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LAC announces its certification as a women’s business enterprise through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).


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Los Angeles, CA – March 1, 2010 – Library Associates Companies (LAC), today announced their national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise Council – West (WBEC - West), a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

"As a certified Women’s Business Enterprise, we join a community committed to promoting diversity and increasing the visibility of women-owned businesses with leading organizations,” states company founder and CEO Deborah Schwarz. “We are proud to be officially recognized as part of this movement and look forward to actively pursuing the opportunities provided by this leading certification.”

WBENC is the nation’s largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the US. WBENC’s national standard of certification 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.

By including women-owned businesses among their vendors, corporations and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier/vendor diversity programs.

About LAC
Library Associates Companies (LAC) is a premier provider of consulting, executive search, recruiting, staffing, and project management services within the information, knowledge, intelligence, library and research fields. Their clients range from government agencies and public institutions to Fortune 500 corporations, law firms, pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms, media organizations, academic institutions, and nonprofit organizations. In its 23 years of business, LAC has expanded into a full-service information company with a staff of over 200 employees and growing. Providing services nationwide, LAC has office locations in California, Colorado, Illinois, and Maryland. For more information visit

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.

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