PORT ST. LUCIE, Florida., May 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — insect bite thinga company specializing in chemical-free insect bite relief, is proud to announce national certification as a Women’s Business by WBEC Florida, a Regional Certification Partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
“As a third-generation female entrepreneur, it’s an honor to have Bug Bite Thing recognized as a woman-owned business. My mother, the president of the company, Ellen McAlisterand I am delighted to receive this certification and to contribute to from south florida thriving community of women-owned businesses,” says Bug Bite Thing Founder and CEO Kelley Higney.
“It was amazing to see the growth of Bug Bite Thing first hand after Shark Tank. I’m thrilled to stand alongside this mother/daughter team and be part of their journey. To have the company recognized as a business owned by women is another incredible milestone and I can’t wait to see what’s next!” says inventor/entrepreneur Lori Greiner.
The WBENC certification standard implemented by WBEC Florida is a meticulous process that includes a thorough company review and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm that the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by one or more women.
By including women-owned businesses among their suppliers, companies and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier diversity programs.
To learn more about Bug Bite Thing, please visit www.BugBiteThing.com.
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As seen on Shark Tank, Bug Bite Thing is a chemical-free solution that instantly relieves the tingling, itching, and swelling caused by insect bites and stings. The reusable tool uses suction only to remove saliva or insect venom from under the skin, making it safe for all ages. Bug Bite Thing is Amazon’s #1 selling product for insect bite relief with over 45,000 reviews. The company gained national recognition in October 2019 when Kelley and her mother, Ellen McAlister, appeared on ABC’s hit show, “Shark Tank.” All of the Sharks were biting with offers to invest in the business, but that was by Lori Greiner ‘Golden Ticket’ offer which secured the partnership. Bug Bite Thing has received 23 prestigious awards, including the 2021 BIG Innovation Award, 2021 Mom’s Choice Award, and 2021 National Parenting Product Award. Port St. Lucie, FloridaBug Bite Thing is active in community organizations, including St. Lucia County Chamber of Commerce, Treasure Coast Food Bank (member of Feeding America) and Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida. The company is also a member of the Cancer Free Economy Network. Bug Bite Thing is available at Amazon.com, BugBiteThing.com and over 25,000 outlets nationwide. Learn more about insect bite thingand follow Facebook, instagram, LinkedIn, ICT Tac and Twitter.
Founded in 1997, WBENC is the national leader in women’s business development and the leading third-party certifier of women-owned and operated businesses, with over 17,000 certified women’s business enterprises, 14 national regional partner organizations and over 350 member businesses. More than 1,000 companies representing America’s most prestigious brands as well as many states, cities and other entities accept WBENC certification. For more information, visit www.wbenc.org.
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