For immediate release: Interlinx Associates recognized as women-owned business

INterlinx-header-May-2015For 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

www.interlinxassociates.com

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.

 

About WBENC

www.wbenc.org

wbenclogoThe 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.

 

About WBDC

www.wbdc.org/mn

women logoThe 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.

 

###

 

Contact:

Gina Szafraniec

Marketing Manager

gszafraniec@interlinxassociates.com

952-641-3689

Interlinx Associates is Now a Salesforce.com Silver Level Consulting Partner

In late November, Interlinx Associates was named a Silver Level Consulting Partner with Salesforce.  We are all pleased and proud about this development, partly because the advanced level allows for some added perks from Salesforce.com. But more than anything, it demonstrates our commitment to providing successful CRM strategies on the Salesforce platform for our customers.  The number…

Try this Free App to Increase User Adoption on Salesforce

Are you using the customized Salesforce solution that was built for your business? Are you in the minority and want to change that? If so, ask your administrator to install the free app called Salesforce Adoption Dashboards. This app includes 42 reports, 6 custom fields, 3 Dashboards, 1 Dashboard Folder and 1 Report Folder –…

Improve your Salesforce experience with Lightning

A recurring topic at the Salesforce World Tour in Minneapolis on December 3rd was how wonderful Lightning is. Presenter after presenter during the daylong event mentioned it. Lightning is a new, modern interface for Salesforce that employs drag and drop technology for app building. As a Salesforce Silver Level partner, we have known about Lightning…

Newest Features for Nonprofit Starter Pack

On November 5th, Interlinx attended the online webinar “Nonprofit Starter Pack: Overview and Newest Features” with hundreds of other NPSP users, developers, partners and implementers to see the latest updates for NPSP.  The biggest and most noticeable update was the Lightning Experience. To see your NPSP in Lightning you have to first enable Lightning. After…

Interlinx Dreams Big with Thunder, Skuid, SalesforceIQ and Wealth Engine

Dreamforce. What is it? Dream and force are in the dictionary but not Dreamforce.  You can either merge the two Merriam Webster definitions to get an idea or go to the Salesforce.com website for a full description. dream noun | \ˈdrēm\ : something that you have wanted very much to do, be, or have for…

Four ways our customers benefit when we serve the nonprofit sector

Although we mostly serve B2B’s, the owners have dedicated a portion of their business to serve the nonprofit sector at a reduced rate. For me, serving the nonprofit sector is like taking a trip to another country. I have traveled to Italy, France, Mexico, England, and Colombia and after each visit I returned home with…

Salesforce Keeps Improving!

Nobody’s perfect and I know a lot of people that are constantly trying to improve themselves. I’m pretty happy with myself as I am, but I still read for knowledge, exercise for health, add notes to myself to get things done, and generally try to be a better me all the time. And Salesforce is…

What we learned at Farmfest

In an effort to better serve our agribusiness clients, Interlinx Associates took a family outing, I mean company outing, to Farmfest 2015 on Gilfillan Estate to talk face to face to businesses like us serving food and agriculture companies. Our business helps other businesses be more efficient with their important customer data by implementing a…

Interlinx Associates Launches New Process: The Interlinx Spark

For Immediate Release PDF Version INTERLINX ASSOCIATES LAUNCHES NEW PROCESS: THE INTERLINX SPARK Process to make CRM implementations more accessible to small businesses and nonprofit organizations Bloomington, Minn., Aug. 25, 2015 — Interlinx Associates announces the launch of The Interlinx Spark, their latest proprietary process for CRM implementations geared towards small businesses and the nonprofit…