Furnished Corporate Housing Provider, Suite Home Chicago Renews WBE Certification

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Suite Home Chicago renews WBE Certification as they continue to grow and expand business.

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We continue to expand and grow as a business into new markets, and the WBE certification has been a springboard for new business development for our team.

Suite Home Chicago, a business specializing in extended-stay corporate housing, is excited to announce the renewal of their national certification as a Women's Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC), a regional certifying partner of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

WBENC's national standard of re-certification implemented by the WBDC is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated, and controlled by a woman or women.

“We are thrilled that Suite Home Chicago continues to benefit from being a woman owned business,” President & Owner Jennifer Breen said. “We continue to expand and grow as a business into new markets, and the WBE certification has been a springboard for new business development for our team.”

Currently headquartered in downtown Chicago, Suite Home Chicago operates apartments in the city and suburbs, in addition to recently opening up inventory in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin market.

“While we have always partnered with local corporate housing companies in other markets, we saw a client need in Milwaukee, and recently decided to expand north of Illinois,” Breen said. “We broke into this market partnering with another WBE-certified company, and it has been a tremendous opportunity for Suite Home Chicago.”

What is WBE?

A Women's Business Enterprise, commonly referred to as a WBE, is an independent business concern that is at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more women who are U.S. citizens or Legal Resident Aliens; whose business formation and principal place of business are in the U.S. or its territories; and whose management and daily operation is controlled by a woman with industry expertise.

Benefits of Incorporating WBE Certified Business in your Supply Chain

  • Tax Breaks - Federal tax breaks, tax liabilities, and State tax incentives
  • Training and Experience - before applying for the certification, companies must be in business for more than one year, being regulating and good-standing, and are open to continuous improvement
  • Supporting Local Business - most diversified businesses have engagement in their community and ties to local businesses, meaning you are not only diversifying your supply chain but also supporting local and small businesses
  • Supply Chain Diversification - research shows people like doing business with those who are looking to better the world and have similar core values, working with a minority business shows that you care about supporting women-owned, small local businesses


The Women's Business Enterprise National Council is the nation's largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States. WBENC is a resource for the more than 700 US companies and government agencies that rely on WBENC's certification as an integral part of their supplier diversity programs. View more information on the certification process.

About Suite Home Chicago

Established in 2005, Suite Home Chicago offers luxury furnished, corporate apartments with flexible leasing terms throughout the Chicagoland area. The units are fully equipped with modern furnishings, luxury linens, and all the housewares needed for a temporary stay. The Suite Home Chicago staff strive to provide guests a "home away from home" experience, and are equipped to handle large corporate groups, project work, relocation, medical travel, entertainment crews, interns, and government travel.

Suite Home Chicago is a member of Corporate Housing Providers Association (CHPA), a professional trade association exclusively dedicated to supporting corporate housing providers. Suite Home Chicago owner Jennifer Breen is a certified Corporate Housing Professional (CCHP) and a committee member of Corporate Relocation Council (CRC). To learn more about Suite Home Chicago corporate housing, contact the company headquarters at (312) 638-0891.

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