Thursday, September 16, 2010

CMH Alum recognized

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LOCAL BUSINESS LEADER RECEIVES AWARD
Marie O’Brien Selected as WBDC’s 2010 Entrepreneur for Wisconsin

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WAUKESHA, WI - Marie (Smith) O’Brien (CMH ’80 and present member of the Board), President and CEO of Enterforce, Inc. will receive the 2010 Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year – WBE Success Award from the Women’s Business Development Center, during their 24th Annual Entrepreneurial Woman’s Conference on September 22nd at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.

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The WBE Success Award is given to a Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) for achieving significant business growth, as well as for noteworthy success in leveraging the WBE status to secure new business. The Award also recognizes Marie’s outstanding contributions to the community, especially her dedication to seeing other women business owners achieve similar success. Marie is the first WBE from Wisconsin to be honored.
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Recognized as #4 in the Top 50 Fastest Growing Women-Led Companies in North America by Entrepreneur Magazine in 2008, Enterforce, Inc., is a Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) certified workforce consulting, talent acquisition, and management company based in Milwaukee, WI. With over 30 years of experience and expertise in the staffing and contingent workforce management industry, Marie’s keen grasp of prevailing business trends, is the foundation of the “Enterforce Advantage” Business Model targeted at Fortune 1000 companies. Marie developed this innovative model, that delivers significant cost savings that result from facilitating a competitive marketplace amongst its client’s staffing firms, contractors, and suppliers, coupled with infrastructure tools that streamline its clients’ contingent workforce systems, to revolutionize the Managed Services Provider (MSP) industry.
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Featured earlier this year on CNN’s The Economic Report hosted by Greg Gumbel, Marie is a recipient of numerous awards and accolades for her business acumen. Enterforce received top supplier honors from both We Energies (2008, 2009, 2010) and Harley-Davidson Motor Company (2006, 2007, 2008) for supplier and workforce diversity, customer satisfaction, cost reduction, safety and innovation. She also lends her expertise to numerous organizations, including serving as an Advisor on the President’s Council for IMPACT Milwaukee; as a Member of the Board of Trustees at Mount Mary College; and as a Board Member of the Sharon Lynn Wilson Center, the Women’s Club of Wisconsin and Catholic Memorial High School.

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ABOUT ENTERFORCE

Enterforce, Inc., is a woman-owned, WBENC certified, workforce management consulting and solutions provider that plans, implements and manages best-in-class procurement processes for contingent workers, consultants, intern/co-ops, independent contractors, and direct hires. Enterforce currently services a number of Fortune 1000 clients enterprise-wide including their operations throughout the US.

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