National Strand is proud to announce national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Development Center in Chicago (WBDC-Chicago), a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). For more information, visit www.wbenc.org.
National Strand was awarded certification based on the ownership, control and operation of National Standard and its parent company, The Heico Companies, L.L.C. (“Heico”), by Emily Heisley Stoeckel.
“We are thrilled to receive this certification by WBENC,” said Emily Heisley Stoeckel. “This certification will allow us to become a better partner to many of our customers by helping them to meet their supplier diversity requirements.” Emily provides strategic direction to the organization and leads Heico’s Board of Directors. She has devoted more than 20 years to the growth and development of Heico’s diverse portfolio of companies, including National Standard.
WBENC’s national standard of certification, implemented by the WBDC-Chicago, is a meticulous process involving an in-depth review of the business that is seeking certification. The certification process is designed to confirm that the business seeking certification is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.
By including women-owned businesses among their suppliers, corporations and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier diversity programs.
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