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Aerobodies Fitness Company dba AFC Management Services Certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise

 

Alexandria, VA - On July 19, 2017 Aerobodies Fitness Company, Inc. dba AFC Management Services, received notification that it received national certification by The Women's Business Enterprise Council (WBENC). The WBENC certification, for women-owned businesses, certifies that a company is at least 51% woman/women owned. AFC Management provides full program management support, professional development and health facilities management services for federal, state and local government as well as the private sector. Primary NAICS Codes 541611, 541690, 611430, 611710, 611620, 621999, 713940.

 

Working with WBENC certified companies can help corporations fulfill contract obligations. Companies and government agencies that include women-owned businesses as their vendors show their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier diversity programs.

 

"We are extremely excited to be officially certified as a Woman-Owned Business Enterprise. We believe this mark of distinction sets us apart as a thriving business enterprise and will provide greater opportunity to expand our services into new global markets.” - Fran Dean-Bishop, President/CEO.


AFC Management Services Invited to USAID/OSDBU Event in Johannesburg, South Africa 

 

Alexandria, VA - On September 1, 2016 AFC Management Services received notice that it was selected to attend the The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) Africa Missions Small Business Conference which would be held on November 1- 2, 2016 at the Birchwood Hotel & O.R. Tambo Conference Centre in Boksburg, South Africa.

 

The purpose of this conference is to offer U.S. small businesses the opportunity to learn about USAID, the procurement process, and the USAID programming priorities and procurement needs for the Africa Missions. USAID will send representatives from approximately 20 Missions in Sub-Saharan Africa to the conference. The conference will include panel discussions about how to work with USAID missions, discussion about the business forecast, and subcontracting opportunities with 13 of the USAID large business prime contractors. There will also be exhibit booths of USAID Africa Missions, large business prime contractors, and other federal agencies such as the U.S. Department of State, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

 

"This conference provided an excellent opportunity for the AFC Management Services Team to meet new potential customers and teaming partners. We were provided a great deal of key information and resources about doing business overseas and collaborating with local businesses and NGO's throughout the African continent. Most importantly we established new relationships that may never have been possible as a small business looking to expand and do business abroad. We are very confident that attending this conference will open up new opportunities for business for our organization." - Fran Dean Bishop, President & CEO


Aerobodies Fitness Company Certified as an 8(a) firm by U.S. Small Business Administration

 

Alexandria, VA - On October 7, 2015 Aerobodies Fitness Company, dba: AFC Management Services received notification that it has been certified as a Participant in the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) 8(a) Business Development Program. Approval into this program is only granted after a rigorous review process that ensures applicants meet the standards of the program. AFC Management provides full program management support, professional development and health facilities management services for federal, state and local government as well as the private sector. Primary NAICS Codes 541611, 541690, 611430, 611710, 611620, 621999, 713940.

 

The SBA 8(a) Business Development program was designed to help small disadvantaged businesses compete for federal contracts. Many Federal Government projects are specifically reserved for 8(a) companies.  "AFC Management Services is pleased to receive this notable certification and the expanded opportunity and responsibility we now have to deliver outstanding customer service for the federal market.” said Fran Bishop, President/CEO. This certification recognizes the government's confidence in AFC's commitment to strong economic growth and excellent customer service as a small business.

 

"AFC Management Services is pleased to receive this notable certification and the expanded opportunity and responsibility we now have to deliver outstanding customer service for the federal market.” - Fran Bishop, President/CEO.