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Brand Building Agency FUEL Certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council 

May 14, 2024
by Meredith Kinsey

Greenville, SC – FUEL – a Greenville, S.C.-based brand building agency – announced today that it has received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Greater Women’s Business Council, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). WBENC Certification is the gold standard for women-owned business certification in the United States.

“We believe it’s crucial to support and amplify the voices of women entrepreneurs, and our WBENC certification helps us do just that,” says Mary Church Cornette, CEO and head of creative for MCC Enterprises LLC, which does business as FUEL. “This certification opens doors to new opportunities, allowing us to connect with a powerful network of corporations and fellow women-owned businesses. We’re excited to leverage this platform to inspire other women-owned businesses to thrive and contribute to a more vibrant business landscape.”

The WBENC standard of certification implemented by the Greater Women’s Business Council is a meticulous process, including an in-depth review of the business and a site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated, and controlled by a woman or women and that the business has appropriate structure and strategic business planning and implementation in place.

By including women-owned businesses among their suppliers, corporations and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier diversity programs, which in turn empowers women as leaders and brings about a more diverse, balanced and sustainable economy.

WBENC Certification combined with professional development and engagement in the WBENC network provides unsurpassed opportunities year-round, both virtually and in-person, for women-owned businesses to grow and expand their business and innovation through events, programming and connections with major corporations and other WBEs.

To learn more about FUEL, please visit fuelforbrands.com.

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About FUEL

FUEL blends the talents of its team of creative storytellers, strategic marketers, talented designers, and data experts to create branding and marketing solutions that generate results. Working in partnership with its clients, FUEL crafts the right mix of marketing strategy, creative, and tools to help grow brands and drive business success. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., FUEL partners with companies in a variety of industries throughout the Southeast and across the U.S. For more information, visit fuelforbrands.com.

About WBENC
Founded in 1997, WBENC is the nation’s leader in women’s business development and the leading third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women, with more than 18,000 certified Women’s Business Enterprises, 14 national Regional Partner Organizations, and more than 500 Corporate Members, most of which are Fortune 500. Thousands of corporations representing America’s most prestigious brands, as well as many states, cities, and other entities, look for and accept WBENC Certification. Through the Women Owned initiative, WBENC also is a leader in supporting consumer-oriented female entrepreneurs and those who do business with them by raising awareness for why, where and how to buy Women Owned. For more information, visit www.wbenc.org and www.buywomenowned.com.

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