We’re reserving a little bit of space in our blog to share some exciting news for Graphic Matter!

Graphic Matter WPEO-NY Rising Star 2011

Pictured, left to right: Marsha Firestone, President, WPEO NY; Beverly Rossi, President, Graphic Matter, Inc.; and Lisa Bertrand, Regional Certification Director for WPEO NY

Beverly Rossi, President of Graphic Matter, Inc. was recently presented the WPEO Rising Star Award for the NY Region at the Women Presidents’ Educational Organization [WPEO] Annual Awards Breakfast. The event, held at The Plaza Hotel in New York City on March 4, 2011, recognized women business owners, corporations, and women’s business advocates.

The WPEO Rising Star Award recognizes a WBE that has been certified for between 1-4 years, has demonstrated past performance in doing business with corporations, government entities, and fellow WBEs, has supported other women in business, and has shown active involvement in the WPEO through volunteer service, in kind support, event sponsorship, committee participation and panelist contribution. Two winners are honored: one from the WPEO-NY region and one from the WPEO-DC region.

Beverly has been an enthusiastic advocate for WBENC certification, and together with fellow WBE Maureen Borzacchiello of Creative Display Solutions proposed a pilot program to increase vendor development opportunities for WBEs and second tier opportunities with corporations. Originally certified in 2006, Graphic Matter was also the 2010 recipient of the Done Deals WBE Partnership Award.

These organizations have provided immeasurable support to Bev and to Graphic Matter’s growth through the years. We are pleased to be able to reciprocate in kind, and proud that Bev has been recognized for her contributions.