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VEDCís Womenís Business Center Receives National Award
Contact: Kerry Aubry
VEDC
(818) 907-9977 ext. 231 office
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kaubry@vedc.org



VEDCís Womenís Business Center Receives National Award


Van Nuys, CA-The VEDCís (VEDC) Womenís Business Center (WBC) has received the Mentorship Award from Dialogue on Diversity. The Washington D.C. based agency will honor VEDCís WBC at their 12th annual Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards ceremony on October 2nd.

Dialogue on Diversity, Inc. is a non-profit membership organization of professional women and men, all working to promote the intercultural exchange of ideas and experience and to foster constructive dialogue among communities of diverse national and ethnic heritage. Membership is global and the organization targets entrepreneurship as the key to progress in bettering the economic and social condition of women worldwide.
The WBC currently operates out of VEDCís main office and services the San Fernando, Santa Clarita and Antelope Valleys. It is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration and was developed to provide women business owners and entrepreneurs with the tools and resources they need to launch or grow a successful business. With its focus on providing one-on-one business consulting, training seminars and workshops and access to capital, the Womenís Business Center seeks to provide women business owners with a full spectrum of services including an on-line forum and mentoring programs.
Since its inception in November of 2004, VEDCís Womenís Business Center has helped over 600 women business owners, generated $1 million in business loans and helped to create 30 businesses. This effort resulted in the creation of 57 jobs.
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