epiphany glass studios awarded WBENC Certification

epiphany glass studios, one of the Midwest's largest glassblowing studios, today announced it is has been awarded certification from the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). The announcement was made by owner April Wagner.
 
 
GM Supplier of the Year; custom awards are a specialty of epiphany glass
GM Supplier of the Year; custom awards are a specialty of epiphany glass
 
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PONTIAC, Mich. - Oct. 19, 2016 - PRLog -- WBENC's national standard of certification is a rigorous process that includes an in-depth review of the business and its legal and financial documents, as well as an in-depth site inspection. The certification process confirms that the business is at least 51 percent owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.   epiphany glass studios received national certification as a Women's Business Enterprise by the Great Lakes Women's Business Council, a regional certifying partner of the WBENC.

epiphany glass studios, which opened in 1997, is owned and operated by glassblowing artist April Wagner.  The Pontiac studio has grown to include three lines of elegant, handcrafted glass pieces: the StudioE line of gift items and custom corporate awards; the epiphany glass sculptures; and the April Wagner line of custom installations for corporate and residential designs. Her work is found in many public and private collections, including those of GM, Pfizer, Strategic Staffing Solutions, Vladimir Putin, Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson.

"We are proud to receive this prestigious certification as a Women's Business Enterprise," said Wagner.  "My team works hard to uphold not only high standards of quality in our work, but also the high standards of business under which we operate. This underscores our own commitment to quality and fiscal responsibility."

According to WBENC, "We foster diversity in the world of commerce. Diversity promotes innovation, opens new channels of revenue and creates partnerships which provide opportunities that fuel the economy."

WBENC's world-class certification is accepted by more than 1,000 corporations representing America's most prestigious brands, in addition to many states, cities and other entities. WBENC is also an approved Third Party Certifier for the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contracting Program.

WBENC is the nation's largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States. WBENC is a resource for nearly 700 U.S. companies and government agencies that rely on WBENC's certification as an integral part of their supplier diversity programs. For more information, please go to www.wbenc.org.

epiphany glass studios,www.epiphanyglass.com, is a state-of-the-art, 4,000 sq. ft. glassblowing studio and gallery located in Pontiac, Michigan.  Since 1997, epiphany's distinctive look has been created by artist and owner April Wagner.  Wagner adds a contemporary twist to the traditional fazzoletto technique, which originated in the Venini factory of Murano, Italy, during the 1930s and was later popularized by Seattle glass artists. Her work is found in many public and private collections, including those of GM, Pfizer, Strategic Staffing Solutions, Vladimir Putin, Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson. epiphany glass studios also excels at the creation of custom, corporate awards.

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