Marquee Marketing Agency Earns WBE Certification

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Marquee, a boutique agency that provides strategic marketing and events for a select group of clients, announced this week that it has received its federal Women Business Enterprise certification.

Certification validates that a business is at least 51% owned and managed by a woman. During the months-long application and interview process, business owners must document their fiscal responsibility, present growth plans and up-to-date cash flows. MBE certification signifies that the government has determined the business has the capacity to succeed

In addition, because the government has a goal to award 5% of all contracts annually to women-owned small businesses, this certification allows Marquee to expand its network through subcontracting on city, state, and federal contracts.  

“We are delighted that the state of Ohio is working to encourage, nurture and support the growth of women-owned businesses like ours,” says Aundréa Cika Heschmeyer, Marquee president. “This certification exposes us to new subcontracting and entrepreneurship opportunities for which we have been working hard to prepare.”

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.