Everyone Loves Buttons, Inc. Receives National Recognition as a Certified Woman-Owned Enterprise

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Women's Business Enterprise National Council grants WBE certification to ELBusa, the only woman-owned business providing official licensed promotional products in the 2008 GOP Presidential Campaign.

Everyone Loves Buttons, Inc. (ELBusa), one of the nation's largest promotional button manufacturers, announced today their certification as a Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). This WBENC certification for women-owned businesses is one of the most widely recognized and respected certifications in the nation.

"I'm extremely proud to be certified as a Women's Business Enterprise. Everyone Loves Buttons is a wonderful example of a successful and creative woman-owned and operated business. The idea that business is a man's world is a thing of the past," said ELBusa Owner and President Maura Statman, whose company is also the only woman-owned business providing official licensed promotional products in the 2008 GOP Presidential Campaign, handling campaign materials for Fred Thompson's bid for the Republican nomination.

ELBusa developed, owns and manages http://www.OfficialFred08Store.com. The site, prominently linked from the candidate's main website (http://www.fred08.com), received a staggering 9,000 visits the first weekend it went live. The website allows campaign supporters to purchase official licensed products to promote Senator Thompson's candidacy for President of the United States.

ELB specializes in USA made custom pin-back buttons, magnets, vinyl banners, stickers and apparel.

The Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), founded in 1997, is the nation's leading advocate of women-owned businesses as suppliers to America's corporations. It also is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States. WBENC works to foster diversity in the world of commerce with programs and policies designed to expand opportunities and eliminate barriers in the marketplace for women business owners. WBENC works with representatives of corporations to encourage the utilization and expansion of supplier/vendor diversity programs.

About Everyone Loves Buttons, Inc.

Everyone Loves Buttons, Inc., (dba ELBusa Creations) is a woman-owned, Phoenix, Arizona-based corporation, and one of the nation's largest promotional button manufacturers. Over the last 10 years ELBusa Creations expanded its product lines beyond buttons to meet customer demand. In addition to being the "Official Licensee" authorized to create and sell Fred Thompson campaign merchandise online http://www.OfficialFred08Store.com, ELBusa is also providing all campaign collateral. ELBusa prides itself in having only USA made items and is a member of the Promotional Products Association International. The company is certified by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council.

A short list of ELBusa Creations' clients includes: Albertson's, American Honda Motor Co., American Red Cross, The Body Shop, Budweiser, Clear Channel Radio, Coca Cola of North America, Disney Animation, IKEA, MAC Cosmetics, Marriott, Michael's Arts & Crafts, Sears Hardware Stores, Paul Frank, Special Olympics, Toys 'R Us, US Golf Association, Victoria's Secret (Limited brands), Warner Bros. Records, UNICEF and Writers Guild of America.

[Editors: For more information about ELBusa, Inc., visit: http://www.ELBusa.com. For media interviews contact George McQuade or Aida Mayo, 818-340-5300 or 818-618-9229.]


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