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Done Deals™

Overview

WBEC Metro NY and Greater DMV Corporate Members and the public sector often find ideal vendors and suppliers among our certified WBEs, and WBEs often do business with other WBEs.
Our Done Deals™ initiative was created to recognize, publicize and celebrate these successes – and to inspire future Done Deals™!

Criteria

There are two ways to qualify as a Done Deal™:

  • actual dollars paid (spend) on contracts must be paid
  • a contract is signed during the challenge period.

There are three awards in each category, opportunity awards, contracts signed, and champion awards for highest spend.

The challenge period will be announced on a yearly basis and the awards will be presented at our annual year-end event.

The Done Deals™ Challenge Is On!

2023 Dates TBD

How Done Deals™ Work

All business contracts involving WBEs and WOSBs are applauded. When they fit one of the following scenarios, they are also recognized as Done Deals™:

  • A Metro NY or Greater DMV-certified WBE signs a contract with a Metro NY or Greater DMV Corporate Member
  • A contract is signed between two Metro NY or Greater DMV-certified WBEs, both of which are certified by Metro NY or Greater DMV
  • A contract is signed between a Metro NY or Greater DMV-certified WBE and a public sector agency in New York City, New York State, the State of New Jersey or Commonwealth of Virginia (as a result of letters of agreement)

Purchase orders and letters of agreement can be considered a form of contract. However, individual transactions and subscriptions will not be considered a form of contract.

Click here to download the WBE submission form.
Click here to download the Corporate Member submission form.

Why Done Deals™?

Recognition

Providing more business opportunities for women-owned businesses is integral to WBEC Metro NY and Greater DMV’s mission; therefore we consider business deals that come about through affiliation with our organization worthy of recognition. Certified WBEs, Corporate Members and public sector participants are eligible for awards based on Done Deals™ submitted during challenge periods.

Communication & Inspiration

We encourage WBEC Metro NY and Greater DMV Corporate Members, governments, certified WBEs and WOSBs to do business together – and to let us know about it. A business deal is only recognized as a Done Deal™ if it meets the criteria and is reported. Doing so serves to inform all constituents about the successful contracting and business opportunities that result from being a certified WBE, WOSB or Metro NY or Greater DMV Corporate Member.

Measuring WBEC Metro NY & WBEC Greater DMV Impact

Our Done Deals™ program, in addition to publicly recognizing the successes of WBEs and Corporate Members, enables us to measure the impact our organization has, in bottom-line terms, on increasing business opportunities and contracting activity between WBEs and WBEs, WBEs and Metro NY or Greater DMV Corporate Members, and WOSBs and government agencies.

Done Deal™ Successes

Turtle & Hughes Inc. and Colgate-Palmolive

Blake Varbero, on behalf of Turtle & Hughes Inc., reports 1 Done Deal™(s) with Colgate-Palmolive. Colgate Palmolive - Hills Pet Nutrition and Turtle & Hughes Inc. agreed to an MRO integrated supply outsource program and subsequent formal partnership. Turtle & Hughes will be responsible for onsite inventory management and procurement of MRO materials at two Colgate Palmolive - Hills Pet Nutrition manufacturing facilities in the United States, with joint future plans to expand the MRO program to all U.S. Colgate Palmolive - Hills Pet Nutrition manufacturing facilities by the end of 2020.

Stephanie Ranno and Scott Circle Communications

Stephanie Ranno reports 3 Done Deal™(s) with Scott Circle Communications. In November of 2020, the super connector – Liz Whitehead- referred Laura Gross of Scott Circle to TorchLight for possible business opportunities. Five-months and three placements later, we have forged a close partnership to help Scott Circle Communications expand and support their team with our recruiting and staffing services in communications. We love this WBE to WBE to WBE success story!

Talk about women empowering women!

Eriksen Translations Inc. and New York State Department of Health

Jennifer Murphy, on behalf of Eriksen Translations Inc., reports 23 Done Deal™(s) with New York State Department of Health. Since March 2020, Eriksen has supported the New York State Department of Health with the translation of COVID-related communications into seven languages.

Stackable Sensations and CBS Corporation

Shari Verrone, on behalf of Stackable Sensations, reports 2 Done Deal™(s) with CBS Corporation. The total value of the deal(s) was $11,283.28. A combination of unique promotional items and executive gifts.