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WBE Star Carol Philp and WBEC (PA-DE-sNJ) President Geri Swift Profiled in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

2016 WBE Star Carol Philp of CPI Creative spoke to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about her journey as a woman-owned business. Specifically, the article details the partnership that grew between her and Major League Baseball because of her WBENC Certification and the leadership at the Women’s Business Enterprise Council of PA-DE-sNJ  who worked to open up opportunity for women-owned businesses.  Read the whole story

Government Meets Goal Set in 1994 for Women’s Business Contracts

The New York Times covered the exciting news that the federal government has met its goal of awarding 5 percent of money spent on contractors to women-owned businesses. The Times interviewed WBENC-Certified Rebecca Boenigk, the Chief Executive and Co-Founder of Neutral Posture for the article. Boenigk shared her experience over the last year with the changes that allow procurement officers to award small contracts directly to qualified companies, without competitive bidding.  Read the story

WBEA’s President April Day Honored with First Annual Women’s History Month Sweet 16 Women Making A Difference Award

April Day, President of the Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance (WBEA) was honored by The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum in Houston, in partnership with Lamik Beauty and Millionaire Mommy Society at the First Annual Women’s History Month, “Sweet 16 Celebration. ” The event honored sixteen women who have hit a “sweet spot” in their lives by making a significant impact on the Houston community on Saturday, March 5.

“The Sweet 16 Women Making A Difference Award invokes a deep appreciation for the impact and contributions women make in our community,” said Day. “There is power in the intentional collaborative nature in women and for me this award means that we can achieve greater results and sustainable change in our communities together. “

Lynne Marie Finn, President & CEO of Superior Workforce Solutions, Named to 2016 100 Most Influential People by Staffing Industry Analysts

Staffing Industry Analysts, the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions, announced that Lynne Marie Finn, President and CEO of Superior Workforce Solutions a Superior Group Company, has been named to SIA’s 2016 list of the 100 most influential people in staffing in North America. Learn more

Corporate Interiors Expands Showroom Space with upcoming nexus innovation studio and creates operational hub in Delaware

In March, WBE Corporate Interiors announced the upcoming expansion of its presence in the Greater Philadelphia area as well as the opening of a second operational facility in New Castle, DE.

The opening of the new Nexus Innovation Studio is an exciting step forward for the company and will feature the latest in high-performance commercial furniture solutions from Steelcase, architectural wall systems, audiovisual, acoustic control and flooring solutions. The studio will embody the Corporate Interiors diverse portfolio of interwoven solutions.  Learn more.

Posted on April 1, 2016 and filed under Government Contracting.