Cornerstone Marketing Awarded Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Certification

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Cornerstone Marketing Services adds MBE credential to its portfolio of certifications and qualifications enhancing how it supports leading brands in private and public sector

Cornerstone Marketing Services, an Orlando-based business-to-business teleservices firm, announced today that it successfully completed the Minority Business Enterprise certification process with the Florida Minority Supplier Development Council (FMSDC), which is an affiliate of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). This certification enables Cornerstone Marketing Services to be recognized as a MBE when competing for business from corporations and public sector entities with diversity initiatives. Cornerstone also recently earned national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) by the National Women Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC).

“The certification process was extremely comprehensive and I am honored that we’ve been awarded our MBE certification,” said Tonya Cox Turrell, CEO and Co-Founder of Cornerstone Marketing Services. “It is very exciting news for our company. In addition to exposing us to new clients, it will help some of our existing clients achieve their goals of supporting vendors with diverse ownership.”

The primary objective of the NMSDC is to expose minority-owned businesses to the corporate buying market, provide companies with information on qualified MBE suppliers, and to increase corporate purchases from minority-owned businesses. MBE certification has the potential to increase business opportunities for Cornerstone Marketing Services.    

Turrell believes that it will. “We’ve been in business for eight years and I’m grateful that we have experienced steady growth and continue to be profitable, especially in this challenging economic climate. I truly believe that the strategic business partnerships we will make in the community of certified minority suppliers and corporate sponsors will help propel Cornerstone to the next level.”

About Cornerstone Marketing Services:

Cornerstone Marketing Services is a premier business-to-business teleservices firm. CMS’s engagements range from annual lead management contracts to stand-alone sales development campaigns. CMS’s comprehensive set of services include market profiling and validation, lead development, qualification and nurturing, customer development, customer acquisition, retention and customer loyalty, appointment setting, sales development and sales support. Our leadership team partnered together to form the company in 2003, and has over 100 years of combined B2B teleservices experience. Our sales experience, processes and methodologies, incorporated within our outsourcing practice, provide sales and marketing management with the capabilities to deliver meaningful business impact to their sales teams.

For more information, contact:

Mary Beth Russell
VP of Business Development
888- 37-LEADS (53237) Ext. 101

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