The Barbour Group Achieves National WBE Certification

February 23, 2010 - Baltimore, MD

The Barbour Group Achieves National WBE Certification

The Women Presidents' Educational Organization of DC (WPEO‐ DC), in partnership with the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), has certified The Barbour Group, LLC as a Women's Business Enterprise (WBE).

The Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), founded in 1997, is the largest third‐party certifier of businesses owned controlled, and operated by women in the United States. WBENC provides and manages the development, enforcement and implementation of its gold standard of certification, which is nationally accepted by thousands of major corporations and a select group of government entities. WBENC certification is a rigorous, multi‐faceted business application and review process that is conducted by a trained Certification Review Committee to ensure that women owned businesses applying for certification are 51 percent owned, operated, and controlled by a woman or group of women. This stipulation is a requirement on which WBENC was founded as a key service to Corporate Members interested in doing business with women owned businesses.

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