MBEConnect Profiles Magazine Releases Inaugural Issue

MBEConnect releases the first issue of a digital magazine highlighting the best and brightest women- and minority-owned businesses in conjunction with WBENC Summit & Salute.

Mar 22, 2011, 15:44 ET from MBEConnect

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today MBEConnect, the free business social network for women- and minority-owned business enterprises (W/MBEs), officially released the first issue of the new digital magazine MBEConnect Profiles. This publication focuses on important contributors to the supplier diversity community by creating detailed profiles of the best W/MBEs in the country.

MBEConnect Profiles is available as a free download through the iTunes store for use on iPad and iPhone devices. Full issues also can be viewed in an online magazine format through Issuu (http://www.issuu.com/mbeconnect) and individual articles can be read at the official magazine web site (http://www.mbeconnectmagazine.com). The digital format creates a unique and engaging user experience by embedding interactive media, including video, presentations and direct web links, directly into the magazine./.

Inside the first issue of MBEConnect Profiles readers will find detailed profiles of the 14 WBE Stars; businesses hand-selected by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) as exemplary business community leaders. These WBE Stars will be formally recognized as a part of the 2011 WBENC Summit &Salute conference, held March 22 – 24 in Washington, D.C. MBEConnect is a Media Sponsor for this event and chose to dedicate the first edition of Profiles to these successful business role models who serve as an inspiration to business owners across the country.

The following 14 businesses comprise the complete list of WBE Stars included in the first installment of MBEConnect Profiles:

  • A-Plus Meetings and Events
  • Brass Rings Productions
  • Candice Bennett & Associates
  • G2nd Systems
  • ISHR Group
  • Laser Lab
  • MBS
  • Meadows Office Furniture Company
  • Milligan Events
  • Neutral Posture
  • One Safe Place
  • PALCO, Inc.
  • Roxbury Technology
  • SB Services, Inc.

In addition to these 14 profiles, the inaugural issue of MBEConnect Profiles contains an interview with Kevin Bell, the supplier diversity manager at Chrysler, an article "8 Tips for Getting Ahead in Supplier Diversity" and additional information about WBENC and the 2011  Summit &Salute conference. Future issues will include detailed profiles of minority-owned businesses in addition to WBEs and in-depth articles focused on a central topic.

New issues of MBEConnect Profiles will be released quarterly through the aforementioned digital sources. W/MBE owners interested in appearing in upcoming editions can visit the magazine web site for more information.

About MBEConnect:

MBEConnect is a business social network designed to unite W/MBEs with each other, and with large corporations looking for diverse suppliers. Membership to the site is free of charge and provides countless business opportunities with corporate partners and government entities. MBEConnect is a part of Evolv Solutions, LLC, a certified MBE that provides document management services, print solutions and information technology services. For additional information, visit www.mbeconnect.com or www.evolvsolutions.com.


Eric Harland


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Overland Park, Kansas 66210