Throughout the year, WBENC provides Marketing & Media Kits for use by WBEs, Corporate Members and other WBENC Network advocates to promote and spread awareness about WBENC programs, events, campaigns and resources. Check back regularly to review the latest resources provided by WBENC as we work together to continue to grow the impact of women-owned businesses.

2022 National Conference Marketing Kit

The WBENC National Conference in Atlanta is right around the corner, and it has been three years since we were together in Baltimore! We have a BOLD new format, and we want you to be prepared to participate and engage at the highest level!

Join us in encouraging fellow WBEs, other women-owned businesses and Corporate Members to attend the 2022 WBENC National Conference June 7-9, 2022, in Atlanta, GA. Use these marketing materials to promote the conference online and on your website, and connect with companies you want to attend. Contact Brand@wbenc.org with any questions.

In this Marketing Kit:

  • Overview of the National Conference
  • Marketing and social content
  • Social media and online graphics
  • Email drafts for outreach, for potential attendees and for attendees to help promote the conference

Social Images and website banners for use can be downloaded through this Dropbox link. If you cannot access Dropbox for any reason, contact EWatson@wbenc.org.

USE THESE CONFERENCE HASHTAGS WITH YOUR SOCIAL CONTENT:

#WBENC #WBENCconf #WBENCnetwork #WomenOwnedBusiness #Certification #WBENCcertified

Marketing Kit Content
Social Media Posts

**Can be used verbatim with one of the provided social media graphics, and/or customize or add copy for your RPO, WBE or company. Please adhere to WBENC Brand and language standards, particularly in relation to the WBE Seal and Women Owned Logo, and refrain from changing the color schemes and branding colors of the social graphics.

Thank you!

Social Images and website banners for use can be downloaded through this Dropbox link. If you cannot access Dropbox for any reason, contact Brand@wbenc.org.

The #WBENC 2022 National Conference registration is open! Spread the word about this exciting event. Early Bird rates end April 6. https://www.wbenc.org/conference/

Join us June 7th-9th, 2022 at #WBENCconf! Spread the word about the National Conference and help continue our commitment to women’s business development. Early Bird rates end April 6. https://www.wbenc.org/conference/

How can you participate in #WBENCconf? Find out the benefits of attending, exhibiting & sponsoring the conference in Atlanta, GA June 7th-9th. https://www.wbenc.org/conference/

Email Blast - Invitation to Attend

SUBJECT: WBENC National Conference Registration is LIVE

CONTENT:

Dear _________,

As the <TITLE> of the <ADD ORGANIZATION/BOARD/RPO>, I want to extend a personal invitation to you to join me at the 2022 WBENC National Conference taking place June 7-9, 2022, in Atlanta, GA.

Each year, our dynamic and diverse network comes together to fuel opportunities for women entrepreneurs. The WBENC National Conference is the largest event for women business owners, welcoming thousands of women entrepreneurs and corporate executives ready to make connections and do business.

WBENC, along with the 2022 Co-Chairs, Accenture, AT&T, The Coca-Cola Company, UPS, Accel inc., ALOM, Ampcus Inc., and BoldHaus, is excited to welcome thousands of women entrepreneurs and corporate executives ready to make connections and do business. Our Host Councils, Greater Women’s Business Council and the Women’s Business Enterprise Council Ohio River Valley, led by Roz Lewis and Sheila Mixon respectively, along with a Host Committee of fourteen outstanding WBEs are eager to welcome you to Atlanta.

[ADD A PERSONAL REASON WHY YOU ATTEND THE WBENC NATIONAL CONFERENCE – SUCH AS: I never miss the WBENC National Conference. The connections and business opportunities I make are incredibly impactful to my business.]

The 2022 National Conference will feature the NEW and innovative WBENC Arena, dynamic educational programming, inspiring keynotes, a pitch competition, Instant Match meetings, networking opportunities, and an unrivaled Expo of certified women-owned businesses and those who do business with them. Online registration will close one week before the event on Monday, May 30, 2022.

The hotel information and schedule at a glance are continuously updated with plans for attendees, exhibitors and staff at the National Conference.  For health and safety protocols, please check the 2022 National Conference page for news and additional guidance as we refine our planning.

