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Press Release: Pyrotechniq Certified as Women's Business Enterprise (WBE)




CHICAGO, IL., March 3rd, 2020

Pyrotechniq Productions, A leader in Chicago Event Entertainment, has been recognized and certified as a WBE, or Women’s Business Enterprise. As of February of 2020, the company is joining a collective of nearly 15,000 other women-owned businesses across the United States.


A WBE is defined as a business that is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by women / a woman. This certification grants these women-owned businesses access to additional networking, training opportunities, mentoring, and a support system of hundreds of other WBEs. The organization overseeing certification for WBE membership is the Women's Business Enterprise National Council.

"We’re honored to participate in the rigorous WBE certification program, and plan to remain a member until diversity in business ownership is more normalized." said Founder, Ashley Bertling. "Women-owned businesses employ over 9 million people across the U.S. and generate over $1.7 trillion in sales. As gender equality and other social issues related to women continue to dominate the national stage, these numbers are certain to grow exponentially in the time to come."

Pyrotechniq Productions is Chicago's leader in special event entertainment. They've been dazzling audiences across the US since 2006, specializing in corporate event entertainment. Pyrotechniq is also Chicago's only licensed and insured fire performance troupe, with its management also sitting on the National Fire Protection Association's Technical Committee for Special Effects. Learn more about Pyrotechniq's many service offerings at www.pyrotechniq.org. For media inquiries, contact Bryan Thurston at Bryan(at)pyrotechniq.org.