Get Involved

WBEC ORV is a small, but mighty team who values the support and engagement of our corporate and WBE members to help us move our mission forward. We encourage our corporate and WBE members to get involved. Committee participation is an excellent way to meet fellow members, gain visibility for your business, and support WBEC ORV. Each committee is focused on mission critical areas and serves in both an advisory and supportive capacity.

Corporate Engagement Committee

The Corporate Engagement Committee works with the Executive Director to actively identify and recruit companies for membership. This committee helps to garner feedback and input to increase corporate member value, assist with identifying potential corporate members within the region, and helps to identify corporate members in the major cities within the region to host corporate receptions.

Certification Committee

The Certification Review Committee assists in maintaining the integrity of the certification process and to help meet the goals of WBEC ORV, as well as its partners. Members of this volunteer committee are required to participate in WBENC led training programs. This committee is also responsible for recruiting members to serve as site visitors, who may or may not serve on the Certification Review Committee.

Programming & Events Committee

Programming & Events Committee supports the planning of program content relevant to our certified WBE and corporate members and meets programming requirements of WBENC. The committee evaluates existing program offerings, oversees new program development, and facilitates discussions regarding programming priorities that help build our membership throughout the Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia region.

Marketing & Communications Committee

Marketing & Communication Committee leads WBEC ORV’s marketing and communications strategy and oversees a consistent and active communication strategy for the purposes of recruitment, messaging, and branding. This committee contributes expertise to assist in establishing organizational marketing, branding and communication plans and initiatives; to support strategies and development for marketing communications channels and web presence; and to evaluate effectiveness of marketing initiatives.

WBE Forum Luncheon Committee

Luncheon Committee Chairs help to coordinate the WBE Forum Quarterly Luncheons in our region’s eight major cities, by helping to identify hosts and speakers that bring value and relevant content to our region’s certified WBEs. Luncheon Chairs are recruiting from across our footprint, with the quarterly luncheons held in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Louisville, Lexington, Toledo and West Virginia.

Catch the Wave Regional Conference Volunteers

Conference onsite volunteers support WBEC ORV with our Annual Catch the Wave Regional Conference by assisting with registration, hospitality, workshop session hosts, and meal event assistance. Volunteers are recruiting three months prior to the conference convening. Four months prior to Catch the Wave, raffle volunteers solicit donations for the Trailblazer’s Honorees Charity of Choice and the Sheila A. Mixon Women’s Entrepreneurial Start Up Fund, and staff the raffle onsite during the conference.