For Immediate Release
Rose International Receives WBDC/WBENC Certification
Rose CEO recognized as one of the top business owners in Orange County, Calif.
ST. LOUIS, Feb. 20, 2003 – Rose International, a leader in information technology consulting, has been certified as a woman’s business enterprise (WBE) by the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) and the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
This national certification indicates that Rose is at least 51 percent woman-owned and operated, and certifies Rose to do business as a WBE in the category of, “information systems software development and IT consulting.” Rose is certified for the period of January 7, 2003, through January 7, 2004.
About the WBDC
For nearly 18 years, the Women's Business Development Center (WBDC) has offered a full-service approach to launching emerging businesses and strengthening existing businesses owned by women in the Chicago area. Since inception, the WBDC has been on the forefront of economic development policy and program development to strengthen and accelerate the growth of women owned businesses nationally. Services of the WBDC include workshops and one-on-one counseling on all aspects of business development, including marketing, finance, business management, technology integration and more. The WBDC is a certifying partner for the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council or WBENC. For more information about the WBDC, visit www.wbdc.org.
The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is a non-profit organization committed to education the public, the government and America’s corporations about the products and services available from companies owned, managed and controlled by women. Along with its partner organizations, WBENC strives to ensure that women-owned businesses have the training and resources to be competitive suppliers.
The WBENC was created in early 1997 to meet the need for access to a nationally recognized standard of certification for women's business enterprises. Endorsed by corporations that recognize the benefit to their communities of eliminating market barriers, WBENC utilizes the networks and expertise of a coalition of local organizations whose collective mission can best be described as servicing the business support needs of America's women-owned and operated small businesses (like the WBDC). WBENC also has certifying organizations in Colorado, Louisiana, Texas, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. For more information about WBENC, visit www.wbenc.org.
About Rose International
Founded in 1993, St. Louis-based Rose International is a leader in providing information technology solutions to corporations and government agencies nationwide. Rose has consistently been recognized as one of the pre-eminent IT consulting firms in the country, and its CEO, Himanshu Bhatia, is considered a leader in the industry. In 2001, Mrs. Bhatia was named the SBA Small-Business Person of the Year for the State of Missouri and was also recognized with a Working Woman Entrepreneurial Excellence Award. The company has been named to the St. Louis Regional Technology Top/Fast 50 for five consecutive years, the Inc 500 for two consecutive years and the Working Woman 500 the past two years, among many other honors.