May 10, 2017

MBEfpThis year’s annual Women’s Business Enterprise National Conference (WBENC) and Business Fair will be held at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, NV in June, 2017. And joining in the celebration is Enterprise Publishing’s MBE magazine, with the annual WBEs Who Rock contest.

"Each year it seems the prestige of this award keeps growing!" says Barbara Oliver, president of Enterprise Publishing Inc. and publisher of MBE magazine. "Winners receive the benefit of recognition as outstanding leaders in their business and community to an audience of their peers."

Nominee submissions must be received by May 15, 2017, to be considered for the award. Any WBE business owner is eligible and may even self- nominate.

"[The] purpose of this contest is to honor WBEs who have excelled in their activities, both in their business as well as their community involvement," according to Ms. Oliver. An objective judging panel is used every year to insure a fair and balanced competition. Winners will be announced at the pre-welcome reception hosted by MBE magazine on June 20, 2017 from 5:00pm – 7:30pm PDT at the Mandalay Bay Resort in the Mandalay Bay Ballroom-Section L. Winners must be present to receive their award. The WBEs Who Rock! Reception is co-hosted by WBENC and will take place prior to the official WBENC Welcome Reception for conference attendees that same evening.

If you are interested in nominating an inspiring WBE leader who has contributed to her community and made great achievements in her business and/or industry, please submit your nomination via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or complete the form online at http://www.mbemag.com/images/Nominee_Form.pdf by May 15, 2017.

If you would like to encourage aspiring female entrepreneurs and show your support for successful WBEs by becoming a sponsor for the 2017 "WBEs Who Rock!", there are many ways to participate. To receive information about these opportunities, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..