About the Project
The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is the largest certifier of women-owned businesses in the U.S. and a leading advocate for women business owners and entrepreneurs. Each year, WBENC recognizes Corporate and Government Members who successfully drive the sustainable inclusion of women-owned businesses within corporate and government supply chains and empower local communities through economic growth and job creation. Award recipients are recognized at the annual Summit & Salute.
WBENC decided they wanted to do something very special to honor the 2018 honorees. As a business organization dedicated to working with companies who support their same mission and values, they looked into their membership database to see if anyone could help create something special for the awards presentation. They found Levy Recognition (Levy).
They quickly discovered that Levy is not only a women-owned business and member of the WBENC, but also a manufacturer of custom awards and trophies. They were excited to contact Levy about brainstorming designs for their Top Corporations award.
The Summit & Salute is an opportunity for women-owned businesses and diverse suppliers from across the country to come together to celebrate diversity, economic growth, and business development. It is a very special celebration which highlights America’s Top Corporations for Women Business Enterprises.
Levy was tasked with creating an award that is both elegant and unique. WBENC wanted something that no other business organization had ever given at an awards banquet before. Their vision was to have an award that represented the WBENC organization, its mission, and core values. They wanted a beautiful and fun award that recipients would be proud to display at their businesses.
Award designers at Levy worked together to come up with a few ideas for materials to be used. Such a special award needed to be made from something that shines and sparkles. It had to look and feel good in the recipient’s hands. The award should shine from the presentation stage and impress both the presenter and the recipient.
Levy Recognition created an award that proved to be the highlight of the Summit & Salute. The crystal award features a crystal cube that spins on an axis. When spinning, recipients can look inside to see the America’s Top Corporations logo and also the WBENC motto, “Join Forces Succeed Together.”
The awards were presented to 66 corporations during the 2018 Summit & Salute. A gathering of more than 1,500 entrepreneurs and business leaders were in attendance to congratulate the recipients of the prestigious America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs) award.
Levy’s President and CEO was in attendance at the WBENC Summit & Salute. She was overwhelmed with compliments as award recipients began to discover that Levy was the producer of the award. Honorees were delighted to receive the beautiful crystal award. They were impressed by its sparkling finish and unique design.
The President of the WBENC, Pamela Eason was very pleased with the quality and design of the award saying, “These awards were exactly what I was looking for.”
A list of award recipients is available on the WBENC website.
Levy Recognition is a proud member and supporter of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Counsel. The success of the America’s Top Corporations awards has earned Levy the honor of being the WBENC’s official award designer and manufacturer. Levy prides itself in rich history, hard work, and their desire to build diverse partnerships with businesses around the world.