Media Ventures, Inc. Receives National Certification as a Women-Owned Business

NORWALK, CT (April 20, 2011) – Media Ventures, Inc., a business specializing in custom publishing, received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women Presidents' Educational Organization - New York, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

WBENC’s national standard of certification implemented by the Women Presidents' Educational Organization - New York is a meticulous process, including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.

By including women-owned businesses among their vendors, corporations, and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier/vendor diversity programs.

About Media Ventures, Inc. 
Since 1985, Media Ventures, Inc. (MVI) has served the telecommunications and custom publishing industries. The company has developed consumer and trade magazines, newsletters, directory enhancements for the yellow pages industry, high quality cartography, chamber of commerce directories, visitor guides and sales support aids. MVI is certified as a women’s business enterprise through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the US. 

About WBENC 
The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council is the nation’s largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States. WBENC is a resource for the more than 700 US companies and government agencies that rely on WBENC’s certification as an integral part of their supplier diversity programs.  

CONTACT: Tracy McCarthy
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Tracy McCarthy

In 1994, after a stint in Guatemala as a member of the Peace Corps, Tracy returned home to the U.S. Two thousand miles from the Land of Eternal Spring, she contemplated her next move, which brought her to MVI shortly thereafter.

At MVI, Tracy put her cartography knowledge to use, working as a Mapping Assistant. Over the next several years, she moved up the company ladder, becoming Chief Operating Officer in 2006 and President in 2009. Tracy credits good communication, strong leadership and the continuous generation of fresh ideas as her best methods of piloting the company to new levels.
Involved at every stage of product development, Tracy enjoys playing an immediate role in the evolution of ideas and projects. Creating a database, designing a magazine, implementing a social media strategy—from start to finish, these are the things she loves to see come together. Asked about a memorable project, she refers to the creation of MVI’s internal database, which was equal parts challenging and rewarding. Not only does the database improve workflow efficiency, but its creation has made MVI less paper-dependent and more environmentally friendly.

A typical week brings Tracy back and forth between the Connecticut office and her home on Shelter Island, a town off the coast of eastern Long Island. Accessible only by ferry, this area of beaches, coves and inlets lies in sharp contrast to Norwalk’s urban landscape.
At home, Tracy enjoys cooking; going for a run; unwinding at the beach; and taking walks with her husband, Bryan; daughter, Eliza; and loveably rambunctious Chocolate Lab, Bella. Aside from family time, Tracy also finds fulfillment in My Time For Me, a company she founded in 2006. True to its name, My Time For Me’s purpose is to give women of all ages an opportunity to socialize, learn new skills and simply enjoy taking time out for themselves.

Tracy was named one of Fairfield County’s 40 Under 40, recognizing young business executives making an impact in Fairfield County. She holds a degree in Recreation Management from the University of Vermont, and an MBA from the University of Connecticut.

About Us

  • You’ve got an audience to reach, we’ve got you covered. Whether you need a company newsletter, magazine, chamber directory, local map, visitor guide, social media management or anything in between, MVI has the expertise to deliver your product, in print, digital or mobile format.


  • The Greater York Region Chamber of Commerce

    Once again you have proven that your company is one of the best in the business! The Maine Beaches Association, with a grant from the Maine Office of Tourism, accepted the bid from Media Ventures to complete a comprehensive re-do of our regional fulfillment piece, as well as update our website and create a new rack card and DVD.

    I am so impressed by the work you've done and the improvement that has been made in these lure pieces! In one instance, your clever use of icons changed a cumbersome page into an easily readable chart for our visitors --- a design that none of us at the table had even imagined --- and we've been at this for a lot of years!

    The coordination of all the parts and pieces of these products has gone so smoothly, and the end products are beyond what we had expected. Thank you for once again giving us visitor enhancement products that make us shine!

    Cathy Goodwin


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Media Ventures, Inc.
101 Merritt Blvd.
Suite 210
Trumbull, CT 06611

203.852.6570 x249

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