A S Hospitality’s parent company, Dexter Solutions, is a nationally certified Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
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 in early 2014 to Owner and Company Chairperson Glenda Burkhart
Certification as a woman owned business supports the supplier diversity initiatives of A S Hospitality and 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 allows the funds spent on print, fulfillment, and marketing programs to count towards these supplier diversity initiatives.
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.