CHICAGO, Aug. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Talman Consultants, LLC (Talman), one of the fastest growing engineering design consulting firms in Chicago, announced today it has received certification as a Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) by the City of Chicago's Minority and Women-owned Business (M/WBE) Certification Program. Talman has also been certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE). The City of Chicago certifications are accepted by other governmental agencies and some private agencies.
This milestone comes at a time of phenomenal growth for the firm founded by Katherine Latham, 29, and subsequently joined by James Norton, 39. Talman has gone from 1 client to more than 10 and from 1 to 16 staff members. The firm also launched its website at www.talmanconsultants.com.
"I'm honored by the confidence clients have placed in Talman and proud of the talent and dedication of our team, which makes diversity certification even more rewarding," says Latham, founder and managing partner.
"We're very excited to have earned diversity certification. It's a distinction consistent with my personal commitment to encourage more women to pursue careers in engineering," says Latham, adding "we look forward to working with clients who are committed to doing business with women and disadvantaged business owners to meet their diversity spending goals."
Talman is a strategic partner to many of the leading telecommunications service providers, helping them create competitive advantage through the expansion of their Fiber, DAS, and small cell networks. The firm plans to expand into other markets to meet the growing needs of its clients.
About Talman Consultants, LLC
Talman Consultants, LLC is a WBE and DBE-certified engineering design consulting firm specializing in telecommunications and utility infrastructure management. Talman serves as a strategic partner for utility leaders, helping them make smarter investment decisions to secure competitive advantage, based on a wealth of knowledge in both the design and construction of complex infrastructure projects.
Based in Chicago, the firm has more than 50 years of combined industry experience. Talman has satellite offices in Seattle and Dallas, providing a range of services including consulting, engineering design and review, regulatory compliance, leadership consensus building™, project life cycle optimization, permit acquisition and construction oversight. For more information visit: www.talmanconsultants.com.
About WBE Certification
The City of Chicago's Minority and Women-owned Business Certification Program demonstrates the City's continued commitment to the success of women and minority-owned businesses. WBE businesses must be at least 51 percent owned and controlled by a woman and be City-certified. For more information: https://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/ofinterest/bus/mwdbe.html
About DBE Certification
The DBE Certification Program is a Federally regulated program that is administered at the state level pursuant to the requirements of the federal regulations. In Illinois the following five state agencies, IDOT, City of Chicago, CTA, Metra, and Pace, certify companies as DBEs. For more information: https://www.transportation.gov/civil-rights/disadvantaged-business-enterprise
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