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Pinstripe Marketing Certified as Women’s Business Enterprise by Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

Certification Satisfies Private Sector’s Growing Demand for Diversity

Pinstripe Marketing, Inc., a St. Petersburg‐based leader in professional services marketing, has been granted national Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) certification by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) through its regional affiliate, the Women’s Business Development Center. The announcement was made today by Ginger Reichl, the agency’s president.

Pinstripe Marketing’s official WBE status is a response to new expectations in the marketplace.

“Historically, WBE certification was only necessary to serve governments and other public agencies,” Reichl explains, “but in recent years, our clients and others in the private sector have made diversity, both in their own staff and among their vendors, suppliers and consultants, a significant priority.

Because WBENC’s certification process is credible and comprehensive, our prospective clients no longer have the burden of conducting their own due diligence. When they hire a WBE‐certified agency, like Pinstripe Marketing, they are showing their staff, board members, customers and the public that they are truly committed to diversity.”

“We are proud of this certification,” she continues. “The more visibility women can gain as business leaders, the better it is for all of us. By successfully going through the WBE certification process and becoming involved with WBENC, I hope I can accomplish some ambitious goals for Pinstripe Marketing, for our clients, and for all businesswomen.”

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Ginger Reichl Elected to American Marketing Association Tampa Bay Chapter Board of Directors

The American Marketing Association Tampa Bay Chapter (AMATBC) is proud to announce its new leadership. Goals for the new board include increasing service to area non‐profits, increasing membership and benefits as well as raising visibility for the chapter through its new branding campaign.

The new board members are:

Karin Arden, president. Arden is a partner with JFD Advertising & Public Relations in Tampa.

Velma Knowles, president‐elect. Knowles is managing director, marketing with AAA Auto Club

South in Tampa.

Terre Paz, chairman of the board. Paz is with Ryah Creative Group in Palm Harbor.

Pam Smith, vice president programming. Smith is product development manager with PSCU

Financial Services Inc. in St. Petersburg.

Don Gage, vice president of membership/volunteers. Gage is owner of GAGE in Palm Harbor.

Chris Vivian, vice president of communications. Vivian is president of ClearEcho

Communications, LLC, in St. Petersburg.

Jody Beste, treasurer and vice president of finance. Beste is a CPA with JBJ Enterprises in Port

Orange.

Ginger Reichl, vice president collegiate relations. Reichl is president of Pinstripe Marketing in St.

Petersburg.

Vince Bailey, vice president of research. Bailey is owner of Vincent Bailey Consumer Research in

Safety Harbor.

Agnes Bradford, creative brand director. Bradford is a graphics manager with United Way of

Tampa

Brooke Fletcher, vice president of records and administrative marketing assistant. Fletcher is an

assistant product marketing manager, membership with AAA Auto Club South in Tampa.

 

The AMATBC has evolved to bring its members outstanding benefits and activities designed to provide

ongoing education, inspiration and professional networking opportunities. The monthly events are open

to members and guests and feature speakers from well‐known companies and brands in Tampa Bay and

nationwide. Last year’s events featured AAA Auto Club South, JetBlue Airways and Chick‐fil‐A and the

chapter is looking forward to presentations from MasterCard, Entravision and Clear Channel Radio,

among others. For more information about events, call Jim Slusser at 727‐865‐7687.

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