For Immediate Release
Congressional, State, and Local Leaders Join w3r Consulting for New Office Ribbon Cutting Congressman Gary Peters, Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence, State Senator Vincent Gregory, State Representative Rudy Hobbs Among Elected Officials Attending Award-Winning Consulting Firm’s Celebration.
SOUTHFIELD – On Tuesday, February 19th, members of the media are invited to join Southfield consulting firm w3r’s leadership, staff, clients, and a number of elected officials for a private ribbon cutting at their new world headquarters in Southfield, Michigan at 4:30 p.m. w3r Consulting is a national leader in technology consulting, and pleased to announce the official opening of its new office.
w3r Consulting, which operates in five states with 300 employees, is one of the state’s largest minority- owned businesses and is celebrating Black History Month along with the opening of its new office with remarks expected from Congressman Gary Peters, Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence, State Senator Vincent Gregory, State Representative Rudy Hobbs, and Michigan Black Chamber President Ken Harris. Other dignitaries expected include Judge Debra Nance and Southfield City Councilwoman Sylvia Jordan.
“w3r is proud to bring its headquarters and workforce to our new space in Southfield,” said Eric Hardy, w3r C.E.O. and Chairman of the Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce. “We are a growing brand, but we place a high priority on building community and giving back, and we believe Southfield is a city that also emphasizes our sense of ‘community.’ As this city grows we hope to grow with it, and that this move encourages the development of w3r as a national leader,” said Hardy, who also chairs the Community Care Services Board for Henry Ford Health System.
w3r is an award-winning firm that has been recognized at the local and national level for its accomplishments. The company has been named an Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies for the last six years. It has been voted one of Metropolitan Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For annually since 2007. Last year the company was recognized by Crain’s as one of the “Largest Minority Companies” ranked #21 with $25 million USD in sales. w3r was recognized as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year in 2008 and 2009, and has been recognized multiple times by clients for achievement in its field, including Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.
“w3r is at home in Southfield,” said Keith Echols, w3r Executive Vice President and President of the Southfield Black Chamber of Commerce. “We believe, first and foremost, that we are here to support our clients, but beyond that we have an important role to play in rebuilding Michigan and leading the state forward through entrepreneurship. Having our headquarters in Southfield allows us to be right in the middle of all of the redevelopment going on, and to play a role in the future of both our urban and suburban neighbors,” said Echols.
About w3r Consulting
w3r Consulting is an eighteen year-old privately held information technology consulting firm headquartered in Southfield, Michigan. Combining many years of diverse industry experience and exposure, w3r can objectively view customers’ challenges and recommend a solution that meets both their current and future needs for both infrastructure and integration services and support. Our mission is to provide companies with flexibility, by providing the highest quality resources, services and solutions to help build versatile, reliable and agile solutions to support your business needs.
Their new address: 1000 Town Center, Suite 1150. Prospective clients may call the office at 248-358-1002.
Members of the media are invited to tour the facility with elected officials and company management from 4:30 until 5:30 only.
The media is also invited to follow the ribbon cutting live on Twitter, by following @w3rconsulting and by using the hashtag #w3revents.