In early March, VPR received notification from the Certification Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity (COBID) that the company earned both its Women Business Enterprise (WBE) and its Emerging Small Business (ESB) certifications, as established in OAR 123-200-1000-2300.

CEO Mary Louse VanNatta, CAE, APR, Fellow PRSA, said, “It was a long and detailed process to achieve this certification. We are pleased to have the opportunity to compete for public relations and event planning contracts as both a women-owned and emerging small business. Organizations that choose companies with these certifications can be assured that Oregon’s COBID looked at every aspect of the company, from its finances all the way through its staffing management.”

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