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NAWBO Columbus Leads Effort to Create First WBE Program for Ohio

On Thursday, December 13, 2018, the persistent efforts of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), Columbus for the creation of a Women’s Enterprise Certification (WBE) paid off. House Bill 494 was passed by the Ohio Legislature and signed into law by Governor Kasich on December 19, 2018. The bill contains language that will …

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Merry Korn Testifies Supporting HB 492 Ohio Business Women's Certification

Merry Korn provided testimony today in support of Ohio House Bill 492, which would create the Ohio Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) Certification program, before the Ohio House State and Local Government Committee chaired by Representative Marlene Anielski (R- Walton Hills). Korn testified that her firm, Pearl Interactive Network, regularly encounters challenges to accessing state government …

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Merry Korn, CEO Receives The Progressive Entrepreneur Award

The Smart Women Awards recognize the achievements of leading businesswomen, inspiring male advocates and effective women’s programs. Merry Korn, CEO of Pearl Interactive Network, Inc. is honored to have received the Progressive Entrepreneur Award. The Progressive Entrepreneur Award recognizes female entrepreneurs who have either founded or co-founded a for-profit business that has achieved substantial growth …

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Pearl Received the Quality Service Provider Award!

Pearl Interactive Network, Inc. announced originally in December of 2017 that it was recognized by General Dynamics Information Technology as a high-performing small subcontractor for their technical effort and performance during the past year. The General Dynamics Information Technology Quality Service Provider (QSP) Program uses an established quality rating system and an annual evaluation process …

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Revising Social Impact Spurred A Decade of Growth

The following is a reprint of an article posted by: Allen Proctor. Feb 5, 2018 Revising Social Impact Spurred A Decade of Growth Posted by Allen Proctor in Critical Success Factors Pearl Interactive Network operates, staffs, or manages call centers for Federal agencies and prime contractors. It gives hiring priority to skilled and talented disabled …

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SBA Contract Certification Helps Small Business Expand from Three Employees to 500+

When Merry Korn started her small business, Pearl Interactive Network, Inc., she initially struggled to find a niche for her small business. Even more daunting was the federal contracting certification process that she wanted to pursue. Merry reached out to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Columbus District Office to meet with Business Opportunity Specialist Jill …

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General Dynamics Information Technology Recognizes Pearl Interactive Network as High-Performing Small Subcontractor

Pearl Interactive Network, Inc. announced today that it was recognized by General Dynamics Information Technology as a high-performing small subcontractor for their technical effort and performance during the past year. The General Dynamics Information Technology Quality Service Provider (QSP) Program uses an established quality rating system and an annual evaluation process to identify the highest-quality …

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Second Chance Inc – Social Enterprises Flourishing in Columbus

The following is a reprint from 614 Magazine, a Columbus, Ohio publication that features local stories about the central Ohio community. Written by Chris Gaitten Hot Chicken Takeover is at the forefront of the Columbus food scene, but that’s just part of the story. It’s also on the leading edge of a burgeoning business model, …

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Pearl Interactive Network helps Clark County families

This story is a repost from The Winchester Sun: Photo submitted | Posted: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 2:38 pm Employees of Pearl Interactive Network of Winchester donated more than 5,500 cans of food and other items to the Clark County Community Services to help Clark County families with their Thanksgiving meals. The food donated totaled …

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