American Hotel Register Company has been officially certified as a women-owned business from the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. WBENC certification validates that a business is at least 51 percent owned, controlled, operated and managed by a woman or women. The WBENC world-class certification standard is accepted by more than 1,000 corporations representing America’s most prestigious brands, and American Hotel is now counted among them.
“Actually, we have been majority women-owned for the last few years,” Angela Korompilas, president and CEO of American Hotel Register Company, said in a statement. “We wanted to make it official by partnering with the WBENC knowing the importance of this certification to our customers and suppliers. As a company that has long supported and promoted women in business, it’s an absolute honor to be one of the largest women-owned companies in the country.”
In an effort to diversify their supplier base, hundreds of national corporations are doing more business with women-owned companies, and AHRC's new status may open it up to future opportunities in the hospitality space.
“As a company in which five of our current eleven senior leadership team members are women and 46 percent of the total workforce are women, our commitment to diversity is all about meeting the needs and ambitions of our associates, supplier partners, and customers,” Korompilas said in a statement. “With this new certification, as well as other exciting business initiatives, we are prepared to build on our progress well into the future.”
American Hotel Register Company has been in operation for more than 150 years, offering customers 70,000 products, 1,600 national brands, an expanding portfolio of eco-friendly products and items from its own Registry brand. This private, family-owned company delivers design and project capabilities and fast delivery from distribution centers located throughout the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. It also operates The Gallery, an upscale collection of items designed for luxury hotels. As the parent company to International Hotel Supply, American Hotel serves customers in more than 170 countries.