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National Women Business Owner's Corporation - June/July Enews

Friday, July 18, 2014  
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eNEWSJune/July 2014
In This Issue
Newly Recertified Companies
Our Social Media Links
Women Business Owners in the NEWS
More Eclipse Awards Photos!
Newly Certified Companies
Quotes about NWBOC
Newly Recertified Companies

05/22/2014 - 06/26/2014
Addison Promotions

Advanced Events, Inc.

AmberTech Technology Holding Company, LLC

Ameritraining, Inc.

Apex Mechanical Systems, Inc.

Artisan Mechanical, Inc.

Automation Support, Inc. dba Technical Support

B Jordan Painting & Contracting, LLC

Barber Management, Inc. dba Express Employment Professionals

Bay Colony Enterprises, Inc. dba Gulf Coast Realtors

Beluska Graphics, Inc.

Benefit Marketing Solutions, LLC dba BMS, LLC

Blue Marble Media, Inc.

Broadband Systems Consulting, Inc.

Broadway Lights, LLC

Caffrey Construction Company, Inc.

Cargo Transit, Inc.

Catava Enterprises, LLC

CenterPoint Claims Service, Inc.

CFA, Inc.

CFL Brokerage, LLC dba Cherokee Freight Lines Logistics

Charles Hill Electrical Contracting, Inc.

CJ Chemicals, Inc.

CoreMat, Inc.

Creek Sod Farms, Inc.

Custom Pak, Inc.


DCO Environmental & Recycling, LLC

Deco Group, Inc.

DigiCOM Systems, LLC



Elite Promotions, Inc.

Employee Development Systems, Inc.

Encompas Unlimited, Inc.

English Construction, Inc.

Enhanced Technologies Group, Inc.

EOI Inc. dba Medical Resources

eprentise, LLC

Freedom Office Furniture, Inc. dba GCS Group

G.S. Line, Inc.

Gene Burton & Associates, Inc.

Givens International Drilling Supplies, Inc.

Global Diversified Services, LLC

Go Green Landscape & Janitorial, Inc.

Gold Star Transportation, Inc.

Griffith Rubber Mills

Guidesoft, Inc. da Knowledge Services

Illinois Mechanical Service & Design, Inc.

Industrial Louvers, Inc.

Intu Corporation

J.M.W. Tile Contractors, Inc.

JD2 Environmental, Inc.

Jones Public Affairs dba JPA Health Communications

Laacke & Joys Company, LLC

Label Aid, Inc.

Landtek Design Build, Inc.

Learning ZoneXpress, Inc.

Lee-Telecom, Inc. dba LTI

Litigation Management, Inc.

Lowry Lumber & Trucking

Luttrell Belting & Supply Co., Inc.

Martha E. Von Rosenstiel, P.C.

McDuffie Box Co., Inc.

Millenium Contractors, Inc.

MLM Industries, Inc.

Mobile Ag & Industrial Supply, Inc.

Moore Partners, Inc. dba More Business Solutions

Morley's Environmental, Inc.

O'Toole Communications

Orange County Cratings, Inc.

Pace Solutions, Inc.

Patty's Presto Pizza, Inc.

Payment Plus, Inc.

Perfection Commercial Services, Inc.

PowerCom Solutions, LLC

Precision Air Products Company

Precision Component Industries, Inc.

Pro Fire Stop, LLC

PVA, Inc.

R.W. Chavez, Inc. dba Stixon Labels & New Mexico Plastics

Rank Entertainment, Inc.

Red Arrow Logistics

Redmond Schwartz Design, Inc.

Reliant Capital Solutions, LLC

Resource Technology Associates, LLC

Rinnovo Group, Inc.

Ryan Mechanical, Inc.

Seismic Systems Service

Selesky Termite & Pest Control, LLC

Semotus, Inc. dba HipLink Software

Shroeder Iron Corporation

Solar Energy Solutions, LLC

Somax, Inc. dba San Luis Sausage

Space Strategies, Inc.

Specialty Diving of Louisiana, Inc.

Star Bolt & Screw Company, Inc.

T & T Electric Co., Inc.

Taylor Services of Georgia, LLC

Technical Industries, Inc.

Telesis Corporation

The Servants, Inc.

Thiel Tool & Engineering Co., Inc.

Thieman Quality Metal Fab, Inc.

Towing & Recovery Specialists, Inc. dba Berg's 24 Hour Towing

Transformation Solutions, LLC

TransProject, LLC

Tri Made Marketing, Inc.

Vita Con Vino, LLC

Wells Lending Solutions, Inc. dba Wells Staffing Solutions and Wells Realty Services

WWSS Associates, Inc. dba Big Sky Industrial

Barrister Global Services Network, Inc.

