September 11, 2012 // Franchising.com // EAGAN, MN – Vanguard Cleaning Systems of Minnesota, a franchisor that provides opportunities for entrepreneurs to provide office cleaning services to hundreds of local businesses, received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Development Council–Chicago (WBDC-Chicago), a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Vanguard Cleaning Systems of Minnesota is owned and operated by Cindy Banchy.
By including women-owned businesses among their vendors, corporations and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity, and the continued development of their supplier/vendor diversity programs.
“Cindy has built an impressive business and team in Minnesota,” said Mark Heisten, VP of Business Development and Marketing, Vanguard Cleaning Systems, Inc. “Her leadership, commitment to quality and her discipline of service set her apart in this industry. The certification by the WBENC is an impressive designation for her organization.”
WBENC’s national standard of certification implemented by the WBDC-Chicago office is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.
The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council is the nation’s largest third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States. WBENC is a resource for the more than 700 U.S. companies and government agencies that rely on WBENC’s certification as an integral part of their supplier diversity programs. Learn more at www.WBENC.org.
Opened in 2005, Vanguard Cleaning Systems of Minnesota is a regional franchisor that is dedicated to developing and supporting franchisees who provide customers with superior janitorial services. Owned and operated by Cindy Banchy, the office supports more than 65 independent franchisees serving nearly 400 corporate customers throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Learn more at www.vanguardcleaning.com/minnesota.
Founded in 1984, Vanguard Cleaning Systems is a franchisor with 65 regional offices and 2,500 franchisees across 38 states and provinces in the U.S. and Canada. Franchisees provide commercial cleaning services for more than 10,000 corporate customers. Vanguard has been consistently ranked among the top franchises in North America, achieving a rank of #7 in the 2011 Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 and #15 in the 2012 D&B AllBusiness AllStar Franchises. Additionally, Vanguard was selected as one of USA Today’s 50 Top Franchises for Minorities, PODER Magazine's Top 25 Franchises for Hispanics and Black Enterprise Magazine's Top 40 for African-Americans. Learn more at www.vanguardcleaning.com.