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Released: 10/10/2019 

DRPA Awarded Prestigious ‘Partner of the Year Award’

Recognized for ‘commitment to opening the doors of economic opportunity for women business enterprises’

The Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) was presented with the 2019 Partner of the Year Award from the Women’s Business Enterprise Council East (WBEC East).

The event was held on Thursday, September 26, 2019 in Philadelphia.

The Partner of the Year Award is presented to a corporate or government member who has been instrumental in WBEC East’s successful achievement of their annual goals and “in recognition of your commitment to opening the doors of economic opportunity for women business enterprises.”

Since 1994, the DRPA has had in place progressive policies and programs that have served to level the playing field for all companies interested in doing business with us. Our efforts to support women-owned businesses are rooted generally in the Authority's shared value of "Diversity & Inclusion.” That shared value encourages us to actively seek to make new connections with members of the diverse community we serve.

This award is particularly special because of the longstanding collaborative partnership the DRPA has enjoyed with WBEC. Our relationship with the Council dates back to the mid-1990s. In 2018, the Authority was a finalist for the award.

This award would not be possible without the commitment of our Board, the steadfast commitment shown by the leadership of our executive and senior management team, and buy-in from employees who understand and appreciate the value of doing business with a diverse group of vendors.

The Authority was also recognized as a finalist in the Done Deals Award category. The Done Deals Award is presented to a corporate or government member who has done the most business with WBEs in the last 12 months.


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