Beckrich Construciton, LLC

Charles Hill Electrical Contracting, Inc.

Encompas Unlimited, Inc.

Envirostar Corporation

Givens International Drilling Supplies, Inc.

Lee-Telecom, Inc. dba LTI

Martha E. Von Rosentiel, P.C.

Notary Services by Susana Landa dba Business Solutions

Pace Solutions, Inc.

Precision Air Products Company

Reliant Capital Solutions, LLC

T & T Electric Co., Inc.

WWSS Associates, Inc. dba Big Sky Industrial

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Hello everyone,

Photo of Janet Harris-LangeSummer is well underway, and NWBOC is still as busy as ever. In fact, we are receiving twice as many new SBA applications (for WOSB and EDWOSB certifications) than this time last year. We are also re-certifying this group of companies at a record pace.

NWBOC is pleased to introduce three new members to its Board of Directors:
Erica Taylorof Arica Consulting in Wichita Kansas;
Willie Johnsonof CHEP located in Orlando, FL; and
Truth Garrettof Marathon Petroleum in Ohio.

Their expertise and input will be a great asset to NWBOC. Both Willie and Truth head up supplier diversity departments for their prospective companies. Our new board members attended our board meeting and annual conference in Florida last month. Welcome to Erica, Willie and Truth!

We continue to receive wonderful and numerous success stories from you all which is not only heartwarming but rewarding to our staff and certification application teams who spend hours and hours reviewing each and every application. And, we congratulate and applaud the supplier diversity officers and purchasing officials who make a concerted effort to do business with certified woman owned and controlled companies.

More and more companies are asking for buyer access to our database of certified companies, calledThe Zone, so be sure your profiles are up to date. On theNWBOC homepage, click on the link "LOG-IN Certified Companies and Buyers." If your company is certified with NWBOC, you are already in there; all you need to do is log in and add your key words and company description. In this way, buyers can find you, as well as you can search for other women business owners.

We'll connect again next month. Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Janet Harris-Lange, President
National Women Business Owners Corporation
Women Business Owners in the News and Making News!

Examples of Actively Promote Your Business Using Awards

We thought it would be great to share with you the many links, notices, press releases, and article highlights that come across our desks on a regular basis. All of the links below are excellent examples of how to utilize awards you have won for business promotion purposes. You will notice that there is media mix: online news sites, industry-specific magazines, local newspapers, and on the company's own websites. Winning is great, of course! But if no one else knows, you have missed part of the point of participating in an awards program. So check it out!

The headlines are:

InfoMart President Honored with Eclipse Award for Corporate Culture

ALOM Receives Gold Award at NWBOC Decades of Excellence II Conference

ESI Wins Two Eclipse Awards for Culture and Innovation

MBI Worldwide receives award at NWBOC Decades of Excellence II conference; Unique award program recognizes certified women business owners for outstanding achievements

Industrial Louvers receives 2014 Gold NWBOC Eclipse Award

News - Vulcana receives award at NWBOC Decades of Excellence II conference

2014 Eclipse Award Honorees Announced at NWBOC Decades of Excellence II Conference

Neutral Posture Receives Three Awards at NWBOC Decades of Excellence II Conference

Crystal Arlington Receives National Women's Award.
More Eclipse Award Photos!
TheGold winnerswere featured in our last newsletter; below are theSilver and Bronze winners. We congratulate all winners, who were announced and celebrated at the 2014 Decades of Excellence Awards II. See theNWOBC press release.
Excellence in Innovation- honors a business for inventing or creating an innovative or unique product, technology, or concept, and then taking their innovation forward successfully to the marketplace:
Photo of Dianne Denommee
Silver Award:Dianne Denommee, Principal, Vulcana, LLC, Fairfield, NJ
Photo of Carol Keogh
Bronze Award:Carol Keogh, President and CEO, ESI Ergonomic Solutions, LLC, Mesa, AZ

Exceptional Certification Utilization- recognizes a company for outstanding usage of their WBE, WOSB, or EDWOSB certification which resulted in significantly growing the business:
Photo of Trudy Poret
Bronze Award:Trudy R. Poret, CEO,Tarpan Construction, LLC, Cottonport, LA
Outstanding Supplier Diversity Program- recognizing a company for establishing an outstanding comprehensive and successful in-house supplier diversity utilization program:
Photo of Beth Harshfield
Silver Award:Elizabeth Harshfield, President, Exhibit Arts, LLC, Wichita, KS

Triumph Award- recognizes woman business owners for outstanding leadership, ingenuity, and perseverance in successfully navigating a challenge, barrier or obstacle affecting her company:
Photo of Tricia Ascher
Silver Award:Tricia K. Ascher, President, Ascher's Janitorial Service LLC, Abrams, Wisconsin;
Photo of Crystal Arlington
Bronze Award:Crystal Arlington, President, Affiliated Grounds Maintenance Group, Lake City, PA
Outstanding Company Culture- recognizing women business owners who have created an ideal work environment and participates in their community:

