We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded certification status as a Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) by the New York State Department of Economic Development.
The certifications are used to encourage and assist state agencies to award a fair share of state contracts to minority and women-owned businesses. Communiqué Design & Marketing is a marketing and advertising consulting firm serving the Finger Lakes region. Owner, Laurie A. Linn, President and CEO of Communiqué, started the company in 1991.
“Communiqué Design & Marketing is thrilled to have this prestigious designation with the state of New York. Communique is looking forward to the opportunity to increase business with state agencies and contractors. Over the last 23 years we’ve worked with more than 50 companies in New York State and have honed our skills to be competitive. We are delighted that the certification will elevate us to reach a new audience.
“Governor Andrew M. Cuomo should be applauded for his efforts in economic development and encouraging business-to-business commerce with New York State, in particular with minority and women-owned business enterprises (MWBEs). These efforts have resulted in an increase in MWBE utilization beyond 20 percent, which stood at 9% just a few short years ago”, states Linn.
Linn began pursuing WBE status in 2013 and is confident that the WBE certification and participation in WBE forums will be instrumental in providing Communiqué with a new set of resources to define and grow Communiqué’s business.