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Contact: Terri Dresen
Media Relations

September 19, 2019

HPZ Marketing Receives Coveted Women’s Business Enterprise Certification

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Minneapolis, MN—(September 19, 2019)—HPZ Marketing, a business specializing in fractional chief marketing services for small businesses, is proud to announce national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Development Center – Midwest, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

“The health of our nation is wholly dependent on the 28 million small businesses and I delight in helping my clients succeed. As a small business owner myself, I am fully committed to working alongside those who entrust me with their support to ensure they have the knowledge and tools to succeed.”

Jessica Kelley, founder HPZ Marketing

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WBENC’s national standard of certification implemented by the Women’s Business Development Center – Midwest 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 suppliers, corporations and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of its supplier diversity programs.

About HPZ Marketing

We help small businesses thrive and keep marketing accountable to sales. For companies that don’t have in-house marketing expertise, cannot afford to hire executive marketing leadership, and are tired of throwing money away without results, HPZ Marketing provides Fractional Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) services including strategic insight and executing tactics to ensure ROI and sales growth. Visit us at


Founded in 1997, WBENC is the nation’s leader in women’s business development and the leading third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women, with more than 13,000 certified Women’s Business Enterprises, 14 national Regional Partner Organizations, and over 300 Corporate Members. More than 1,000 corporations representing America’s most prestigious brands as well as many states, cities, and other entities accept WBENC Certification. For more information, visit

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