am3 is WBENC Certified!

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Certification Satisfies Private Sector’s Growing Demand for Diversity

Raleigh, North Carolina – am3 adsource (Adsource Media), a growing provider of custom branded merchandise and marketing materials, has been granted national Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) certification by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

Jolene Smith, VP of New Business Development from am3 adsource states,
“Getting our Woman Owned Minority Certification has been a goal of am3 for many years and we are excited to be able to start off in 2013 having accomplished that goal. Our clients and others in the private sector have made diversity, both in their own staff and among their vendors, suppliers and consultants, a significant priority. WBENC’s certification process is credible and comprehensive, and will help our customers in their commitment to diversity.”

WBENC certified woman owned business

“We are proud of the certification…the more visibility women can gain as business leaders, the better for all of us. By successfully going through the WBE certification process and becoming involved with WBENC, we hope to accomplish some ambitious goals for am3 and our clients.”

The WBENC certification for women-owned businesses is one of the most widely recognized and respected certifications in the nation and is accepted by over 700 major corporations across the country and a number of federal and government agencies. Companies seeking WBE certification by WBENC must be demonstrably 51% owned, controlled and operated by a woman or women. The organization not only reviews a company’s lengthy application, but also conducts site visits. WBENC is the leading third-party certification organization for women-owned businesses and is a powerful advocate for WBE’s as suppliers to Corporate America.

am3 adsource, owned by Darlene Whitehurst, is located in Raleigh, North Carolina. They offer the best of both worlds being a Woman Owned Business supported by AIA, one of the industries top 10 companies. They are celebrating their 14th year in business as an award winning brand promotions and marketing agency, servicing an array of industries to include banking, beverage, hospital, sports & entertainment, technology, marine, bio-tech, pharmaceutical, health & beauty, universities, advertising agencies and their associates. The am3 adsource umbrella of businesses also includes; Goal Matters and GoalFriends.

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