Marker, Inc., which operates as Marker Construction, is thrilled to announce its certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). WBENC Certification is considered the premier certification for women-owned businesses in the United States, and WBENC is a leading advocate for women business owners, leaders, and entrepreneurs.
“We are very excited to receive this recognition and we are proud to be a WBENC-Certified family-owned company,” said Alison Marker, President + CEO of Marker, Inc. “WBENC Certification aligns with our values and our commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the construction industry. We are looking forward to delivering added value to our clients and partners through this certification, enabling them to achieve their supplier diversity goals while formally demonstrating their commitment to diversity and equity.”
Marker, Inc. underwent a rigorous certification process to become a WBENC-Certified WBE, which included an extensive 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.
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. This, in turn, empowers women as leaders and contributes to 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.
About Marker, Inc.:
Marker, Inc. is a woman-owned, third-generation full-service development and construction firm based in Columbus and Bellefontaine, Ohio. With President and CEO Alison Marker’s people-first approach to business, Marker continues to serve Central Ohio as a progressive, leading construction firm for 67 years and counting. From consulting to real estate development, design to construction, Marker works with both public and private clients in Civic, Commercial, Education, Healthcare, Industrial, Multifamily Residential/Mixed Use, Senior Living, Recreational and Religious markets.
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. For more information, visit www.wbenc.org.