Church Hill Classics
Contact: Katie Gargano
594 Pepper Street
Monroe, CT 06468
Monroe, CT – October 4, 2007 - Church Hill Classics, a leading diploma frame and custom picture frame manufacturer, is proud to announce that they have become a Certified Woman-Owned Business by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation's largest third-party certifier of U.S. businesses owned and operated by women. Church Hill Classics is also certified by the State of Connecticut as a Woman Business Enterprise (WBE).
"We are pleased to receive our certification from WBENC, a well-established organization that is the leading advocate in supporting and promoting WBE's to corporate America. WBENC certification is important to our current clients, and will help us develop new business partnerships," said Lucie Voves, President of Church Hill Classics.
Becoming certified by the WBENC is an involved, but rewarding process that includes in-depth interviews, site inspections, and meeting several criteria. Qualifying companies must demonstrate that at least 51% of their operation is owned and controlled by a woman.
About Church Hill Classics
Church Hill Classics (CHC) was founded in 1991 and is fully owned by Lucie Voves, a former Procter and Gamble marketing executive. The company manufactures custom document, award, and art frames to collegiate retailers, corporate clients, hospitality clients, and military and professional association groups. The company also offers a line of specialty desk accessories featuring school or corporate logos. The comapny offers licensed merchandise for large and small schools alike, among them the University of Connecticut, Cornell University, The Ohio State University, Duke University, the University of Michigan, the University of Texas, and the University of Colorado. CHC is the 2006 winner of the International Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics, sponsored by the Council of Better Business Bureaus. During 2007, CHC was ranked among the top three female-owned enterprises in America by the National Association of Women Business Owners. More information on Church Hill Classics can be found at /.
About the WBENC
The WBENC was founded in 1997, and is the nation's leading advocate of women-owned businesses as suppliers to America's corporations. The WBENC certification for women-owned businesses is one of the most widely recognized and respected certifications in the nation. It is accepted by thousands of corporations within the country and a number of federal and government agencies. For more information, or to find out about becoming certified, visit the WBENC website at http://www.wbenc.org/.