Friday, January 18, 2019

YPL YPL Founder and ILA President Tracy Raimer Buffalo Grove, Ill — Your Private Limo (YPL) has recently been recognized as a majority woman-owned business by Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Tracy Raimer, founder and president, has owned YPL for 20 years. She is also the president of the Illinois Limousine Association.

Recognition by WBENC is highly sought-after. A WBENC-certified Women’s Business Enterprise is a U.S. business that is managed and operated by a woman with industry experience and is at least 51 percent owned by a woman. According to WBENC.com, WBENC Certification gives women owned businesses the ability to compete for real-time business opportunities provided by WBENC Corporate Members and government agencies.

For Raimer, achieving WBENC certification was an important strategic move as well as recognition of her years in the industry. She started her own limo company in 1996 as sole driver for one vehicle while working two other jobs. Before long, the company grew tremendously, and now offers a full complement of vehicles, from sedans to luxury motor coaches and specialty vehicles. YPL also prioritizes cutting-edge technology to give clients a seamless and safe travel experience. Raimer is excited to realize the possibilities that the WBENC certification will provide YPL as well as its clients.

“In today’s marketplace, transporting from point A to point B is not going to suffice,” she said. “I believe we truly need to partner with our clients on several different levels of service.  Offering WBENC certification becomes an asset for our clients, who can then provide this opportunity to subcontractors and affiliates seeking minority companies for their second tier spend.”

Visit yourprivatelimo.com for more information.

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