Denver Honors Catalyst with Multiple Certifications for Values and Community

Robin Emiliani  /  Jan 12, 2023

Marketing Agency to Assist Other Businesses with City’s Rigorous Application Process

Catalyst, a marketing agency acclaimed for its creativity, strategic thinking, and powerhouse marketers, today announced the City of Denver has granted them certifications as a Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE), a Small Business Enterprise (SBE), a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), and a Small Business Enterprise Concessionaire (SBEC).

To gain these accreditations, Catalyst had to take part in a significant application process to prove they met the qualifications set by the City of Denver.

“We understand Denver has the most challenging process in the nation, and so we were thrilled we not only met their standards for these certifications but surpassed them in many areas,” said Catalyst’s Co-Founder and CEO Gem Swartz. “We had to showcase the depth of our client roster, holistic service offerings, and years of experience working and improving our craft as an organization that’s at least 51% women-owned. Catalyst is proud to be 100% women-owned and women-founded.”

With these certifications, Catalyst is now eligible to participate in public contracts.

“These certifications set us apart and empower us to perform at a higher level,” explained Catalyst’s Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Growth Officer Robin Emiliani. “Many larger companies have supplier diversity programs to promote opportunities for a wider variety of suppliers, and with these certifications, we will be able to help them meet their diversity supplier needs in ways we haven’t been able to before.”

To further educate the community about the certification process, Catalyst has agreed to collaborate with similar businesses, educating them on how to incorporate more diversity, equity, and inclusion into their practices.

“It’s exciting for us to help grow the small business community,” Emiliani said. “We want more people to know this certification is available to them so they can increase the stability and sustainability of their business for years to come.”

To learn more about the different certifications Denver offers, click here. If you are a small business owner in the Denver area and would like to speak with someone at Catalyst about how we can support your team, click here.

About Catalyst
Catalyst is an award-winning creative marketing agency devoted to helping you reach your most audacious marketing goals. We exist to jolt your creativity—giving you the strategy and unexpected creative direction your business needs to capture your customers’ attention. Based in Denver, our team knows how to develop strong strategies and bring creative concepts to life. 

Meredith Strassle
Senior Marketing Consultant
Catalyst Marketing Agency


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