From the MBEConnect Team
Welcome to the Summer 2012 Issue
While every edition of MBEConnect Profiles magazine is unique and important, this issue is especially notable. Original content in this issue focuses on two separate but important topics: Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and going green for small business.
This issue is being released in conjunction with the 2012 WBENC National Conference and Business Fair in Orlando, where the organization will celebrate 15 years of advancing women business enterprises (WBEs) in the United States. An interview with WBENC President and CEO Pamela Prince Eason and articles about WBENC award recipients are included in this issue to commemorate this event. MBEConnect is pleased to serve again as a media sponsor for this important event. We’re pleased to work with this wonderful organization and the many WBEs, corporations and government agencies it serves.
Our second theme, the green business movement, demonstrates what an important factor environmental responsibility has become for businesses and consumers alike. The enduring longevity of the green movement proves that it is not a bandwagon trend, but a legitimate business tactic.
As always, we are proud to feature many talented and versatile women- and minority owned businesses in our Business Profiles section. We salute all of these businesses and extend a special recognition to those companies that offer eco-friendly products and services. We invite you to embrace a new green tradition of eschewing paper by experiencing this magazine on your favorite technology platform. Now more than ever, MBEConnect Profiles is placing an emphasis on interactive content in order to engage our audience and bring the most exposure possible to our featured M/WBEs. Be sure to visit our website to experience all of the audio, video, links and other interactive content. Go beyond the printed page to truly experience our featured M/WBEs, original content and everything else that we have to offer.