MEMPHIS, TENN. (Nov. 19, 2014) – Dexter Solutions has received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise Council South, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). A leader in brand delivery services, Dexter Solutions provides fulfillment, print production, marketing, product development, and custom technology services for franchise, hospitality, restaurant, retail and non-profit markets.
Over the past two decades, Dexter Solutions has had shared ownership by John and Glenda Burkhart, with both being actively involved in the operations of the company. Controlling interest was granted earlier in 2014 to Owner and Company Chairperson Glenda Burkhart. This was a strategic move that will benefit both Dexter Solutions and their clients.
“We are excited to be officially certified as a woman owned enterprise,” says Dexter Solutions Owner and Chairperson, Glenda Burkhart. “Completing the rigorous certification is a milestone for us. Through our involvement with the WBENC, we hope to accomplish some ambitious goals for our clients and for Dexter, as well as expand our commitment to help foster diversity.”
This certification will support the supplier diversity initiatives of Dexter Solutions customers. These initiatives require a certain percentage of their procurement dollars be spent with minority or woman owned businesses. Dexter’s WBE status will allow the funds spent on print, fulfillment and marketing programs to count towards these supplier diversity initiatives.
“Dexter Solutions exemplifies the entrepreneurial spirit and that creates innovation and job opportunities in diverse industries and marketplaces,” says Mia Spicer, President of the WBENC South. “We are pleased to welcome Dexter as a WBENC-certified Women’s Business Enterprise.”
WBENC’s national standard of certification is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women. According to the WBENC, including women-owned businesses among their vendors, corporation, and government agencies demonstrates their commitment to diversity and continued development of their supplier/vendor diversity programs.
Dexter Receives National Certification As A Women’s Business Enterprise
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