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2016 March WBE Spotlight: Immaculate Cleaning, LLC dba Immaculate Cleaning & Improvements

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Immaculate Cleaning, LLC dba Immaculate Cleaning & Improvements is a commercial cleaning, drywall finishing, and painting company. They take pride and value in delivering quality, timely services to their customers. Dominique Gordon has been operating Immaculate Cleaning & Improvements since 2007 and is proud to be a woman business owner. She understands the importance of…

Insights: February 2016

Message from WBEC South President Dear friends, Welcome to our first edition of WBEC South INSIGHTS! I am very excited to have the opportunity to lead such a dynamic organization and have been overwhelmed by the support and enthusiasm of our staff, corporate members and WBE community. WBEC South is truly a special place and…

2016 February WBE Spotlight: PREMIUM Floor Care & Services

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Modular Designs of Memphis, Inc. dba PREMIUM Floor Care & Services specializes in maintaining and installing flooring solutions. They deliver a wide range of maintenance services including dry carpet cleaning, tile and grout restoration, upholstery cleaning, fiber protection, and VCT maintenance. premiumfcs.com/home.html Nancy Fechter first began her entrepreneurial journey in 2001 and hasn’t looked back…

Take the stress out of performance evaluations

It’s that time of the year again! Get ready to conduct year end performance evaluations for employees and prepare goals for your team. It can seem like a daunting task, but if you’re well prepared the process shouldn’t be tough. Performing employee evaluations aren’t always fun, however there are ways to help this meeting run…

2016 January WBE Spotlight: Benefits Connection, LLC

Benefits Connection, LLC is an Employee Benefits firm specializing in the design, communication, enrollment, and employee and retiree benefit related programs . mybenefitspeople.com Kelly Walker, sole owner and operator of Benefits Connection, LLC, established it 2003 in hopes of skyrocketing her company to higher heights. She knew all eyes would be on her and welcomed…

WBEC South 2016 Business Star Announced

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Each year the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the leader in women’s business development, honors 14 exemplary women business leaders with the nation’s premier award for excellence in small business leadership—the WBE Star Award. The 2016 WBENC WBE Stars are selected by WBENC’s 14 Regional Partner Organizations (RPOs), which process WBENC’s world-class certification, in…

2015 November WBE Spotlight: Duncan-Williams, Inc.

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Duncan-Williams, Inc. is a family and employee-owned investment firm that has grown into a nationally recognized, full-service financial services provider, serving clients in all 50 states from offices across the country. duncanwilliams.com/ Carolyn Williams helped found Duncan-Williams with her husband in 1969. Since then, it has become one of the largest privately-owned investment firms in…

2015 October WBE Spotlight: Abform, Inc.

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Abform, Inc. is one of the leading suppliers of uniforms and work clothing, serving the oil and gas industry worldwide. abform.com For over three decades, Abform has created top of line products to serve a variety of industries. Elizabeth Abdalla has been involved with this company for many years and has grown it tremendously. “I…

Toyota Invites You to Opportunity Exchange

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Since 1990, Toyota’s Opportunity Exchange, the annual supplier development conference and trade show, has helped diverse companies build strategic relationships with Toyota Tier I Suppliers. Relationships established through Opportunity Exchange have resulted in more than $250 million dollars of contracts between Tier I Suppliers and diverse entrepreneurs. Companies certified with NMSDC, WBENC, CAMSC and/or WBE-Canada…

Demo Diva Talks at TEDxNapaValley

WBE Simone Bruni shares the idea behind the creation of the Demo Diva as part of the TEDxNapaValley 2015 “Redefining Success: changing direction mid-stream” event.

After losing her Louisiana home in the Katrina floods, Simone Bruni took on the daunting task of rebuilding. She quickly recognized that demolition was the first step to helping her neighbors start over in the devastated region and founded the Demo Diva Demolition Company. With a strong background in marketing, Simone positioned the Demo Diva for success in a male-dominated industry and reinvented the recipe for construction marketing, public relations, social media and customer service to create strong brand identity and raving “fans” instead of customers. Starting with one hot pink Volvo excavator and five hot pink dumpsters, the Demo Diva has grown into an inspirational business success story.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

Find out more about Simone and her work at Demo Diva here – http://demodiva.com/