Michael C. Fina Receives Women-Owned Business Certification From Womens Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)

April 12, 2010 — Long Island City, NY — Seventy-five years after being co-founded by entrepreneur Rose Fina, Michael C. Fina, a leading provider of global employee recognition solutions, has received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women Presidents’ Educational Organization (WPEO), a regional affiliate of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

WBENC’s national standard of certification implemented by WPEO 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.

By including women-owned businesses among their vendors, corporations and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier/vendor diversity programs.

“When my grandmother co-founded this company in 1935 there weren’t very many women-owned businesses, and there certainly wasn’t anything like WBENC certification to help those businesses to grow,” said Ashley Fina, President of Michael C. Fina. “We’ve come a long way and larger companies recognize the need to implement diversity policies and procurement programs, and there’s as strong of a need as ever for advocacy and support through organizations like the WPEO. This WBENC certification status will help us to expand our company’s visibility and enable us to build relationships with key decision makers at companies that place value and emphasis on working with women-owned 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.

About (WPEO)
The Women Presidents’ Educational Organization (WPEO) is a regional affiliate of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s leading advocate of women-owned businesses and third party certification organization. The mission of the WPEO is to increase access to business opportunities for WBE’s. The programs develop skills and knowledge for WBE’s; advocate in the public and private sectors’ foster relationships between WBE’s, corporations and the government; and provide certifications services. WPEO provides full service third party certification to women entrepreneurs in the New York and D. C. regions.

About Michael C. Fina
Michael C. Fina provides innovative solutions to improve the effectiveness of an organization’s employee recognition strategy. Through their proven One Source Total Recognition® approach, Michael C. Fina delivers cohesive celebration strategies that align with the business objectives and core values of an organization.

Headquartered in New York since 1935, Michael C. Fina is a WBENC certified women-owned business, as recognized by the Women’s Business Enterprise Council’s New York and Washington D.C. regional affiliate, the Women Presidents’ Educational Organization (WPEO). Michael C. Fina’s recognition solutions and expertise are relied upon by many Fortune 500 companies. With both domestic and international capabilities, Michael C. Fina is able to provide consistent, efficient, and appropriate employee recognition programs worldwide. For more information about Michael C. Fina employee recognition programs call (800) 999-3462, email salesinfo(at)mcfina.com or visit www.mcfrecognition.com.


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