"From the beginning, the biggest benefit has been the education, inspiration and informal mentoring from fellow WBEs. Although intangible, these have been extremely valuable for my professional development and the long-term success of my business." -Tracy Southers-Parker
Yesterday we looked at the process for creating a compelling pitch. Writing it out is the first step, but once you have it ready to go, what’s next?
Earlier this year Software Professionals, Inc (SPI). was in the market for new company videos for their website and sponsored events. They turned to the WBCS Membership Directory and were able to connect with fellow WBE CM Productions.
Five of our members were recently presented with awards at the Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development E-Awards. These awards celebrate the achievements of companies and indivuals who demonstrate operational excellence and real results related to the engagement and use of certified ethnic minority-owned businesses.
ICON Information Consultants , has been as ranked as the largest women-owned business in the Houston area for the third year in a row by the Houston Business Journal. “As a certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) since 2001, we are proud to continue earning the highest spot in the HBJ list of largest Houston-area woman-owned businesses,” said Pamela Chambers O’Rourke, Founder and CEO. “It is always an honor to be included in such an accomplished group of women in the Houston area.” ICON Information Consultants is a provider of human capital solutions, consulting, payroll and professional
WBE Merrilee Kick, president and CEO of Southern Champion/ BuzzBallz , was recently featured in Dallas Innovates . Her company's signature product, BuzzBallz, is a line of premixed cocktails in colorful, ball-like containers with equally colorful names. Recently, BuzzBallz announced its newest offering, BuzzTalls, wine-based cocktails in poolside-friendly plastic cans. Read more about Kick's story and how her journey as an entrepreneur began.
Today we recognize, WBE, Chelsea Derrah for serving 4 active years in the US Army as a Korean Linguist. Chelsea's certified woman and service-disabled-veteran-owned company, DME currently distributes bulk copy paper, medical supplies and equipment, MRO products, and a variety of office technologies to large corporations, state agencies, and the federal government. DME is also a licensed pharmaceutical and medical device wholesaler. DME's primary role as a sales intermediary is to enable businesses in the public and private sector to market their products and services, while also supporting
"I wanted to transform communities positively. When the opportunity arose for me to apply for the Lillie Knox Award, I did because I saw the benefits. I knew that the grant could allow me to grow my business." - Kaylynn Jordan
Through the WBCS partnership with WiNGS , Dr. Rochelle Webb has been a dedicated volunteer at WiNGS (Women in Need of Generous Support), non-profit offering programs to help women lead a better life. With over 20 years of management and leadership experience having served in both public sector government and the for-profit private sector, including six years in federal, state and local business consulting, Rochelle is a committed, certified trainer, executive coach, and educational consultant dedicated to helping women achieve business ownership. As a WiNGS volunteer, Dr. Webb teaches the RiSE
April was National Volunteer Month and to celebrate we took time to surprise our WBE and Sustaining (Corporate) volunteers for their hard work and dedication in contributing to the success of the Council. On Thank You Tuesday and Thursday, we surprised our volunteers with goodies and balloons. We want to thank all of our volunteers that work diligently during the year; we could not provide many of our services without your help. Volunteers deserve to be applauded and we want to say you're appreciated. Watch our video to see some of the volunteers we surprised already. We have a few more