Subscribe to stay updated with recent information concerning the WBENC 2022 National Conference.

We can’t wait to see everyone in Atlanta in June to Join Forces. Succeed Together.

Email Blast - Invitation to Promote the Conference

Dear _________,

As the <TITLE> of the <ADD ORGANIZATION/BOARD/RPO>, I hope you will be joining me at the 2022 WBENC National Conference taking place June 7-9, 2022, in Atlanta, GA., and that you will help us to promote the event and encourage other dynamic WBEs and WBENC advocates to attend.

The National Conference is where our dynamic and diverse network comes together to fuel opportunities for women entrepreneurs. The WBENC National Conference is the largest event for women business owners, welcoming thousands of women entrepreneurs and corporate executives ready to make connections and do business.

WBENC, along with the 2022 Co-Chairs, Accenture, AT&T, The Coca-Cola Company, UPS, Accel inc., ALOM, Ampcus Inc., and BoldHaus, is excited to welcome thousands of women entrepreneurs and corporate executives ready to make connections and do business. Our Host Councils, Greater Women’s Business Council and the Women’s Business Enterprise Council Ohio River Valley, led by Roz Lewis and Sheila Mixon respectively, along with a Host Committee of fourteen outstanding WBEs are eager to welcome you to Atlanta.

The 2022 National Conference will feature the NEW and innovative WBENC Arena, dynamic educational programming, inspiring keynotes, a pitch competition, instant Match meetings, networking opportunities, and an unrivaled Expo of certified women-owned businesses and those who do business with them.

Online registration will close one week before the event on Monday, May 30, 2022.

The hotel information and schedule at a glance are continuously updated with plans for attendees, exhibitors and staff at the National Conference.  For health and safety protocols, please check the 2022 National Conference page for news and additional guidance as we refine our planning.

Subscribe to stay updated with recent information concerning the WBENC 2022 National Conference.

In the meantime, please help us share this amazing networking and business growth opportunity!

Post social media about the National Conference! Please find the NCBF Media Kit here.

Share posts from Facebook using #WBENCconf

Retweet on Twitter @WBENCLive using #WBENCconf

Share on Instagram @WBENC using #WBENCconf

Share on LinkedIn using #WBENCconf

Tag @WBENC and share on social media why attending the National Conference is also a priority to you!

SAMPLE SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS

Facebook, Twitter Instagram & LinkedIn

The #WBENC 2022 National Conference registration is open! Spread the word about this exciting event. Early Bird rates end April 6. https://www.wbenc.org/conference/

Join us June 7-9, 2022 at #WBENCconf! Spread the word about the National Conference and help continue our commitment to women’s business development. Early Bird rates end April 6. https://www.wbenc.org/conference/

How can you participate in #WBENCconf? Find out the benefits of attending, exhibiting & sponsoring the conference in Atlanta, GA June 7-9. https://www.wbenc.org/conference/

Thank you for helping to spread the word!

Best,

[NAME and COMPANY]

Press Release Template

[Organization Name] Attends Largest Conference of Its Kind for Women Business Owners 

[Date] – ATLANTA, GA. – [Organization Name] is excited to attend the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) 2022 National Conference June 7-9, 2022, in Atlanta, Ga.

The WBENC National Conference, the largest conference of its kind for women business owners, brings together America’s leading corporations, government agencies, women business owners and their staff, and strategic partner organizations. This year’s exciting program engages participants for dynamic educational programming, inspiring keynotes, a pitch competition, Instant Match meetings, networking opportunities, and an unrivaled Expo of certified women-owned businesses and those who do business with them.

The time spent in Atlanta and the WBENC National Conference will be a catalyst for opportunities and growth with thousands of women entrepreneurs and corporate executives ready to make connections, do business and collaborate together to spur innovation.

[Organization Name] is most looking forward to…

  • Fun with the bold WBENC network of powerful women and #Hes4Shes. Network and connect with some of the nation’s most successful women-owned businesses and the corporations who are doing the most to level the playing field for women entrepreneurs.
  • The ability to share our business with corporations and government entities seeking women-owned suppliers, while connecting with procurement and supplier diversity professionals from many of America’s most prestigious brands and the Fortune 1000.
  • Inspiring keynotes and innovative experiential learning opportunities that provide business owners and other professionals with the tools and resources to grow as leaders and innovators.

