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2015 November WBE Spotlight: Duncan-Williams, Inc.

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…

Jennings company specializes in safe buildings

JENNINGS — For more than 17 years Safe Haven Enterprises has designed and built products to protect lives and property from both disasters and attacks. The Jennings-based company is an industry leader in the design and construction of forced-entry/ballistic and blast-resistant custom steel-fabricated modular buildings, doors, walls, louvers and windows. Its clients include the military,…

2015 October WBE Spotlight: Abform, Inc.

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…

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/

Patricia Vanderpool Joins NSBA Leadership

Patricia A. Vanderpool, MS, LPC, CEAP, NCGC-I, EAP Lifestyle Management, LLC Owner/President, is honored to have accepted an invitation to join the National Small Business Association (NSBA) Leadership Council.  She will work on the Health and Human Resources Committee. The Leadership Council is a critical component to the success of grassroots efforts across the country…

And the Award Goes to…ACCENT

NEW ORLEANS, LA— August 25, 2015 – Diane B. Lyons, CMP, DMCP, President of ACCENT on Arrangements,Inc., a DMC Network Company, has won a prestigious International Special Events Society (ISES) “ISES Esprit Award” in the category of Best Meeting/Conference Program with a budget over $250,000. “We are thrilled to be recognized by this eminent international…

2015 September WBE Spotlight: McPherson|Berry & Associates, Inc.

McPherson|Berry & Associates, Inc. is a human capital management firm. Their services and products help improve leadership effectiveness, bring productivity to new heights, and assists in building capable teams through HR consulting services and organizational development for small businesses and corporations. mcphersonberry.com McPherson|Berry & Associates, Inc. provides HR for small businesses, programs, and specialized training to help strengthen…

2015 June WBE Spotlight: Automation and Design Solutions

Automation and Design Solutions, Inc. is a leading provider of electronic fingerprint transmission systems in Mississippi and Alabama. They offer multiple biometric solutions in the civil and criminal arenas. http://www.fingerpro.net/ Automation Designs & Solutions, Inc. is in its 26th year of operation and Carolyn Rains is proud to be one of the leading trailblazers in…

2015 WBO Expo Highlights

The Women’s Business Enterprise Council South (WBEC South) hosted its 15th Annual Women’s Business Opportunity Expo in New Orleans on April 9-10, 2015. The theme, “Connect. Collaborate. Succeed.” was evident in every portion of the event. Attendees began connecting right away at Thursday’s Opening Reception. The reception was held in Dutch Alley of the Historical…

Introducing the New Women Owned Logo

Have you seen the Women Owned logo yet? Maybe it was at Summit and Salute or at our annual Expo. You will be seeing it on the shelves of stores in the months to come. So what is the logo and what does it mean? In a nutshell, “the goal of the new logo is…