the U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency; a Top 100 Federal Marketing and Communications Leader (2020, 2022) by GrowthLab, and a Top 100 MBE® by CRMSDC (2019, 2017). CEO Mercedita Roxas-Murray has additionally been recognized as the Entrepreneur of the Year by the Maryland Women’s Business Center and with a Maryland Governor’s Citation.
The Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council is one of 23 regional affiliates of the National Minority Supplier Development Council headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland. CRMSDC’s mission is to assist its corporate members in improving the diversification and innovation of their supply chains by connecting them to well-developed, certified minority business enterprises.