MBE / WBE / DBE Certifications

Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) Certification

In March of 2011, MarketPoint received national WBE (Women’s Business Enterprise) certification from the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

WBENC certification is a national standard that enables major corporations with active supplier diversity programs to demonstrate their commitment to conducting business with WBEs. The certification process is rigorous and includes a multi-faceted business application and review process designed to ensure the integrity of the program. Considered the gold standard in its field, WBENC certification is nationally accepted by thousands of major corporations and a select group of government entities.

Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Certification

MarketPoint received MBE certification from the State of Maryland in June of 2011. Maryland’s MBE Program is managed through the state’s Department of Transportation (MDOT) and is the only authoritative certification process for MBEs in the State of Maryland

MarketPoint received certification in several areas, covering virtually all of the firm’s in-house services, and including the following NAICS Codes:

    • 541611 – MBE/DBE – Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services (specifically: Strategic Brand and Marketing Services)
    • 541613 – MBE/DBE – Marketing Consulting Services
    • 541910 – MBE/DBE – Marketing Research and Public Opinion Polling (specifically Research Analysis Services)

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Certification

Concurrent with its MBE certification, MarketPoint was also awarded United States DBE Certification, covering virtually all of the firm’s in-house services, and including the following NAICS Codes:

    • 541611 – MBE/DBE – Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services (specifically: Strategic Brand and Marketing Services)
    • 541613 – MBE/DBE – Marketing Consulting Services
    • 541910 – MBE/DBE – Marketing Research and Public Opinion Polling (specifically Research Analysis Services)

In Maryland, the US Department of Transportation’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program is managed and monitored through MDOT.

Testimonials

When we have a question or hit a speed bump, MarketPoint is available and responsive in guiding us through it.

Lisa LaCameraSenior Director, Communications and Marketing, Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts

MarketPoint provided interim management while we dealt with some instability and turnover in the Marketing department. Outsourcing on an interim basis enabled us to stabilize our marketing function, establish a baseline, reassess our needs, and establish a sustainable balance of internal leadership and outsourced services.

Jack MaykoskiVice President, Training and Program Management, Graduate School USA

MarketPoint is smart enough to recognize that there are core issues at the heart of any business regardless of whether it’s a club, a law firm, a technology company or a health care organization, and they understand that face-to-face communication often yields the best results and breeds greater camaraderie.

John WarnackThe Center Club

MarketPoint was easy to work with, and made the research process fun and collaborative.

Craig WeinrichMaryland Nonprofits