Preferred Corporate Housing recertified by WBEA/WBENC as a Women's Business Enterprise




The Women's Business Enterprise Alliance (WBEA), the South Texas affiliate of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), has renewed Preferred Corporate Housing's certification as an official Women's Business Enterprise (WBE)


Preferred Corporate Housing, a nationwide lodging provider for relocating employees, temporary assignments, government/military personnel, and contracted associates announces its recertification as a Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) by the WBEA/WBENC. The WBENC works with representatives of corporations to encourage the utilization and expansion of supplier/vendor diversity programs. It is a resource for the more than 700 US companies and government agencies that rely on the WBENC certification as an integral part of their supplier diversity programs.


WBENC's national standard of certification (wbenc.org) is a meticulous process that includes an in-depth review of all business aspects, an onsite inspection and leadership interviews. The certification process confirms that the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by one or more women.


Preferred Corporate Housing, a division of The Discovery Group, Inc is majority owned and operated by Samantha Elliott, President and CEO. Elliott has more than eighteen years of temporary housing and relocation experience with PCH. She is also currently serving as Board Member and Secretary to the Executive Committee of the Corporate Housing Providers Association (CHPA).

"We are thrilled to have completed the re-certification process to maintain our WBE certification. We've have benefitted greatly from the partnerships formed through this certification and our diversity classifications," said Elliott. "We will continue to participate on the local and national levels of the WBENC in fostering relationships and future potential business with corporations and agencies who place priority in partnering with woman-owned businesses."


About PCH:
Preferred Corporate Housing is the premier, nationwide extended-stay lodging partner for relocating employees, temporary assignments, recurring projects, and corporate training programs. Corporations, government agencies and travel managers turn to Preferred Corporate Housing to take advantage of cost-efficient, fully furnished apartments accompanied by online inventory management tools, dedicated personal account teams and service to more than 42,000 locations. PCH is your permanent solution for temporary housing nationwide! (800) 960-0102, www.corporates.com


Michelle Velasquez

Director of National Accounts
Preferred Corporate Housing
800-960-0102 ext 35