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ILG announces the Women’s Business Enterprise (WBENC) Recertification & Commitment to Cultural Diversity and Excellence

18 Oct, 2012

Woodland Hills, CA – October 31, 2011 - Cindy Michaels, CEO and Gary Michaels, COO / co-founder of ILG – (International Laser Group), announce the Women’s Business Enterprise (WBENC) recertification and continued commitment to cultural diversity and excellence for ILG and our customers. 

'This WBENC certification is significant for our dealers and resellers to be eligible to compete for business opportunities. By including women-owned businesses among their vendors - major corporations, government agencies, and organizations demonstrate their own commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier/vendor diversity programs," Cindy Michaels comments, "The WBENC distinction is hard earned, and reaffirms ILG as a cultural diversified company, not only for our valued customers’ business opportunities, but also for the diversity in our
equal-opportunity recruitment.”

The Federal Government established a 5% goal for procurement with women-owned businesses in 1994. As of 2008 the actual expenditures for Federal contracts awarded was $14.7 billion. 3.4% towards a goal of 5%.  This represents $6.9 billion in contracts annually not utilized.

This certification is significant to our clients—that our focus on excellence through opportunity is what continues to set us apart from other imaging manufacturers. As an ILG reseller, our clients can take advantage of WBENC with the “Manufacturing Partner” opportunity.

Other key factors in Women owned business are economic impact and jobs. The 8 million US women owned businesses have an annual economic impact of $3 trillion, more than 23 million jobs-16% of all US jobs.  Cindy Michaels comments “Among our over 500 team members, I place a heavy emphasis on diversity. I have personally interviewed many key talents and most of them are still with us. ILG’s strength is in our people.” 

ILG was established in 1988 by Gary Michaels, COO and Cindy Michaels, CEO.
The Company has 150,000 sq. feet of manufacturing space and is headquartered in Woodland Hills, CA/
ILG was recognized for the “Best new product” for (ILG’S JUMBO COLOR) in the Toner Cartridge manufacturing industry, and received the First place award in “Green Award – a Sustainable Product” categories from the Recharger Magazine in 2011.
Tel: 800-937-2880  Web:  http://www.ilglaser.com

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