Everyone Loves Buttons® (ELB) is proud to have been re-certified women-owned by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) on December 14th. ELB has been certified since 2008 and has proudly held that certification for 12 years and counting.
Every year, ELB goes through a process to verify that the business is at least 51% owned, controlled, operated, and managed by a woman.
Maura Statman, owner of ELB, says “It is such an honor to continue to be a part of an organization that holds up women owned businesses.”
What is the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council?
The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, founded in 1997, is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States. WBENC, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit, partners with 14 Regional Partner Organizations to provide its world class standard of certification to women-owned businesses throughout the country. WBENC is also the nation’s leading advocate of women-owned businesses as suppliers to America’s corporations. The certification is recognized by over 1,000 brands and additionally many states, cities, and government entities.
What Benefits are There of Having a WBENC Certification?
Benefits include: access to a supplier and procurement executive list, networking between WBENC Certified WBEs, access to mentoring, education, and development, national recognition, use of WBE logo and seal, access to advocacy materials on key women business issues, and a community of support.
What is the Criteria for Certification?
- The applicant has to be at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more women who are U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents, in the case of any publicly-owned business
- Management and daily operation have to be controlled by at least one woman
- Engagement in a two part certification process including a review of documentation and a site visit interview
What Does This Mean for You?
This means that we hold ourselves to the highest standards in customer service and overall quality offered. We are the #1 Women’s Business Enterprise in the custom buttons industry. As such, you can expect not only the highest quality USA made custom buttons, but legendary service and value you can count on!
In the News
Our owner Maura was featured in several news articles recently and spoke about her experience in running a woman-owned business. Check out the links below to read more:
Foothills Focus: North Phoenix Woman Learns Everyone Loves Buttons
Arizona Foothills Magazine: Local Women Entrepreneurs Embrace Challenges and Rise Up as Shining Stars
In Business Phoenix: Local Women Entrepreneurs Embrace Challenges and Rise Up as Shining Stars
Channel 3 TV/ CBS 5 News: Women-owned Small Businesses Disproportionately Affected by Pandemic
Get in Contact
Have a question for us? Reach our office at 623-445-9975 (Mon-Fri 7:30am-5pm MST), send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or reach us on our website’s chat. We are here to help with every step of ordering your custom buttons, from receiving a quote and creating artwork, to production and shipping.
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As always, we are in this business because Everyone Loves Buttons®!