Certifications and Memberships
MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE
Solaris Technologies is certified as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE).MBE certification is an intensive, qualifying process that assures corporate member purchasing agents and buyers that a business is a viable minority-owned, managed and controlled enterprise. Corporate membership is voluntary and demonstrates the initiative of the private sector concerning minority business opportunities.Certification as an MBE is also voluntary and demonstrates the initiative of minority owned firms concerning growth and development of their businesses.
WOMEN’S BUSINESS ENTERPRISE
Solaris Technologies is a certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council is the nation’s largest third-party certifier of U.S. businesses owned and operated by women.More than 700 US companies and government agencies rely on WBENC’s certification as an integral part of their supplier diversity programs.
To find out more about WBENC, visit www.wbnec.org.
IRVING CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Solaris is a proud member of the Irving Chamber of Commerce. Of the 7,000 accredited chambers in the country, 70 are 5-star chambers, with Irving being the first in Texas. Less than 1% are performing at Irving’s level. Our pro-business approach begins with an investment in job creation, where we have helped to create over 3,000 jobs, while focusing on job retention for everyone else. For more information, visit www.irvingchamber.com.
WIRELESS INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS ASSOCIATION
Solaris Technologies is a member of WISPA.WISPA promotes the development, advancement and unification of the wireless Internet service provider industry.
WISPA has over 600 members consisting of wireless Internet service providers,
municipal wireless internet providers, electric and telephone cooperative wireless Internet providers, equipment manufacturers, service vendors and other interested parties. For more information about WISPA, visit www.wispa.org.
BUILDING INDUSTRY CONSULTING SERVICE INTERNATIONAL
The Building Industry Consulting Service International, Inc. (BICSI) began in 1974 as an industry association to service the needs of telecommunications consultants (formerly known as building industry consultants – BICs). As the field of telecommunications has grown, so has the breadth of BICSI. For more information about BICSO, visit www.bicsi.org.
THE RURAL BROADBAND ASSOCIATION
NTCA, The Rural Broadband Association, is the premier association representing independent, community-based telecommunications companies that are leading innovation in rural and small-town America. In an era of exploding technology, deregulation and marketplace competition, NTCA’s members are leading the IP evolution for rural consumers, delivering technologies that make rural communities vibrant places in which to live and do business. Because of their efforts, rural America is fertile ground for innovation in economic development and commerce, education, health care, government services, security and smart energy use. For more information, visit www.ntca.org.