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Van Eperen Renews Maryland Department of Transportation MBE/DBE Certification

February 26, 2019

Marketing and Public Relations Agency Continues Strategic Communications Services

BETHESDA, Md. Van Eperen, an integrated communications agency specializing in public relations, marketing, social media and digital strategy and advertising, has been renewed by the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) as a certified minority business enterprise (MBE) / disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE), which will enable the firm to continue to offer high-quality marketing and public relations counsel for transportation projects throughout the state of Maryland.

As a full-service communications firm located in Maryland, with offices in North Bethesda and Baltimore, Van Eperen is a 100 percent woman-owned and operated small business, eligible as an MBE/DBE to help meet set-aside goals.

“Van Eperen understands the needs of transportation projects and takes pride in developing internal communication programs, as well as public education and outreach programs, with compelling content to ensure measurable results,” said Laura Van Eperen, CEO. “As a certified MBE/DBE we have a proven track record of working successfully with organizations such as the Maryland Transportation Authority and Montgomery County Department of Transportation to meet their goals.”

Founded in 2004, the Maryland PR and Marketing firm has a robust team of professionals who develop and deliver effective internal and external communications plans and programs, conferences/meetings, and materials. The team background includes public affairs and information offices, associations and nonprofits, newsrooms and the corporate world, and they fully understand the nuances necessary to work with government and non-government audiences.

Van Eperen’s NAICS code is 541430 for Graphic Design Services, 541613 Marketing Consulting Services, 541810 Advertising Agencies, 541820 Public Relations Agencies, 541830 Media Buying Agencies, 541840 Media Representatives, and 561920 Convention and Trade Show Organizers. The firm’s services include internal and external planning and outreach; conferences, meetings and tradeshows; market research; multi-media communications; and collateral development.

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About Van Eperen

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, and health/science, and transportation sectors. Founded in 2004, the Maryland PR firm is a certified minority business enterprise (MBE) / disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE). 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

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