Havens & Company, Inc. Certified as a Women Business Enterprise (“WBE”)

Certification Identifies Organization as Meeting Strategic Supplier Diversity Criteria

January 24, 2011 Havens & Company, Inc., an employee benefits brokerage and consulting firm focusing on non- medical employee benefit programs, such as life, accident, disability, vision, dental and executive benefits, today announced that it has been certified as a women owned business with the National Women Business Owners Corporation (“NWBOC”) and the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (“WBENC”). As a certified WBE, Havens & Company is formally positioned to align with corporate clients and insurers in fulfilling their strategic supplier diversity base goals.

“Many companies have deemed it a priority to develop business relationships with minority/women owned businesses and have demonstrated a commitment to a diverse supplier base,” noted Diane Green, Havens & Company vice president of operations. “It can be challenging, however, for companies to easily identify those suppliers. The WBE certification enables businesses to quickly – and confidently – identify those businesses that meet their strategic supplier diversity criteria.” Added Havens & Company vice president of underwriting and technical services, Lynne Noel, “As the demand to meet strategic diversity supplier goals continues to grow, the WBE certification will enable Havens & Company to fill a growing void in the market.”

The NWBOC, established in 1995, is a national organization providing WBE certification for the purpose of increasing competition for corporate and government contracts for women business owners. Visit NWBOC at www.nwboc.org.

The WBENC, founded in 1997, is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States and is also the nation's leading advocate of women-owned businesses as suppliers to America's corporations. Visit WBENC at www.wbenc.org.

About Havens & Company, Inc.

Havens & Company, Inc. ranks among the nation’s top employee benefits insurance brokers/consultants for Fortune 1000 employers. Established in 2007, the company is recognized for its innovation with regard to life, accident, disability, vision, dental and executive benefit product solutions as well as its exceptional customer service standards. With offices in Ohio, Massachusetts, Florida and New Hampshire, the team has non-medical underwriting, legal and product expertise.


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