Image360 Boca Raton Receives Women's Business & Minority Business Enterprise Certifications
Jan. 21, 2014 - BOCA RATON, Fla.
Image360 Boca Raton (http://www.image360.com/BocaRatonFL/), a local provider of sign and graphics products that help businesses grow revenue, build an image, and communicate, is excited to announce it has achieved National Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) certification from the Women’s Business Development Council (WBENC) of Florida and Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certification from the Southern Florida Minority Supplier Development Council (SFMSDC) and National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC).
MBE Certification affirms that Image360 Boca Raton is owned, operated and controlled by minority group members, which are defined as Asian, Black, Hispanic and/or Native American. The WBE certification asserts Image360 Boca Raton is woman-owned, operated and controlled. Image360 Boca Raton owner and President Mary Sol Gonzalez is female and Hispanic.
“While Image360 Boca Raton has enjoyed a great deal of success in the past, we can now compete for business and serve an entirely new universe of customers who value and require these Certifications of the vendors that they choose to do business with,” said Gonzalez. “Earning these credentials was an important part of our business growth strategy and I am proud of our accomplishments.”
In addition to the minority and women’s business certifications, Image360 Boca Raton has expanded its product line to include materials that meet the “Green and Environmentally Sustainable” standard required by many organizations. New products include 3M Envision Wrap, HP Recyclable Banners, PVC-free Wall Paper and Eco Boards.
“Image360 Boca Raton is dedicated to offering the most innovative products and services to our clients, while ensuring that we are socially and environmentally conscious,” added Gonzalez.
About Mary Sol Gonzalez
Mary Sol Gonzalez is President of Image360 Boca Raton, formerly known as Signs Now Boca Raton. She has held this role since 2010 when she first opened the graphics, signage and displays franchise in Margate, Florida. Two years later, she relocated to Boca Raton, where the need for a premiere provider of professional grade graphics solutions to businesses and organizations was growing. Gonzalez focuses the majority of her time on reaching out to the community, building relationships with her customers, and ensuring the Image360 staff has the most updated and technologically advanced equipment available on the market to work with.
Prior to opening Image360, Gonzalez spent years working with and leading a variety of non-profit and charitable organizations, including the International Women’s Group, which she presided over while living in the Philippines. Gonzalez and her family have traveled extensively and lived abroad as well as all over the United States, including years in Brazil, Mexico City, Connecticut, Geneva Basle, Seattle, and Philippines. Gonzalez attributes her ability to relate to and connect with her customers so easily to her years of traveling and living in so many diverse locations.
Gonzalez was born in Monagas, Venezuela and received her degree in Psychology from the Caracas Catholic University in Venezuela.
Over the last decade, the signage and graphics industry has undergone significant changes. It is because of these realities that Image360’s parent company, Sign & Graphics Operations, LLC (SGO), initiated extensive market research that resulted in a complete re-evaluation of every aspect of the sign business. As well-established leaders in the sign and graphics industry with several long-standing brands, SGO initiated the creation of Image360 to answer the call for an expansion of visual communication services—all under one roof. Drawing from more than 25 years of leadership and innovation in the industry, Image360 is now one of the premiere BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS (B2B) FRANCHISES, serving the multi-billion dollar market for graphic communication services. As part of Alliance Franchise Brands, Image360 is linked with a network with more than 600 franchise members in the U.S., Canada and England. Learn more at http://www.image360.com/BocaRatonFL/.