The Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce names WBCS member, Betty Manetta as the 2018 Board Chair. Join the GDHCC on Wednesday, February 28 from 5:30 to 8:00pm for an evening of high-level networking with business and community leaders from the North Texas Region, as well as an opportunity to meet the GDHCC's new Board of Directors. Wednesday, February 28, 2018 | 5:30 to 8:00pm Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center 2301 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201 Learn more and RSVP here.
"WBCS provides the best networking opportunities for WBEs to connect with corporations, as well as WBE to WBE. Over the course of our 20-year membership, I can easily say that close to 82% of our growth has come from these connections." Kim Sissen is President of CFJ Manufacturing, LP, which has been a certified WBE and WBCS member since 1997. She is currently involved in the Toyota Mentorship Program and shares how WBCS networking opportunities has helped her business grow. Tell us a little about your story and how you came to work for CFJ? I started my formal internship with CFJ Manufacturin
Growing a Business by Getting Involved with WBCS "Since becoming certified in 2003, our percent of revenue with WBEs and Corporate Members has grown to more than 52% of our business. The membership as a WBE has also helped facilitate the growth of employees from 5 to 15 allowing us to better serve our clients with a more customer focused staff." Jennifer Blakeney, President of Guaranteed Express, Inc , has been a certified WBE and member of WBCS since 2003. Getting involved with WBCS has helped grow her business revenue and the number of employees. She was also selected to be a part of the Toy
The Luminary Awards , presented by The Committee of 200 , are a special event each year to honor four outstanding women who have demonstrated outstanding business leadership in Entrepreneurship, Corporate Innovation, STEM Innovation, and Skills to Succeed. We are excited to see one of our WBE Members, Pamela O'Rourke , president and CEO of ICON Information Consultants among the list of the 2017 Luminary Award Recipients.
One of our WBE members was featured recently in Forbes Woman . Nina Vaca, CEO of Pinnacle Group has leveraged the power of certification to help her grow her business. With revenue exceeding $1 billion, Pinnacle Group sets an example of ingenuity. Importantly, Nina shared advice from the mainstage, which included becoming a certified minority/women-owned business. “Certification has been integral in the growth of Pinnacle,” said Nina. It doesn’t give you the business. It gives you access to opportunities but you have to prove yourself, she explained. Certification is more than just access. Org
2016 Power to Potential WBCS’ annual Power to Potential event was held at the Sheraton Dallas on November 8, 2016. The day started with pre-arranged matchmaker meetings, giving WBE members the chance to have one-on-one face time to discuss long-term procurement activities with potential buyers. The room was filled with positive energy and reports of very productive conversations! Following the meetings we gathered for the luncheon and annual meeting. WBCS President, Debbie Hurst welcomed the attendees and reported on WBCS’ 2016 achievements. Most notable from Hurst’s report was the wow-worthy