Palm Desert, CA (PRWEB) May 28, 2014
"Acquiring this valuable certification," President and CEO, JoAnne Frohman commented, "will put Benchmark Displays face to face with hundreds if not thousands of the largest companies and governmental organizations, nation-wide, that participate in Vendor Diversity Programs. Then, when you add in our 30+ year reputation for successful, display design and manufacturing, this new working combination feels like a real win-win proposition for us and our customers."
To qualify, a business must be 51% or more woman or women owned. In addition, the certification process involves a six month, meticulous examination of the finances, D& B rating, staff capabilities, and customer endorsements. Finally, the committee sends in an on-site, examination staffer to further validate the background information provided.
"It's also news worthy," JoAnne said, "that for women managers and entrepreneurs in the U.S., the proverbial glass ceiling is busting wide open." According to a 2010 report by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration, women-owned businesses grew by 44 percent from 1997 to 2007, double the rate of men-owned firms. And, when 4 of 5 start-up businesses fail in the first five years, the survival rate of women-owned businesses from 2002 to 2006 was 66%.
About Benchmark Displays
Benchmark Display's talented, Palm Desert, Ca based design and customer service staff and its experienced manufacturing partners in the U.S., Mexico and China have been providing budget-friendly, stock and custom acrylic and plexi product displays plus holders for promotional literature and display fixtures for retail in vinyl, wood, metal, and eco-friendly corrugate and paperboard materials.
"We have been busy forging new business friendships since 2009 when I formed Benchmark Displays and acquired Taymar Industries, Inc., the company I was a part of for 25 years before that. I'm very excited about the new potential as we have already begun to reach out to the many companies out there with minority purchasing mandates we can capably help them fulfill."
WBENC was founded in 1997 and had the distinction of being the first organization to provide women owned and operated businesses access as suppliers to major corporations. Since then, according to the NWHM (National Women's History Museum) WBENC has become the standard bearer of best practices for both the corporations seeking to buy from women and the women's businesses themselves.