Van Eperen, an integrated communications agency specializing in public relations, marketing, social media and digital strategy and advertising, has been certified by the State of Delaware as woman-owned small business.
The certification letter from the State of Delaware Office of Supplier Diversity officially designates Van Eperen as a Women Business Enterprise (WBE) and as a Small Business Focus (SBF).
The Delaware certification is the latest such certification the Maryland PR firm has received.
Van Eperen holds similar certifications issued by the City of Baltimore as well as the State of Maryland’s Minority Business Enterprise / Disadvantaged Business Enterprise /Airport Concession Business Enterprise / Small Business Enterprise (MBE/DBE/ACDBE/SBE) Programs.
As a full-service communications firm located in Maryland, with offices in Rockville and Baltimore, Van Eperen is a 100 percent woman-owned and –operated small business, eligible to help meet set-aside goals.
“The Van Eperen team fully understand the nuances necessary to work with government and non-government audiences, and we take pride in developing communication programs, as well as public education and outreach programs,” said Laura Van Eperen, CEO.
“We are pleased that we can now add Delaware to the list of certifications, positioning our agency as a resource for engineering and consulting firms looking for partners to handle communications,” she said.
In 2018 Van Eperen was renewed by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), enabling the firm to continue to offer high-quality marketing and public affairs counsel to agencies of the federal government.
Van Eperen’s GSA contract number is GS-07F-0312T for SINS 541-2 Public Relations Services, 541-4D Conference, Events and Tradeshow Planning Services (Small Business Set-Aside), and 541-1000 Other Direct Costs. The firm’s services include internal and external planning and outreach; conferences, meetings and tradeshows; market research; multi-media communications; and collateral development. The renewed GSA contract period is March 28, 2017 to March 27, 2022.
Van Eperen has also successfully completed the registration process for the U.S. federal government’s System for Award Management (SAM), a database of businesses or organizations that wish to do business with the federal government under a Federal Acquisition Regulation based contract.
About Van Eperen
Founded in 2004, Van Eperen is an award-winning integrated communications agency serving regional, national, and international clients in the public and private sectors and membership associations in higher education, economic development/real estate, health/science, and transportation sectors. Led and staffed by former journalists, the agency blends PR, digital, social and creative strategies to drive meaningful results. For more information follow @VanEperenAgency on Twitter and visit www.vaneperen.com.
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