Allume Architects: Certification as a Woman-Owned Business Enterprise

Judi Murphy, Murphy Associates
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Allume Architects certified as Woman-Owned Business Enterprise

Elm Grove, Wis. – June 9, 2016 – Allume Architects has been certified by the State of Wisconsin as a Woman-Owned Business Enterprise. Many firms in the WBE program are strongly involved in providing their services in the public and private sectors.

Andrea Nemecek, president of Allume said, “We are honored to receive this certification from the State of Wisconsin. We have been asked by a segment of the market to apply for certification. We have listened and taken action to support our clients and partners in this way.”

In 2006, the Wisconsin Legislature enacted a woman-owned business bill that requires the Department of Administration “to develop, maintain, and keep a computer database of businesses in the state that are owned by women, containing demographic statistics and information on the types of industries represented, sales volume and growth rates, generation of jobs by both new and existing businesses and any other relevant characteristics.”

Among the many benefits of being certified are being listed on the State’s directory which provides firms in the program with a broader business reach to corporate buyers, prime contractors and agencies of local, state and federal governments beyond the borders of Wisconsin.

Allume was launched in 2013 by Andrea Nemecek, licensed Architect in the State of Wisconsin and member of the American Institute of Architects. The name Allume is derived from the root word allumer, which translates to “the light came on.” The name is reflected in the company’s belief and vision that natural light is essential to human health, well-being, and that great design can improve quality of life. Nemecek understands that successful design is integral to improved business revenue, increased productivity, employee retention, and overall human well-being. These concepts translate over to commercial projects, such as business and corporate offices, manufacturing and warehouse facilities, educational and retail establishments, as well as single-family residential design.