Past WBENC National Conference Some attendees share their perspectives:

“I have never experienced an organization with such passion and dedication in helping women in business. WBENC truly understands that diversity drives innovation. The kindness and authenticity were unparalleled. The keynote speakers and SMEs were outstanding.”

“I have come to appreciate women who choose to work together in striving to provide the best possible awareness and opportunity for women to grow and make the most of their businesses. Since WBENC is all about empowerment, this is what I have come to expect, and I believe the overall conference delivered just that!”

“This was an amazing experience – truly one of the most meaningful and memorable of my life as a small, woman-owned business!”

[ADD BOILERPLATE INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR COMPANY HERE]

About WBENC 

WBENC is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States. WBENC partners with 14 Regional Partner Organizations (RPOs) to provide its world-class standard of certification to women-owned businesses throughout the country. WBENC is also the nation’s leading advocate of women-owned businesses and entrepreneurs. Throughout the year, WBENC provides business development opportunities for member corporations, government agencies and more than 17,000 certified women-owned businesses at events and other forums. Learn more at www.wbenc.org

National Conference Fact Sheet and FAQ

2022 WBENC National Conference

Each year, our dynamic and diverse network comes together to fuel opportunities for women entrepreneurs. The WBENC National Conference is the largest event of its kind for women business owners, welcoming thousands of women entrepreneurs and corporate executives ready to make connections and do business.

The WBENC National Conference is open to WBENC-Certified WBE business owners and their teams; buyers, procurement representatives, supplier diversity professionals, and government officials from WBENC Corporate and Government Members; and representatives from our 14 Regional Partner Organizations and other strategic partners.

We also invite non-certified small businesses, students, and representatives from non-member corporations and government entities to attend to learn about our organization and network of opportunity.

Conference Co-Chairs: 

Accenture                                                    Accel inc.

AT&T                                                             ALOM

The Coca-Cola Company                        Ampcus, Inc.

UPS                                                               BoldHaus

Highlight Events:

Open Expo

During Open Expo take the opportunity to network and mingle with your target exhibitors. Wind through the specific Industry’s Open Expo at your own pace. All exhibitors must staff their booths during Industry Open Expo, though you may find exhibitors in their booths anytime the Arena is open. You can check their schedule outside of Open Expo in the Exhibitor Listing in the Mobile App.

Meet and Greet

Meet & Greet is a networking opportunity for WBEs and Corporate Members to connect in an open but structured format. This WBE-driven opportunity features a series of 20-minute sessions. Each participating corporate member hosts a table of WBEs and every 20 minutes WBEs have the opportunity to connect with a different table host.

Coffee with Corporates

Hear from Corporate executives in an intimate fireside chat setting. Gain insights, actionable advice, and industry-specific wisdom from these corporate representatives chatting with a moderator.

The Expert Experience

Gain valuable insights from leading experts on a variety of industry-specific topics. Attend The Expert Experience for classic educational sessions featuring TED style talks or panel discussions on the industry’s most crucial topics and walk away with important knowledge and skills to implement in your business.

Table Topics

Join fellow attendees to participate in a robust discussion around topics vital to your business or industry. Share insights, explore best practices, and hear challenges and solutions from your fellow business owners and supplier diversity professionals to gain valuable takeaways from these Table Topics.

Think Tank

Bring your thinking cap to these Think Tank sessions where Corporate Members will pose a challenge for attendees to break into small groups to brainstorm and discuss solutions. Collaborate, ideate, and innovate with fellow attendees to come up with as many solutions as you can, identify a favorite, and report out to the Corporate Member hosting the Think Tank session.

Instant Match

These invitation-only sessions are highly coveted opportunities to connect one-on-one with Corporate Members. Throughout the week, participating Corporate Members can distribute Instant Match meeting invitations to WBEs they meet during networking events that they are interested in connecting with further. These meetings allow invited WBEs to connect with purchasing decision-makers from major corporations and government agencies.

 

FAQs

 Visit https://www.wbenc.org/conference/#faqs for many more answers!

