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2022 Lillie Knox Investment Award Winner - Bliss Bracelets

Bliss Bracelets LLC Tell us about Bliss Bracelets Bliss Bracelets LLC is the company behind Blisslets, the only acupressure bracelets that are also stylish accessories. Acupressure bands have been around for decades, but until recently, the only options available were conspicuous plastic or sweatband-style devices. I started dreaming up Blisslets after using the sweatband-style products during my first pregnancy. I had terrible morning sickness, and I found that acupressure made the difference between being debilitated with nausea and being able to function in work and life. However, during my

2022 Lillie Knox Award Winner - L.V. Browne, CPA

L.V. Browne, CPA Tell us about L. V. Browne, CPA L. V. Browne, CPA is a full service CPA firm in the Richardson area serving the metroplex and beyond. Many small businesses spend too much time on administrative tasks and not enough on the core of their business. L. V. Browne, CPA specializes in taking care of the administrative details, leaving the small business owner free to focus on the crux of their business and begin to enjoy it again. We provide accounting, tax and advisory services including audits, tax preparation, compilations, tax planning, and varied custom financial projects. How

2022 Lillie Knox Award Winner - CAET Construction

CAET Construction Tell us about CAET Construction We are a project management / owners representative company turned general contractor. We have combined our experience and relationships to expand our service offerings to large corporations. We continue to offer collaborative, accountable, excellence, and trusted project management services for construction projects, but now we are also a builder for remodels and new construction. The company has expanded to two WBE businesses but currently all business is under the project management firm. How has WBE certification benefited your business

2022 Lillie Knox Investment Award Winner - Therapeutic Focus

Therapeutic Focus Tell us about Therapeutic Focus Therapeutic Focus (TF) is my heart: a passionate, outpatient pediatric therapy clinic located in West Memphis, Arkansas. TF provides occupational, physical, and speech therapy services to predominantly impoverished children with disabilities while focusing on improving their overall functional performance in the areas of fine and gross motor skills and speech. How has WBE certification benefited your business? As a result of acquiring the WBE certification, I have been afforded the opportunity to not only successfully apply for a RFP, but also

2022 Lillie Knox Award Winners

2022 WBCS Lillie Knox Winners from WBCSouthwest on Vimeo. Therapeutic Focus Tell us about Therapeutic Focus Therapeutic Focus (TF) is my heart: a passionate, outpatient pediatric therapy clinic located in West Memphis, Arkansas. TF provides occupational, physical, and speech therapy services to predominantly impoverished children with disabilities while focusing on improving their overall functional performance in the areas of fine and gross motor skills and speech. How has WBE certification benefited your business? As a result of acquiring the WBE certification, I have been afforded the

Power of Partnering Roundup 11-08-2022

Helping Women-Owned Businesses Thrive in Big Retail What: WBENC has teamed up with Target Corporation, Lowe’s Companies, Inc., Macy’s, Inc., The Home Depot to demystify the process with Women Owned in Retail, a program designed to help women-owned businesses with consumer goods scale and thrive in the retail space. When: November 9 I December 1st - Register Here Where: Learn More & Register Here Rotary Minority Business Awards What: Join three wonderful Fort Worth organizations with delicious drinks and food while getting more information about the Rotary Minority Business Awards. When

Power of Partnering Roundup 11-02-2022

HEB Opportunity Exchange Expo What: The theme for 2022 Opportunity Exchange and Expo is Growing in Community: Driven by Ownership with a focus on I.D.E.A.: Innovation/Invest, Develop/Discovery, Education, and Acceleration. The virtual exchange is structured into two parts, the general session, and second session where you will hear from current HEB suppliers and community partners. When: November 3 Where: Online - Learn more and register here. Austin Startup Week What: Austin Startup Week is a celebration and showcase of everything entrepreneurial in Austin. Each year, we bring entrepreneurs

Harvesting Partnerships Roundtable Topics

Have you been struggling to come up with creative ideas to engage and reward your employees? Want to know what other companies are doing to fight this war on talent? During this round table, Daris Frencha will share with you 11 of the most creative, budget-friendly and easy-to-implement employee benefit and perks that will help you attract and retain top talent. These are ideas that she has collected over the past few years from other small business owners. These ideas are proven to work! Visit The Benefit Boutique at https://thebenefitboutique.com Daris Frencha is CEO and President of The

What to Expect at Harvesting Partnerships 2022!

Harvesting Partnerships is a half-day conference focused on top-tier educational programming. It features a networking reception, WBCS Year in Review session, Women’s Business Enterprise led roundtable discussions on business themes (such as marketing, human resources, etc.), keynote luncheon, and the Lillie Knox Investment Award presentation. Registration Deadline is Friday, November 4th! Agenda 8:30 - 9:00 | Check In and Networking 9:00 – 9:30 | WBCS Year in Review Session 9:30 – 9:45 | Networking 9:45 – 11:25 | WBE Led Roundtable Discussions 11:25 – 12:00 | Networking 12:00 - 1:30 | Keynote

Power of Partnering Roundup 10-18-2022

The AmeriHealth Caritas Supplier Diversity What: The AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies is committed to working with a diverse group of suppliers that reflect the diversity of our members. Attend this webinar to learn how to pursue contract opportunities with the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies. Featuring a live Q&A, get answers to supplier questions and learn how to maximize supplier contract opportunities with the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies. When: October 18 I 12 pm Where: Online - Register Here McCarthy Construction Inclusion Week - Supplier Diversity Day What: An