Tuesday, September 17, 2013

ALD now has WBE status nationwide!!

Abernathy Lighting Design was recently designated as a Women's Business Enterprise by the National Council. This means our WBE status is nationally recognized! Being a WBENC business allows ALD to make connections with other professional companies and increase our marketing reach to potential clients by making us a qualified option for their diversity standards/programs.

The WBENC's national standard of certification (implemented by The Center for Women & Enterprise)  is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and on-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.

About CWE
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, the CWE supports women's businesses throughout New England through education, technical assistance, strong corporate-community relationships, and access to capital 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 bullion in wages. The CWE is the New England Regional Partner Organization for the WBENC, and has certified over 1,300 women owned businesses. www.cweonline.org

About WBENC
The Women's Business Enterprise National Council is the nations's largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States. WBENC is a resource 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

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