Who can attend National Conference?

EVERYONE—WBENC invites all WBENC-Certified Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs), WBENC Corporate and Government Members, Regional Partner Organizations (RPOs), buyers and procurement representatives, supplier diversity professionals, and federal, state, and local government officials. We also invite non-WBENC-Certified business owners and non-WBENC member Corporate and Government representatives to join us and learn about our organization and vast community.

When and where will the 2022 National Conference be held?
The 2022 WBENC National Conference will be held on June 7th-June 9th in beautiful Atlanta, Georgia! The National Conference will take place at the Georgia World Congress Center, located in the heart of downtown Atlanta.

How do I register?

Go to https://www.wbenc.org/conference/ to register. Early bird pricing ends April 6, 2022. See the available Sponsorship opportunities through the conference registration site. Opportunities are going fast, so get your preferred package now!

How do I book my hotel?

Reserve your hotel room at one of the conference hotels for WBENC preferred rates. Links and details are available on the conference website: https://www.wbenc.org/conference/#hotels

Who do I contact for additional information?  

Questions about the 2022 WBENC National Conference. First, check out our answers to some of the most Frequently Asked Questions.

If you still can’t find what you’re looking for, we are here to help! Find contact information for your specific inquiry below.

For general event questions, including schedule and location, please contact WBENC Customer Service at wbenccustsvc@wbenc.org

For questions about the registration system or technical issues, please contact our registration partner Maritz.

  • Call Customer Service toll free at (864) 658-5681
  • International registrants, please call 240-439-2554Hours of Operation:
    • Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 6 PM EST

For sponsorships, contact Mia Delano, at valuedsponsors@wbenc.org or 202.315.1501

For registered exhibitors that have questions about your booth, please contact Exhibitor Services at Hargrove:

For press inquiries: If you are a member of the media and have questions about this event, OR if you would like to promote and/or get involved with this event in another capacity, please email press@wbenc.org.

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Certification Marketing Kit

During the 25th year of the WBENC network and beyond, we know that you join us in being as dedicated as ever to delivering exceptional virtual programs, engaging virtual events, and, in 2022, meeting back in person for our National Conference!

Join us in 2022 in further promoting the benefits of WBENC Certification to invite, encourage, and help more and more women entrepreneurs pursue access to all that WBENC, the RPOs, our Corporate Members and our amazing advocates have to offer.

Send this to your Marketing Teams! We encourage you to post WBENC Certification content on your company’s channels at least once a month.

In this Marketing Kit:

  • Marketing and social content
  • Social media and online graphics
  • Testimonials
  • Templates for custom testimonials

USE THESE CERTIFICATION HASHTAGS WITH YOUR SOCIAL CONTENT YEAR-ROUND:

#WBENC #WBENCnetwork #WomenOwnedBusiness #Certification #WBENCcertified

Marketing Kit Content
Social Media Posts

**Can be used verbatim with one of the provided social media graphics, and/or customize or add copy for your RPO, WBE or company. Please adhere to WBENC Brand and language standards, particularly in relation to the WBE Seal and Women Owned Logo, and refrain from changing the color schemes and branding colors of the social graphics.

Thank you!

BEST FOR FACEBOOK/INSTAGRAM/TWITTER:

“Ever wondered about the benefits of becoming a certified women-owned business? Wonder no more – start today in learning about the process, requirements and how the benefits go far beyond a certification seal.”

“Women-owned? Now is the time to consider becoming WBENC-Certified. Fortune 500 companies and already certified women-owned businesses are actively looking for innovative, resourceful and motivated Women’s Business Enterprises to do business with. Learn more.”

