IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 21, 2014) - Lisa Michele Chretien, President of EventMover, Inc., received the nation's premier award for excellence among women's business enterprises (WBEs) bestowed by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) at its 2014 Salute to Women's Business Enterprises. The gala took place March 20, 2014 as the concluding event to WBENC's annual Summit & Salute and was attended by an estimated 1,500 corporate and government executives, WBEs and members of WBENC's Regional Partner Organizations (RPOs) at the New Orleans Marriott, New Orleans, LA.
"Lisa Michele is an outstanding leader who has been instrumental in driving innovation and sustainable economic growth," said Pamela Prince-Eason, President and CEO of WBENC, the nation's leader in women's business development.
Founded in 2001 by Lisa Michele, EventMover, Inc. is a transportation services company providing complete, tailored transportation solutions for trade shows, exhibits, auto shows, promotional tours and special events to clients in a wide range of industries.
"As a woman business owner, this is a significant honor for both myself and my company. I am proud to receive this recognition by WBENC and look forward to serving as an advocate to other women in business," said Lisa Michele.
The award recognizes Lisa Michele for her business acumen, her inspiration to other women, and her active role at the helm of EventMover, Inc. She was selected for this national honor by WBEC-West, one of WBENC's 14 Regional Partner Organizations that process WBENC's world-class certification of WBEs, in addition to providing skills-building educational programs and business development opportunities in their regions.
"The WBEC-West board and staff are honored that Lisa Michele is a certified WBE and even prouder to have nominated her for such a prestigious award," said Dr. Pamela Williamson, CEO of WBEC-West. "Lisa Michele has been a role model to other women business owners, as well as a major contributor to WBEC-West by being an active member of the Southern California forum team, including being the 2014 Forum Vice Chair."
Under the banner of the organization's theme "Join Forces. Succeed Together.", WBENC's Summit & Salute is designed to drive business development and collaborative success among WBENC's Corporate and Government Members and WBEs. Sponsored by Accenture and Ernst & Young, the three-day event provides vital access to thought leaders, business intelligence and senior-level networking opportunities creating the foundation for sustainable growth.
Founded in 1997, WBENC is the leading third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women, with more than 12,000 WBENC-Certified WBEs. WBENC certification is accepted by more than 1,000 corporations representing America's most prestigious brands, in addition to many states, cities and other entities. Throughout the year, WBENC and its 14 Regional Partner Organizations provide opportunities for interactions between more than 650 member corporations, government agencies and thousands of certified WBEs at business building events and other forums. WBENC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that seeks and accepts donations from corporations, foundations and individuals that support its mission and programs. For more information, please go to www.wbenc.org.
About EventMover, Inc.
Founded in 2001, EventMover, Inc. is a transportation services company providing complete, tailored transportation solutions both domestically and internationally. Headquartered in Irvine, CA, EventMover is privately owned and managed by President and founder Lisa Michele Chretien, and her husband, Vice President Jim Chretien.
EventMover has a strong history rooted in the automotive industry, having moved production, test and highly confidential concept vehicles for auto shows, dealer meetings, photo shoots, press events, performance tests and more. In addition to their work in automotive, EventMover has a long history of providing transportation, consulting and project management services for trade shows, exhibits, promotional tours and special events to clients in a wide range of industries.
Unique in its ability to provide ancillary services such as consulting, project management, accounting, crating, and warehousing in addition to transportation, EventMover is a one-stop service provider with a well-established and excellent reputation for on-time and on-budget service.