Women Business Enterprise

In the United States, more than 11.6 million firms are owned by women, generating about $1.7 trillion in sales, and employing nearly 9 million people, according to the National Association of Women Business Owners.  WOW, some serious girl power right there! 

Third Avenue Events is proud to be a part of that statistic with Kristin Hems and Annie Rector as the founders and owners of the company.

After a stringent certification process, Third Avenue Events received the Women Business Enterprise (WBE) certification from the National Women Business Owners Corporation(NWBOC). The certification from NWBOC, offers businesses and business owners a chance to be vetted within the federal and state procurement arena, allowing Third Avenue Events to bid on open market solicitations that only certified businesses can submit proposals for. 

NWBOC was created after research showed that many large corporate and government agencies did not realize the benefit of contracting with female-owned businesses. The NWBOC then created the WBE certification which is not only a national certification program, but also a network of resources for business development for female-owned businesses. 

To qualify for certification, owners must have majority ownership and control of the business. 

Organizations and government agencies are constantly looking for qualified and certified WBEs, and Third Avenue Events is proud to officially have certification. With our WBE certification, we will have access to numerous development programs and training opportunities to continue to grow Third Avenue Events and become more procurement-ready. 

Do not hesitate to contact us for more information on this certification or for help with your next event. Third Avenue Events is run by women who are knowledgeable, detail oriented, customer focused, and ready to help make your next event a huge success.