“If you’re a 51% women-owned or operated company, you’re just a few steps away from becoming a WBENC-Certified women’s business enterprise (WBE)! And that’s just the beginning of the opportunities. Click to find out more about our application requirements. https://www.wbenc.org/certification/certification-process/

“Is certification worth it? You better believe it. → Do you want: Access to supplier diversity and procurement executives? Access to networking events, mentoring, executive education, capacity development programs, and other business tools and resources? ❗If any of this piques your interest, then you need to get certified. Find out more: https://www.wbenc.org/certification/#benefits\

Credibility is essential in business relationships, and in our certification process, too. As the gold standard for women-owned business certification, we take the vetting process—and your company—seriously. That’s why we require documentation to verify the ownership, management, and control of applicants by the women owners, including financial statements, federal tax returns, partnership agreements, and more. To review our required documentation, click here: https://www.wbenc.org/certification/documentation-required/

Having access to the right #ExecutiveEducation programs can be the difference between a stagnant company and a growing enterprise. Our certified WBEs have access to practical, real-world training and mentorship to help entrepreneurs and leadership teams in a variety of industries. #WBENC #WBENCnetwork #WBEs. Learn about other benefits of certification here: https://www.wbenc.org/certification/certification-benefits/#education-development

Don’t let concerns about the process deter you! Tens of thousands of WBENC-Certified WBEs shout from the rooftops that the process is incredibly worth unlocking all of the benefits. And don’t you want a certification that PROVES you are open for business and truly 51% women owned, managed and operated? We bet you do!

Testimonials

The testimonials can be used standalone with a Certification social graphic or together with a Testimonial graphic of the same. Great for social, web, presentation and marketing material content. 

“WBENC has a great value product – they deliver great programs, they have a great service model, and just truly understand and want to get to know us better as a Corporate Member.”
Theresa Harrison, Global Environmental Social Governance Services Leader, EY

“I have been certified since 2016 under WBEC ORV. This has been a journey of collaboration, connection, and belonging. I have established business relationships with other WBEs, been afforded opportunities to participate in leadership roles across the RPO and represent my RPO on the National Forum level. Certification is a critical factor in my business. Every women business owner should consider WBENC Certification as an integral part of her business!
Tina R. Macon, AllMac & Associates—Connecting People, Processes, and Productivity

“Where would I be without WBENC? When developing your business, the goal is to allow the unknown to make you known. You hear all about Diversity and Inclusion all day long. However, when implemented, the feeling is beyond joy. WBENC Certification helped D.A.L.S. Credit Solutions utilize a ripple effect of additional opportunities. The relationships developed within WBENC are something every women-owned small business should experience.”
Lynette T. Stevenson, DALS Credit Solutions Co. LLC

The “working together” aspect is huge. WBENC promotes women-owned businesses, they are not just collecting fees. WBENC puts stock into businesses succeeding. They mentor, introduce, follow up — the whole package.”
April Diez, Chairman, The Diez Group, LLC

WBENC Certification has allowed me to network with existing customers and potential customers in every market that M. Davis serves. WBENC is the only organization M. Davis belongs to, that provides access to such a wide variety of markets from oil and gas to pharmaceutical and everything in between.”
Peggy Del Fabbro, CEO, M. Davis & Sons, Inc.

Op-ed/Letter to the Editor

Edit and shorten as needed per the publication’s requirements. 

TITLE OPTIONS: Women-Owned? Being WBENC-Certified unlocks so more

This Women’s History Month, go beyond remembering the history of women in business

All businesses and organizations should know about the benefits of certification

As the country acknowledges another Women’s History Month this March, we must also acknowledge the significant disparity that still exists in revenue and capital between women-owned business and others. Add COVID-19 effects and the disparity has only increased in many ways.

That’s where the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the 14 Regional Partner Organizations (RPOs) and WBENC Certification is helping to bridge the gap, and why becoming WBENC-Certified is more important than ever. Being a WBENC-Certified women-owned business can pay off in spades, especially if you take the time to get involved, educated and engaged with the many programs and networking opportunities throughout the year.

WBENC Certification, through the 14 RPOs nationwide, is the most widely recognized and respected certification for women-owned businesses in the U.S. Thousands of corporations and federal, state and local government entities accept WBENC Certification as the gold standard, confident that WBENC has vetted each business and that each one meets the required criteria. From there, the sky is the limit in the form of formal and informal opportunities to connect with WBENC National Corporate and Government Members and other WBENC-Certified Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs). Certified WBEs can participate in year-round virtual, in-person and hybrid business, networking and education opportunities offered by WBENC and partners.

WBENC events and programs include networking, procurement and grant opportunities, mentorship, executive education, business enhancement training programs of all kinds, and many other tools and resources. The community of support that exists for WBEs is immense, with like-minded female business owners, supplier diversity and other experienced professionals coming together to help each other grow and thrive.

