Shapiro Attends 2013 WBENC Summit and Salute to Women’s Business Enterprises

Samuel Shapiro & Company, Inc., a 97-year-old logistics provider, attends the 2013 Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) Summit & Salute to Women’s Business Enterprises (WBE) in Baltimore, MD – its first WBENC conference after becoming WBE certified in October 2012.

Samuel Shapiro & Company, Inc., a 97-year-old logistics leader, recently attended its first Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) conference after becoming Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) certified by the organization in October 2012.

The 2013 WBENC Summit & Salute to WBEs was held in Baltimore, MD, on March 13th and 14th, and brought together over 1,200 participants, including some of America’s leading corporations, government agencies, women business owners and strategic partner organizations. WBENC’s Annual Salute followed the Summit and highlighted the significant contributions of WBEs to the United States economy and paid tribute to the 14 WBE Stars of 2013. In addition, select corporations that provide WBEs with growth opportunities in today’s competitive marketplace received top honors at this gala recognition event. Preceding the Summit & Salute, Shapiro also attended the WBENC’s Government Opportunity Experience hosted by Moe Vela, former Director of Administration for Vice President, Joe Biden. This signature Government Opportunity Experience was designed to provide knowledge and access to the government procurement process through meetings with high-level decision makers from both the public and private sector.

“The WBENC Government Opportunity Experience and Summit & Salute events absolutely exceeded our expectations,” noted Brunella Reid, Senior Manager of Marketing & Strategic Development for Samuel Shapiro & Company, Inc. “We had the opportunity to meet with remarkable corporations, fellow WBEs, and other field representatives. Shapiro is grateful to WBENC for such a warm welcome into the WBE family and for providing WBEs with a rich learning experience and opportunities to develop important relationships. Shapiro is looking forward to attending the 2013 WBENC National Conference & Business Fair in Minneapolis this June.”

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