NAWBO Connections
The Enterprise 

SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 9, 2003  McKinnon-Mulherin Inc., a Salt Lake Citybased strategic communication and information design firm, recently received its certification as a nationally recognized Womens Business Enterprise through Womens Business Enterprise Council-West (WBEC-West). WBEC-West is a regional partner of the Womens Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the countrys premier third-party certifier for women-owned and operated businesses. WBENC certification for women-owned businesses is one of the most widely recognized and respected certifications in the nation. Accepted by more than 500 major corporations across the country and a number of federal and government agencies, WBENC expands a companys visibility among decisionmakers in corporate supplier diversity and procurement. 

“Increasing opportunities for women in business is an important goal,” said McKinnon-Mulherin copresident Shauna Bona. “We are honored to be recognized among the top women-owned businesses in the country.” 

Companies such as IBM, General Dynamics, Motorola and Bank One support WBENC as it strives to foster diversity in business and eliminate barriers for womens businesses throughout the nation. Since 1997, McKinnon-Mulherin has helped leaders in the financial services, information technology and telecommunications industries improve their productivity and profits with better training and documentation.