LCI Paper is now a Certified Woman-Owned Small Business

Post Date : April 10, 2023

[Hudson, MA, April 2023] LCI Paper Company, a leading online supplier of fine paper, printing, and laser cutting, is now a Massachusetts Certified Woman Business Enterprise (WBE). LCI Paper is owned by Ms. Karen Armstrong who purchased the company in May of 2021. Though LCI Paper has been a woman-owned business for two years, the official certification will bring new opportunities to LCI Paper and its Massachusetts-based agencies.

 

LCI Paper is a certified Massachusetts woman owned small business | Massachusetts WBE logo

About LCI Paper’s Woman-Owned Business Certification

A Massachusetts WBE Certification is given through the Massachusetts Supplier Diversity Office (SDO), which works to increase opportunities for minority and female-owned businesses throughout the Commonwealth. The SDO currently certifies minority (MBE), Portuguese (PBE), veteran (VBE), and women (WBE) owned enterprises. Amongst a lengthy list of criteria, certified WBEs must be 51% woman (or women)-owned and controlled.

LCI Paper is 100% woman-owned and controlled.

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How LCI Paper’s SDO Certification May Benefit Massachusetts Agencies

LCI Paper serves a wide variety of professional industries including printing, stationery, graphic design, branding, restaurant, hospitality, and more. While WBE certification will not change LCI’s products, services, or daily operations, Massachusetts-based agencies requiring an SDO certified paper and printing supplier now have a new option.

To expand this opportunity across all states, owner Karen Armstrong plans to apply for Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) certification as well. Armstrong is “…proud and excited to be officially certified in the state as a woman-owned business”, and also had the following to say about the recent certification:

I bought LCI in the spring of 2021, so it’s been woman-owned for two years. This is naturally something I am very proud of, certification aside. In a short time, we’ve seen so much growth, fostered great new relationships, expanded our products and services, and we will keep going. For many of our customers, learning that we’re certified woman-owned may just be a nice-to-know. For others, like local agencies requiring SDO certified vendors, this is a great-to-know. State certification will open doors, introducing us to a broader range of industries and like-minded businesses owners throughout the state. These new opportunities are one of the most exciting parts of being a certified WBE, and I look forward to seeing them unfold.

About LCI Paper Company

An e-commerce specialty paper company based in Hudson, Massachusetts, LCI offers a vast and unique selection of luxury papers from around the globe, digital printing services, and laser cutting and engraving services. Combined with an unparalleled personal level of customer service, they are a preferred supplier for paper professionals and enthusiasts throughout the country.

For inquiries or for more information on LCI Paper’s Massachusetts WBE certification, please contact LCI Paper by phone or email.

 

 

 

 

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