June 27, 2007 06:07 AM Central Daylight Time

Calyx Consulting Receives National Women Business Enterprise (WBE) Certification-Helping Companies Meet Supplier Diversity Goals

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Calyx Consulting, LLC (Calyx), a Chicago-based communications, strategic marketing, public relations, and management consulting firm received national certification as a Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Chicago Women's Business Development Center (WBDC), a regional certifying partner of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

To qualify as a WBE, a company must be at least 51 percent woman-owned and undergo a rigorous application process including in-depth interviews and a site inspection.

"As a 100 percent woman-owned business, we are thrilled to receive our WBE certification as it opens the doors to working with corporate and government agencies committed to supplier diversity," said Calyx partner Jill Jackson. "The value of this certification goes beyond networking-as we enter our fourth year in business, it adds credibility to our company giving purchasing agents' confidence in Calyx's credentials. We look forward to providing our suite of marketing services based on management consulting principles and making a difference in companies that have a strong commitment to supplier diversity."


The Women's Business Enterprise National Council is the nation's largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States. WBENC is a resource for the more than 700 US companies and government agencies that rely on WBENC's certification as an integral part of their supplier diversity programs.

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About Calyx

In nature, a calyx is the green, leafy structure that supports new plant growth during the transitional period from bud to bloom. Calyx Consulting plays a similar nurturing role-helping both start-up entrepreneurs and established companies by cultivating ideas and harvesting results.

Calyx is not a firm that takes an "everything but the kitchen sink" approach or throws everything at the wall to see what sticks—this approach is too sloppy, time-intensive, expensive, and rarely achieves the envisioned results. Calyx designs customized marketing and business development strategies for realizing a client's goals. It's a smarter approach because every component of a project is tied to achieving specific goals while being fiscally responsible.

Award-winning, tenacious, and focused, with more than 35 years of combined experience helping organizations improve business practices through communications, strategic marketing, public relations, and management consulting initiatives. Calyx's experience encompasses a variety of industries including emerging technologies, architecture/ engineering/construction, and not-for-profits ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

To learn more, please visit or call Jill Jackson and Elizabeth Koski at 312.231.9870 to learn how Calyx can help your company harvest the results you envision.