Photo of Kandi Chapman
Silver Award:Kandi Chapman, President, Midwest Backgrounds, Inc, Herron, IL
Photo of Rita MacDermott
Bronze Award:Rita MacDermott, President. Nouveau Presentations, LLC, Scottsdale, AZ
Photo of Carla Squitrito
Silver Award:Carla Squatrito, President, Carla's Pasta, Inc., South Windsor, CN
Photo of Rebecca Boenigk
Bronze Award:Rebecca Boenigk, Neutral Posture, Inc., Bryan, Texas
Photo of Carol Keogh
Bronze Award:Carol Keogh, President and CEO, ESI Ergonomic Solutions, LLC, Mesa, AZ

Newly Certified Companies

05/22/2014 - 06/26/2014

WBE Certified:

Ace Marine Rigging & Supply, Inc.,Kimberly Blaha, President, Morehead City, NC

Banks Channel Plumbing & Mechanical, LLC,
Amy Olson, CEO, Wilmington, NC

BCM Global Technologies Consultants, Inc.,
Shawn Buchanan, CEO, Highland Ranch, CO

FDI Cabinetry, LLC,
Diane Hart, Cleves, OH

Kansas Asphalt Co.,
Jane Jeffries, President, Bucyrus, KS

Learning To Fly,
Erika Yssel, President, Alexandria, VA

Lipotriad, LLC,
Joan McCabe, Chair/CEO, Old Greenwich, CT

Ortho Care Casting, LLC,
Ginny Forgy, President, Overland Park, KS

Pi Solar Energy, LLC
dbaToci Hardware,Ann Okobi, President, Raleigh, NC

Precise Services Company, Inc.,
Nicole Hanmer, President, Menifee, CA

Ryst Consulting, Inc.,
Elman der Ryst, CEO, Santa Monica, CA

Samba Gourmet Sweets, Inc.,
Pietra Diwan, President, Miami, FL

Textile Group, Inc.,
Christine Kelemen, President, Dunwoody, GA

WOSB / EDWOSB Certified:

Ace Marine Rigging & Supply, Inc.,Kimberly Blaha, President, Morehead City, NC

DA Exterminating Co., Inc.,
Lorin D'Arensbourg, President, Metairie, LA

Earl Beckwith & Associates, LLC,
Mary Joanne Beckwith, Rockville, MD

J.B.'s Precision Industries, Inc.,
Stacy Hoffner, President, Phoenix, AZ

Mazirow Commercial, Inc.,
Sheryl Mazirow, President, Westlake Village, CA

Michlin Metals, Inc.,
Terrie Hersch, President, Northbrook, IL

Right Way Safety Equipment, Inc.,
Maureen Georgevich, Managing Director, Perrysburg, OH

Russell Products Company, Inc.,
Peggy Russell, President, Akron, OH

Textile Group, Inc.,
Christine Kelemen, President, Dunwoody, GA
Quotes from Our Family of Certified Companies

Feel free to send us a line!We love hearing from you.

"The NWBOC has been crucial in providing me with potential new client contact information. This information has truly assisted in possible new business."

-- Rita MacDermott, Nouveau Presentations

"We can't thank you and your staff enough for such an informative, inspirational, and motivational conference. The PGA Resort was wonderful as well as their staff. We met such great people that supported as well as inspired us to succeed in business."

-- Denise Dryden, Louisiana Supply Unlimited, Inc.

"Janet, the work that you and NWBOC do on behalf of women business owners everywhere continues to amaze me. Not only have you made it possible for woman-owned companies to increase our visibility and gain better traction in the procurement process, but you have also created a supportive environment where women can encourage one another and honor each other's contributions to the business community.
Thank you for all of your efforts to promote and celebrate women in business."

-- Tammy Cohen, InfoMart

"BRAVO!! I am speechless. What an incredible time I had. So happy I made the trip. Thank you for all of the hard work that went into making the Conference such a success. Great finally meeting too!"

-- Crystal A. Zarpas, Esq.

"The amount of diversity at the conference was very valuable. The different industries and geographical areas that were represented enriched the experience. I was able to learn about different business strategies and was energized after hearing the great speakers. I look forward to the next conference for both the business and the people."

-- Tricia Ascher, President, Ascher's Janitorial Services, LLC

The NWBOC e-Newsletter is distributed by the National Women Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC). NWBOC created the first national certification program for women enterprises. NWBOC's certification program offers an alternative to the costly, time-consuming and duplicative agency-by-agency and corporation-by-corporation certification process.

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