Third Annual WBEs Who Rock Contest Wraps; Winners Announced at WBENC

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MBE Magazine continued its tradition of closing its WBEs Who Rock contest in conjunction with WBENC

Another successful run for MBE magazine’s popular WBEs Who Rock! contest came to a close during the Women Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) Conference in Orlando, Florida, this past June.

The awards honor women in business that have excelled in their industry and are active in their community. This year’s winners were: Colleen Ellis - J.M. Neil & Associates, Leonora Monroy Solorzano de Porres - Ceramica Las Marias, Nancy Williams - ASAP Solutions Group LLC, Nicole Stuart - Top Guard Security, Tammy Cohen - InfoMart, Tara Abraham - Accel, Inc., Valarie King-Bailey - OnShore Technology Group, Renee La Londe - iTalent Corporation, Royalyn Reid - Consumer & Market Insights, Kathy Dawson - Dawson & Dawson, Inc., Kaney O’Neill - O’Neill Contractors, Georgia Richardson - Broadline Medical Systems, Pegine Echevarria - Team Pegine, and Ranjini Poddar - Artech Information Systems. The magazine hosted a special reception during the WBENC conference to announce the winners. You may read more about the winners in the Summer edition of the magazine due out this month.

“We are proud to recognize this year’s winners,” says Barbara Oliver, publisher of MBE magazine, “they truly embody what it means to be a WBE Who Rocks!”

Special thanks also goes to this year’s sponsors, which included Akraya, Artech Information Systems, Macy’s, MGM Resorts International, Mosaic Global Transportation, Red Kite Business Advisors, WBENC, and Trattativa Meeting & Event Solutions International. We would also like to give special recognition to Infinity Enterprises, Inc. who provided photo and video services. See all the photos and watch the video at

Due to the popularity of the WBEs Who Rock contest, MBE magazine launched a new contest that honors both men and women - MBEs Who Rock. Now in its second run, nominations are being accepted for MBEs who excel in their business and community. Nomination forms can be found online at Winners will be recognized during the National Minority Supplier Development Council Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange this October in Chicago, Illinois.

About MBE: Minority Business Entrepreneur (MBE) magazine is published quarterly by Enterprise Publishing Inc. and serves as a nationwide forum for minority and women business owners, corporations and government agencies concerned with minority and women business enterprise development. Founded in 1984 by Ginger Conrad, MBE magazine maintains a strong commitment to economic parity as a lasting solution to the ills of poverty and discrimination.

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