Benefits of 3rd Party Certification Benefits of WBENC Certification Access Access to a current list of supplier diversity and procurement executives at hundreds of major U.S. corporations and federal, state and local government entities that accept WBENC certification. Formal and informal opportunities to pursue business deals with National Corporate Members and/or WBENC-Certified WBEs. Automatic inclusion in WBENCLink, WBENC's Internet database of certified WBEs, which is accessible by WBENC's Corporate Members and other certified WBEs across the country. Eligibility to receive sourcing opportunities through MatchMaker365, WBENC's new online business matching, scheduling, and tracking portal, which helps Corporate Buyers identify and meet the right WBE suppliers and obtain the right products or services. Chance to partner with other WBENC certified WBEs to pursue other business opportunities. Capacity Development Access to mentoring, education, and capacity development. Workshops and keynotes at WBENC national events. Webinars. Access to community of support among WBENC certified WBEs. Articles in WBENC's President's Report and WBENC News on website. Recognition Eligibility for regional representation and national recognition as a Women's Business Enterprise Star. Eligibility for recognition through WBENC's Applause Award. Eligibility for International Luminary Award. Eligibility for recognition through the William J. Alcorn Leadership Award. Promote Your Business Use of the WBENC certified WBE seal on your marketing materials, which identifies your women's business enterprise as certified through WBENC's national Standards and Procedures. Use of WBENC Press Release template to announcing your business as newly WBENC certified. WBE is responsible for submitting press release to local media. Eligibility to promote your business through sponsorship of WBENC national events. Eligibility to promote your business on WBENC Social Media profiles. NMSDC MBE Membership Benefits 3,500 corporate members that share best practices through the NMSDC network that can help corporate programs to become more effective. 16,000 certified MBEs nationally. Where applicable the list can help companies identify SBDs and DBEs for federal and state government contracts. Business Opportunity Fairs and networking opportunities throughout the year. Annual Conference - the nation's benchmark forum on minority business development. Provides working capital to certified minority businesses that have contracts with NMSDC national and regional corporate members. Provides advisory services and education programs for both corporate and MBEs clientele. Provides assistance with identification of certified MBEs with proven capacity to perform national contracts. Provides customized executive education for CEOs of minority firms. Provides centralized national resource for statics and information on minority business trends and issues. Provides data on legislation affecting minority businesses. Assist with the identification of strategies and opportunities for growth. Provides professional seminars to support. Provides capacity building for MBEs. Provides distance learning along with classroom learning. Provides knowledge sharing, benchmarking and best practices.