The WBENC works to expand opportunities and eliminate barriers for women business owners, while also encouraging the use and expansion of Supplier Diversity Programs. The WBENC is the nation’s largest third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States.
Our Women Business Enterprise Certification is so much more than a business asset. As a woman-owned bread corporation, we believe women in decision-making positions brings balance to workplace. Even before Kim Klosterman became CEO of the family-owned baking company in 2009, for generations, the Klosterman family has embraced the leadership roles of women throughout the company’s history. These trailblazing women excelled in leadership within the family business and the community.
As a women-owned wholesale bread business, this certification has not only propelled us toward achieving strategic business objectives, it also grants us the opportunity to share these benefits with our customers. Some benefits of partnering with a WBENC-Certified business, such as Klosterman Baking Company, include:
Innovation & Speed to Market
Smaller companies typically bring innovation to the table to stand out among their competitors. Even though we have grown to become one of largest family-owned baking companies in the Midwest we maintain our competitive advantage of agility. With fewer processes and layers to work through, we have the ability to be flexible with product development, innovations, and solutions to best serve our clients’ project timelines.
Tax incentives are available to companies that conduct business with women-owned businesses like Klosterman Baking Company. Many projects funded by federal or state grants are eligible to have tax liabilities reduced when using a women-owned business as a supplier.
Procurement Diversity Drives Competition for Goods & Services
Partnering with WBENC-certified businesses can unlock access to numerous channels for goods and services, giving you the opportunity to compare suppliers to select the best fit for your company’s needs.
The WBENC certification standard is the most relied-upon credential of women-owned businesses in the country and is nationally recognized by thousands of major U.S. corporations and federal, state, and local government entities. To receive certification the company is required to be 51% owned, controlled, operated, and managed by a woman or women. Learn more about the Women Business Enterprise National Council certification and membership by visiting www.wbenc.org.
Contact us today! We are ready learn more about your supplier diversity initiatives and how Klosterman Baking Company can support your business goals as a women-owned wholesale bread supplier.
2021 Klosterman Baking Company WBENC Certificate