ecoEnvelopes® Certified as a Woman Business Enterprise

Eden Prairie, MN, September 06, 2013 --( ecoEnvelopes (, the world’s leader in innovative, eco-friendly mailing solutions, has been recertified as a majority women-owned business by the National Women Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC), the first national certifier of Women Business Enterprises.

“ecoEnvelopes is pleased to be acknowledged as a women owned, controlled and operated enterprise. This certification supports our ability to deliver value in new ways to our customers, as they work to achieve supplier diversity objectives,” said Gale Ward, President and General Manager.

Over 700 public and private sector individuals participated in establishing the Standards and Procedures of this rigid certification review. The goal of the certification program is to streamline the certification process to benefit the business owners as they seek business on a national level. “NWBOC seeks to increase the ability of women business owners to compete for corporate and government contracts,” says Janet Harris-Lange, President of NWBOC.

NWBOC, a national 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit corporation, was created in response to needs identified by the Procurement Special Interest Group of the National Association of Women Business Owners. The study revealed that the public and private sector had not received nor recognized the benefits of contracting with women suppliers. This has prevented purchasers from obtaining the best value in their procurement and it has limited women business owners from penetrating these markets, which has stymied their growth. NWBOC seeks to provide more corporations with the opportunity to better their procurement practices and to give women suppliers the opportunity to compete.

About ecoEnvelopes
ecoEnvelopes LLC. ( designs and licenses proprietary reusable envelopes, packages and postal solutions that reduce costs and benefit the environment. USPS approved, ecoEnvelopes are sustainably manufactured on certified papers from managed forests and operate on existing high-speed insertion and postal processing equipment. The company's innovative products meet the growing desire to reduce costs while contributing to environmental stewardship.
Heather Everett