SOURCE: The Devon Group

The Devon Group

January 18, 2011 09:00 ET

WBENC Re-Certifies The Devon Group as a Women's Business Enterprise (WBE)

Company Successfully Attains Sixth Consecutive Accreditation

MIDDLETOWN, NJ--(Marketwire - January 18, 2011) - The Devon Group, a public relations and marketing services firm, today announced its national re-certification as a women's business enterprise (WBE) by the Women Presidents' Educational Organization - New York, a regional certifying partner of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

WBENC's national standard of certification is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women. Including women-owned businesses among their vendors, corporations and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier/vendor diversity programs.

"Forward-thinking organizations achieve supply chain diversification in their procurement practices by leveraging WBEs that can deliver value and help build brand recognition," said Jeanne Achille, founder and CEO of The Devon Group. "In return, our WBENC certification has broadened our client portfolio while enabling us to gain the depth of experience that brings best practices and subject matter expertise to all of our customers."

To learn more about The Devon Group, please visit www.devonpr.com.

About WBENC
The Women's Business Enterprise National Council is the nation's largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States. WBENC is a resource for the more than 700 U.S. companies and government agencies that rely on WBENC's certification as an integral part of their supplier diversity programs.

About The Devon Group
Founded in 1994, The Devon Group delivers quantifiable branding, public relations and marketing results to a wide variety of global companies and organizations. The Company's full range of brand definition and articulation, PR and marketing programs build awareness and accelerate sales. Winners of numerous awards for branding, writing outstanding feature stories and press releases, and designing and executing local, national and global print and online media campaigns, The Devon Group has also achieved certification as a Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) from the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

Headquartered outside New York City in Middletown, N.J., The Devon Group has offices in London and Waltham, Mass. For more information about The Devon Group, please visit www.devonpr.com or follow the Company on Twitter: twitter.com/devongroup.