WBEC - Great Lakes Companies Are Being Recognized!
Pamela Hardy, President of Owe No Man Marketing was honored as a 2009 Women's Business Enterprise Star, the nations premier award for excellence among women's business enterprises (WBEs) by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) at its Annual Salute to Women's Business Enterprises. Pamela received the award acknowledging her innovation, drive and community leadership on March 26, 2009 before 1000 corporate executives, WBEs and government and non-profit VIP's at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD.
Business Star Pamela Hardy (center), owner of Owe No Man Marketing (ONMM) was shining bright at the WBENC Salute to Women's Business Enterprises in National Harbor, Maryland. WBEC - Great Lakes was on hand to celebrate her recognition. Michelle Richards (right), President, and Pam Smith (left), Program Manager, were among the attendees at the event.
14 Women Business Stars
Shown above (left to right) - Daniel Hardy (Managing Director, ONMM),
Above pictures taken at the WBENC Salute To Women's Business Enterprise Stars (2009) event in Washington, DC.
Pamela Hardy Of Owe No Man Marketing To Be Named As A "2009 Women's Business Enterprise Star" By Women's Business Enterprise National Council
Honored as One of 14 Exemplary Entrepreneurs before 1,000 at Black Tie Event
WEST BLOOMFIELD, Michigan (Jan. 9, 2009) — Pamela Hardy, President of Owe No Man Marketing will be honored as a 2009 Women's Business Enterprise Star, the nation's premier award for excellence among women's business enterprises (WBEs), by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) at its Annual Salute to Women's Business Enterprises. Pamela Hardy will receive the award acknowledging her innovation, drive and community leadership on Thursday, March 26, 2009, before 1,000 corporate executives, WBEs and government and nonprofit VIPs at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD.
She was selected by the Women's Business Enterprise Council - Great Lakes, which conducts WBENC's world-class certification of WBEs in Michigan and Indiana, in addition to providing skill-building educational programs and business development opportunities with major corporations.
"Pamela illustrates this country's vital ability to build successful businesses," said Linda Denny, President and CEO of WBENC, the leading advocate for and authority on WBEs. "Her strategic vision, business acumen and sheer talent combine to meet the complex needs of corporate clients and propel our economy forward."
"I believe that the success of our company has been primarily because we have remained focused; delivering what we promise and exceeding our clients expectations in the process," Hardy said.
In 2009, WBENC is enhancing this annual event by presenting a Summit, which includes strategic educational workshops and industry meetings that will address the current and future business needs of WBEs and WBENC's Corporate Members. Topics such as "Bridges For Growth: A Multi-Prong Approach to Accelerating the Growth of Businesses Owned by Women of Color," "Maximizing Results in the Current Economy" will be addressed in advance of the salute.
The Salute black-tie reception and dinner will honor the 14 Women's Business Enterprise Stars of 2009, as well as America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises for 2008. For reservations, visit www.wbenc.org/summit-salute.
Owe No Man Marketing, LLC is a telecommunications marketing expert that delivers a superior network and suite of retail and wholesale telecommunication services to meet the needs of corporations, business enterprises and associations. The company combines their telecommunications knowledge with a promotional flair to help clients promote, advertise and market their particular company brand using their prepaid phone cards. Because the company is, first and foremost, a telecommunications expert, they understand that their competitive advantage is the impeccable service embedded in their cards, which is supported by a superior network. Forming a partnership with one of the fastest growing service providers in the U.S. — a Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) that services the State of Michigan, has enabled the company to offer managed business solutions for their clients — at optimal pricing. Our Next Generation IP services range from IP Voice (VoIP), High-Speed Dedicated Internet Access (Broadband), Private Data Networking Services (Virtual Private Networks - VPN), and Wholesale Termination. For more information please visit www.onmm.com.
About WBENC: The Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is the leading advocate for, and authority on, Women's Business Enterprises (WBEs) as suppliers and vendors to the nation's corporations. Founded in 1997, WBENC is also the nation's leading third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women, with WBENC certification accepted by more than 1,000 corporations, representing America's most prestigious brands, as well as government entities at the state, local and Federal levels. Throughout the year, WBENC's RPOs provide opportunities for interactions between more than 250 member corporations and over 8,500 certified WBEs at business building events and other forums. WBENC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that seeks and accepts donations from corporations, foundations and individuals that support its mission and programs. For more information, please go to www.wbenc.org.
Early corporate sponsors of the 2009 Summit and Salute to Women's Business Enterprises: The Bridge to Quality (as of December 1, 2008) are Accenture, Summit-Salute Chair; Raytheon Company (Benefactor); UPS (Platinum); AT&T, Chevron and United Airlines, Inc. (Diamond); Avis Budget Group, Energy Future Holdings, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, KPMG, Kraft Foods, Office Depot, PepsiCo, Inc., Shell Oil Company and The Home Depot (Tribute to Education Patron). President's Circle sponsors (WBEs and nonprofits) are Accel Inc.; ASAP LLC; Banneker Industries, Inc.; EMCO Technologies; Exhibits South Corp; Meadows Office Furniture Co. and The Warrior Group.