Rizco Receives National 2023 Women’s Business Award

Posted on February 6, 2023 By

Rizco, Spring Lake Heights, N.J., a brand-led marketing agency that is celebrating its 23rd anniversary, has received National Women’s Business Enterprise Certification from the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). The certification affirms the business is woman-owned and operated, and has successfully met all standards.

Rizco was founded in New York City in 2000 by Debra and Keith Rizzi and reincorporated in New Jersey in 2003, when Debra Rizzi became president to deliver strategic design and marketing services to Monmouth and Ocean counties and the surrounding areas. In 2007, Rizco was named the Agency to Watch by Graphic Design USA (GDUSA). In 2007, Rizco also became the 12th design and marketing firm to be admitted into the EPA’s Green Power Partnership for its use of 100% green power in its offices. In 2008, Rizco became the first graphic design firm in the U.S. to be admitted into the EPA’s Climate Leaders program.

Throughout the years, Rizco has used the latest digital strategies and have been pioneers in proprietary services, such as its customized brand audit process launched in 2010. In 2020, President Debra Rizzi was honored with the NJBIZ 50 Best Women in Business Award. This acknowledgment, coupled with their latest WBE Certification, is especially meaningful since the Rizco staff is currently 80% female.

Debra Rizzi said, “For Rizco, this certification is about access. It gives the agency the ability to expand our client footprint by aligning with companies that embrace diversity in their procurement process. It also affords us the opportunity to expand our network to collaborate with female leadership that will inspire future professional growth. We feel honored that decades of work have been validated on a national level.”

For more information, contact Sarah Camey, Content Strategist at sarah@rizco.com

About Rizco:
Founded in 2000, Rizco is an award-winning brand-led marketing agency based in New Jersey. Rizco focuses on building brands and growing companies through all aspects of branding, design, and communication strategies. An integrated approach to brand building allows Rizco to help clients creatively engage with their audiences and deliver results through their customized, six-step, research-based process. Rizco has implemented campaigns for some of the nation’s top brands that span across many verticals. For more information, visit www.Rizco.com.

About the WBENC: The WBENC was founded in 1997 to develop a nationwide standard for women-owned business certification. They are now the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States and a leading advocate for women-owned businesses in corporate and government supply chains.