CHICAGO, May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Women's Business Development Center (WBDC), headquartered in Chicago, will serve as the regional host council for the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) 2013 National Conference & Business Fair at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, MN, June 25-27.
More than 3,000 decision makers from the nation's leading corporations, government entities and women's business enterprises (WBEs) will discuss generating business together to stimulate economic growth. Successful business leaders, from senior executives at major corporations to accomplished business owners, will provide inspiration and actionable strategies for sustainable career advancement and business growth.
WBENC will also present a panel of powerful female decision makers from WBENC Corporate Members who are in the position to cultivate WBE business development at their companies. From this vantage point, they will provide valuable advice and guidance on what WBEs can do to build their corporate relationships and business.
The event also offers three days of interactive workshops and business-building opportunities including the Business Fair, the largest of its kind with over 300 exhibitors. WBENC's robust workshops focus on what WBEs need to know to enhance their positions as suppliers: how to hone skills that are sought-after by their clients, leverage existing expertise for greater growth, and build their capacity to meet the increasingly sophisticated needs of major corporations and government entities. The conference is open to everyone. To register and for more information, visit http://www.wbenc.org/wbencconf/.
The WBDC is one of the oldest, largest and most comprehensive women's business assistance centers in the U.S. More than 66,000 women have benefited from its services. As the largest of WBENC's 14 regional partner organizations, its common mission is to provide services that support and accelerate women's business ownership and strengthen their impact on the economy. The WBDC's Women Business Enterprise (WBE) Certification Program, administered on behalf of WBENC, covers nine states in the Midwest region including Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, and delivers many of its programs and services to its four major markets of Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis and St. Louis. The WBDC has a satellite office in Minneapolis, WBDC-MN, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2013.
Contact for WBENC:
Lynthia Romney (914) 238-2145, (914) 589-2140
Contact for WBDC:
Chris Ruys/Chris Ruys Communications, Inc.
(312) 337-7746 or [email protected]
SOURCE Women's Business Development Center