For Immediate Release:
INTERLINX ASSOCIATES RECOGNIZED AS WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESS
Recognition allows Interlinx customers to demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity
Bloomington, Minn., Dec. 21, 2015 — Interlinx Associates, LLC, a business specializing in high tech customer relationship management strategies, received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Development Center-Minnesota, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) . Interlinx Associates is a Silver Level Salesforce.com Consulting Partner. For the past five years, Salesforce.com has been the lead CRM solutions application for Interlinx clients with needs ranging from basic sales automation to complex systems integrations and workflows.
“Not only is Interlinx Associates a women-owned business but it is a Silver Level Salesforce.com high tech solutions integration partner, which is rare,” said principal owner Elaine Koyama. “We also have women with technology backgrounds and education working at Interlinx. Like, most business leaders I am motivated by the bottom line. However, I consider this certification an honor.”
WBENC’s national standard of certification implemented by the regional Women’s Business Development Center is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.
Corporations and government agencies rely on the WBENC’s national standard of certification to demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity among their vendors, as well as a commitment to developing diverse supplier/vendor programs. Interlinx Associates is also a certified Minority Business Enterprise, certified by both the North Central and National Minority Supplier Development Council.
About Interlinx Associates
Interlinx Associates, LLC dedicates its resources to bringing high tech to the high touch arena of sales and marketing. Having significant experience in Farm to Food positions, Interlinx is recognized as a regional agribusiness Salesforce.com implementer & integrator. Interlinx also helps nonprofits get the most out of the Salesforce.org (formerly Salesforce.com Foundation) donation program. Interlinx Associates, LLC expertise includes software selection, integration, customization, implementation and training. Now more than at any time in recent history, businesses need to fully utilize the available technology to capture and hold customers through excellent service and consistently meeting expectations. Businesses and organizations can do that best by capturing intelligence on their customers and prospects and using that intelligence to design products and services that meet their needs.
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.
The Women’s Business Development Center – Minnesota (WBDC-MN) is the satellite office of the Chicago-based Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC). The WBDC-MN was launched in 2003 to serve Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs) in Minnesota and neighboring states. The WBDC-MN provides WBE Certification to majority-owned women’s businesses in Minnesota, Western Wisconsin, South Dakota and North Dakota. The WBE Certification is national in scope and issued by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). It is accepted by over a thousand major corporations and public agencies in the country. In addition, the WBDC-MN offers training, mentoring, networking and business development opportunities to WBEs.