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I just returned from The Summit & Salute to Women’s Business Enterprises at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, MD and was so happy I did. This was a single program with two important goals.

First, the Summit brought together America’s leading corporations, government agencies, women business owners and strategic partner organizations. The comprehensive two-day program focused on business forecasts, market trends, best practices, and provided the perfect networking environment making it conducive to do business.

Second, the Salute honored WBENC’s award-winning Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) Stars for their achievements and leadership, and also paid tribute to America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises.

The Opportunity Connection theme was based on one of WBENC’s three core values: Certification, Opportunity, and Resources. This theme re-emphasized WBENC’s ongoing commitment of connecting major corporations and WBE’s to identify and negotiate future business opportunities.

In addition, the Summit & Salute offered WBE’s wonderful opportunities to build their business; opportunities to informally introduce themselves and their company’s to corporate and government leaders without an appointment; opportunities to learn about the latest macro and micro trends and how they’ll affect their business; and opportunities to grow as business leaders.

Corporate representatives were presented with opportunities to learn about best practices from their peers; opportunities to speak to WBE’s who can supply them with important new products and services to increase their productivity and profitability; and opportunities to meet a broad range of WBE’s who represent a substantial market for their company’s products and services.

I am so happy I attended and cannot believe how much was accomplished in two days. As a certified woman-owned business, I openly embrace and take pride in the fact that we are a community where we welcome the opportunity to support each other through referrals, ongoing support and a camaraderie that is second-to-none.

Thank you to all my fellow WBE’s for sharing these two days with me – I learned a lot and made a lot of wonderful connections. I look forward to our next event.


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