On February 23, 2018, Romanoff was awarded WBE Certificate acknowledging that the company met the criteria as established by the WBE Program at the New York City Department of Small Business Services (NYC SBS).

New York City WBE certification is a prestigious designation requiring a meticulous government verification process to identify businesses qualified to conduct business with the city administration wit at least 51% of the business owned, operated and controlled by a U.S. Citizen(s) or U.S. permanent resident(s) who are women.

The City of New York Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE) Program expands opportunities for minority and women entrepreneurs to access government contracts and private contractors seeking to purchase goods and services.

Certification Awarded on: February 23, 2018
Certificate Number: MWCERT2018-277

About New York City M/WBE Program

The New York City’s M/WBE program is governed by 4 core principles: Accessibility, Capacity Building, Sustainability, and Accountability. As an essential component in tackling income inequality across the city, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Administration sought to increase economic opportunity for Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs).

At the start of my administration began the mission-critical work of increasing opportunities to do business with the City for Minority and Woman-owned Business Enterprises. Getting more awards into the hands of qualified M/WBE firms creates a more prosperous and equitable city. Our M/WBEs are vibrant and talented businesses that make tremendous contributions to New York City's economy.— Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York City

Why Work with an MWBE-Certified Business?

The first reason has to do with the bottom line: they can gain substantial tax savings. Another reason is more philosophical. Companies may simply want to pursue diversity among their supplier and customer network. Depending on a business’s objectives, seeking out MWBEs to partner with can help reinforce their mission and values.