[OPTIONAL TESTIMONIAL QUOTE  – CUSTOMIZE WITH PERSONAL QUOTE]

Our WBEs laud the benefits of WBENC Certification:

“Being a WBENC-Certified WBE is the sole reason that Tempagenix has had the success we have experienced to date. Being on Walmart.com and now in-store at over 1,700 Target locations was made possible through relationships with the Supplier Diversity contacts and WBENC MatchMaker opportunities. We have also met many other WBEs whose advice and support have connected us for many other opportunities.”

Shelly Heller, Co-Founder at Tempagenix LLC

Get started today to join this powerful, and increasing growing, network dedicated to growing women-owned businesses and continually increasing supplier diversity.

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25th Anniversary Marketing Kit

Join WBENC in celebrating our 25th Anniversary in 2022!

INNOVATE & BE BOLD!

During our 25th year, WBENC is as dedicated as ever to delivering exceptional virtual programs, engaging virtual events, and meeting back in person for our National Conference! We invite you to join us throughout 2022 to celebrate, networking and engage with our bold network of WBEs, Corporate Members and Regional Partner Organizations. Be sure to check the WBENC calendar often and our Happening Now page to take advantage of our evolving educational series.

Look back over our 25 years to see the robust changes WBENC has witnessed to the women’s entrepreneurship landscape, and the milestones and growth of the WBENC network.

HELP US CELEBRATE OUR MILESTONES!

Reflect on our first 25 years and look forward to our next 25 with us! We need your reflections, memories, success stories and insights. Submit your reflections in the 25th Anniversary Content Form.

Help us share this opportunity:

Follow us and share our posts/tweets:

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  • Promotional graphics and videos can be found here.

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  • #WBENC
  • #WBENCnetwork
  • #WeAreWBENC

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Sample Posts:

 WBENC has kicked off 2022 in full force for our 25th Anniversary Year! Read about ways to get involved, contribute, celebrate and learn more about how WBENC has played a significant role in fueling the powerful force that is women’s entrepreneurship during the past 25 years. https://www.wbenc.org/news/25th-anniversary-year-of-wbenc-is-off-and-running/

In 2022, WBENC celebrates their 25th Anniversary Year – 25 years of powering and empowering women’s entrepreneurship through certification, education, leadership and networking through our dynamic network of WBEs and Corporate Members and advocates. Explore the timeline, 25 Years of WBENC: Women’s Entrepreneurship & Supplier Diversity Leadership https://www.wbenc.org/events/25th-anniversary/wbenc-25-year-history-timeline/

WBENC continues their 25th Anniversary Year content kickoff with a few friendly #WBENCnetwork faces recalling some of their favorite memories. Check out this first video in a 2022 series and hear from WBENC Board Chair & Wells Fargo CPO, Barbara Kubicki-Hicks, Board of Director and Women’s Enterprise Forum Member Lianne Lami of Bocci Engineering, and Casey Oakes, Director, Supplier Diversity for Marriott and Chair, Corporate Membership & Retention. https://www.wbenc.org/news/video-25th-anniversary-wbenc-favorite-memories/

WBENC is 25 and as dedicated as ever to delivering exceptional virtual programs, engaging virtual events, and meeting back in person for their National Conference! I’ll be joining them throughout 2022 to celebrate, network and engage with the bold network of WBEs, Corporate Members and Regional Partner Organizations. Be sure to check the WBENC Calendar often to take advantage of their evolving educational series: https://www.wbenc.org/calendar/

Did you know WBENC is 25 years old in 2022? Look back over their 25 years to see the robust changes WBENC has witnessed to the women’s entrepreneurship landscape, and the milestones and growth of the WBENC network. https://www.wbenc.org/events/25th-anniversary/wbenc-25-year-history-timeline/

WBENC wants to hear from you — Help them celebrate milestones for their 25th Year! Reflect on the first 25 years and look forward to the next 25 with us. Submit your reflections, memories, success stories and insights: https://airtable.com/shrMNqWHD6DujDVQ6

Visit wbenc.org/events/25th-anniversary to learn more.

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