Boston, MA, July 26, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- The Center for Women and Enterprise (CWE), regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), awarded national Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) certification to 23 women-owned businesses during first and second quarters of 2012.
As of 2011, it is estimated that there are over 8.1 million women-owned businesses in America, generating $1.3 trillion in revenue and employing nearly 7.7 million people nationwide.
WBENC's national standard of certification is implemented by CWE, an organization dedicated to increasing access to business opportunities for women-owned businesses in New England through advocacy, networking and education since 1995. Women-owned businesses receive WBENC certification only after submitting to a meticulous process involving an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated, and controlled by a woman or women.
By including women-owned businesses among their vendors, corporations and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier/vendor diversity programs.
CWE awarded WBENC certification to the following New England-based women-owned businesses from January to June 2012:
Babylon Consulting LLC: financial consulting, human resource consulting, pre-employment background screening, applicant tracking, and talent
BAS Graphics: graphic design services including layout or graphics editing
DirtyGirl Disposal, Inc: professional waste disposal company
Diversity Works LLC: niche marketing and communications agency
DKW Architects, LLC: commercial architectural services
Dovetail Event Partners, LLC: corporate incentive, meeting, and event management
East Orleans Distribution and Trading, Inc.: sales, distribution and marketing of plastics resins
Evelyn Audet Lighting Design: commercial, residential, interior, exterior, and landscape lighting
Gorham Paper and Tissue, LLC: fine and specialty paper, towel, and tissue products
Green Peak Promo, Inc.: creative promotional products and programs
InforMEDical Communications, Inc.: full-service Continuing Medical Education (CME) provider
LDT Enterprises: staffing services
Quality Physical Therapy, Inc.: private group of clinics providing education, training services, wellness consulting
R Square Desserts LLC: ice cream manufacturer
ReliSource US, Inc.: specialized IT services
Saltaire Properties Inc.: real estate consulting services
Sandair System Corporation: freight, logistics, and transportation services
SG Seafood Holdings Inc.: importer, distributor and manufacturer of fresh, frozen and premium value-added seafood products
Sweetland Food Inc.: cookies, brownies, macaroons, egg biscuits, and other bakery products manufacturer
The Orange Owl: natural, eco-friendly skincare products
Tryton Solutions: IT solutions and staffing
US Eco Products Corporation: organic fertilizers and plant nutrients
Verve, Inc.: chewing gum manufacturer
New England WBENC Certification Information: http://www.cweonline.org/bGrowbYourBusiness/Certification/tabid/192/Default.aspx
The Center for Women and Enterprise (CWE) is a non-profit organization founded in 1995 to empower women to become economically self-sufficient and prosperous through business and entrepreneurship. With offices in Boston and Worcester, MA and Providence, RI, CWE supports women’s businesses throughout New England through education, technical assistance, strong corporate-community relationships, and certification. Since its founding, CWE has helped over 28,000 entrepreneurs start and grow new businesses, helped create 37,000 new jobs in New England, and helped generate over $1 billion in wages. CWE is the New England Regional Partner Organization for WBENC, and has certified over 1,300 women-owned businesses. www.cweonline.org
The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council is the nation’s largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States. WBENC and its 11,000+ certified women-owned business members are resources for the more than 700 US companies and government agencies that rely on WBENC’s certification as an integral part of their supplier diversity programs. www.wbenc.org